Past Event…

Hawaii Tango Marathon 2019, presented by George Garcia
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, January 25, 26, 27
in Honolulu, Hawaii

A high-level, warm, adult (mature) Tango Marathon for experienced tango dancers.

Featuring top deejays, special workshops, inspirational presentations, themed milongas, afternoon alternative practicas, sunset catamaran cruises, Sunday afternoon barbecue by the beach and live music.

This venue, Aloha Dancesport Centre features a quality, well-cushioned dance floor and a great sound system that makes this a comfortable and enjoyable event all weekend long.

To print the following schedule of events, click here for a PDF version. Click the image to view full size.

VIP Professionals and invited Guests:
Akiyoshi & Noriko Tanada (Tokyo)
Christy Coté (San Francisco)
Former USA Tango Champions Nicholas Tapia & Stephanie Berg
Tango Ambassador Hiro Iwashimizu
Joe Powers, Harmonica Virtuoso
Deejay Mariano Bejarano
Deejay Carol-Ann Horowitz
Deejay George Garcia
Deejay Dale McMorrow
Deejay Dean Baumann

In addition, we’ll have live musical performances by harmonica virtuoso Joe Powers, Argentine keyboardist Miguel Rosenman, Pierre Grill, and Steven Howells.
We have more good stuff on the horizon so stay tuned.

A new addition this year is the Alternative Afternoon Practicas 5:00-7:00pm Saturday and Sunday with DJ Dean Baumann of Denver and live world music with Steven “Space Kadet” Howells and his violinist, Lisa.

Pimon Martel Turquoise tango shoes and assorted tango wear for men and women (Canada)
Tango Fashionwear by Rina Gendelman (SFO)
Tango Painting and Art by Heather Anders Art (Honolulu)
More tba…

Hawaii Tango Marathon 2019 is conveniently located between downtown Honolulu and Waikiki at:
Aloha DanceSport Center
350 Ward Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96814

Catamaran Cruises!
We will again offer Thursday and Friday Night Sunset Cruises. Both cruises sold out last marathon. The catamaran can take up to 40 persons.
Thursday’s Sunset Cruise check-in time is 6:00pm
Friday’s Fireworks Cruise check-in time is 6:45pm
The price of the cruise is $35 includes the cruise and beverages. Payment is at the catamaran to the captain.
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If you would like to join any of the cruises email me at: to reserve your slot on the boat. I can also be reached by cellphone at 808-721-2123.

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Tango Potluck Barbecue
We are planning a Sunday afternoon outdoor tango potluck barbecue party at Kewalo Basin Park Pavilion located in the same area as the catamaran cruise.
Time: 3:00pm till sunset.
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Please contact me at if you are interested in attending so we can get a head count. – GG

Dress Code/Attire:
Friday – “Aloha Friday Floral” dress in tropical colors
Saturday – “Glitter & Bling” Dress to Impress
Saturday night are the professional performances
Saturday/Sunday Alternative Practica – Casual Elegant
Sunday – “1940s Gangster Night”
Sunday night is live music night with our musicians

For lodging, we highly recommend AirBnb
AirBnB Oahu has incredibly good rates with units in Waikiki and Diamond Head. The Makiki and Honolulu areas might be even more convenient.

Conveniently close in Waikiki, the Ambassador Hotel Waikiki has good prices – averaging $150/night

The nearest hotels are the Pagoda Hotel, a bit dated but near the shopping center, also the Ala Moana Hotel next to Ala Moana Shopping Center – Prices average $180/night.

Trivago is a good source for deals.

Rental Bicycles:
We now have BIKI rentals all over the city with complete bike racks and dozens of rentals at each station at every major intersection or shopping and dining areas. Nearby are car share stations as well.

Hawaii Tango Marathon 2019 Program
(subject to updates)

Welcome Milonga Thursday night 1/24 7:30-11pm at Honolulu Club
Farewell Milonga Monday night 1/28 8-11pm at Honolulu Club

Honolulu Club
932 Ward Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96814
(These are separate $10 pay-at-the-door events)

Friday Jan 25 at Aloha DanceSport Center
350 Ward Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96814
5:00-6:00pm: Setup
6:00-9:00pm: Meet & Greet Mixer – DJ tba
9:00pm: Hawaiian blessing chant & hula, plus introduction of DJs, guest professionals and VIPs
9:15pm: Aloha Floral Milonga – Floral colors
Music by DJ Mariano Bejarano
w/Joe Powers sometime, somewhere in the night
10:00pm: Introduction of guests – demo of VIPs
12:00am: DJ Dale McMorrow
3:00am: La Cumparsita

Saturday Jan 26 at Aloha DanceSport Center
5:00pm Alternative Practica – DJ Dean Baumann
Live world music with Steven ‘Space Kadet’ & Lisa
7:00 Musicality Workshop by DJ Mariano
8:00pm: Milonga – “GLITTER & BLING” Dress to Impress!
Music by DJ Mariano
10:30pm: Tango professional performances
1:00am: Music by DJ George
3:30am “La Cumparsita”

Sunday Jan 27 at Aloha DanceSport Center
5:00pm Alternative Practica – DJ Dean Baumann, Live world music with Steven Howells
7-8pm Lecture: “Dancing to Different Orquestas” – Akiyoshi & Noriko Tanada
8:00pm: Milonga “1940s Gangster and Flapper Night”
DJ Carol Anne Horowitz
Live music with Miguel Rosenman, harmonica by Joe Powers, Pierre Grill, with more tba
11:30pm: music by DJ Mariano
3:00am: “La Cumparsita”

Food, snacks and wine provided each night all night plus other beverages, water, coffee, hot tea

Additional events before & after:
Welcome Milonga on Thursday night 1/24 from 7:30-11pm
Farewell Milonga on Monday night 1/28 from 8-11pm
These are separate $10 pay-at-the-door events
Honolulu Club
932 Ward Avenue

Thur Jan 24
Welcome Milonga at Honolulu Club
7:30pm: DJ IslaTango, and tba
Music: Traditional Argentine Tango
11:15pm – La Cumparsita
Attire: Casual
Admission: $10
Honolulu Club Lounge
Bar service and restaurant available until 9pm
7th Floor
932 Ward Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96814
Validated parking

Monday Jan 28
Farewell Milonga at Honolulu Club Lounge
8:00pm: Music by DJ George, and/or guest DJ
Music: Traditional Tango/some Alt/Contemporeano
11:15pm – “La Cumparsita”
Attire: Casual Elegant
Admission: $10
Honolulu Club Lounge
Bar service and restaurant available until 9pm
7th Floor
932 Ward Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96814

Tuesday, Jan 29th
Tango at Medici’s in Manoa Marketplace
Music by DJ
Admission: $12
2754 Woodlawn Drive
Unit 7-103
Honolulu, HI 96822

Our Hawaii Tango Marathon 2019 Faculty

Christy Coté

Akiyoshi & Noriko Tanada

Hiro Iwashimizu

Mariano Bejarano

Nicholas Tapia

Joe Powers

Carol Ann Horowitz

Rina Gendelman

Steven Howells

Heather Anders Art

Pimon Martel

Dean Baumann

Leonardo Pankow

Francisco Soriano

Organizer’s contact information:
George Garcia

The Hawaii Tango Marathon tickets payment is through PayPal – but a PayPal account is NOT needed. You will be able to check out as a guest.

Refund Policy
75% refund before 30 days of the marathon
50% refund within 30 days of the marathon
75% refund for medical reasons (up to 48 hours before marathon – requires copy of doctor’s office visit)
No show – no refund
No refund after attending event

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