Metropolitan championship of tango
The tango year starts in May with the metropolitan championship of tango. This championship has become a typical event and its peculiarity lies in the fact that the contest itself is held at the milongas where candidates take turns. This informal and intimate event is very much loved by amateur dancers, as are these successful dances throughout the rest of the year. The only authorized style in this championship is the tango danced in the dancing rooms: participants shouldn’t break the abrazo (embrace), stage tango figures are prohibited. The public is an important part of the classification jury, and the professional jury takes part in the semi-finals.
From 2008, the three styles of milonga are part of the contest: tango, milonga and waltz. The candidates participate in the qualifying competition for a month before participating for the championship’s trophy organized by the City’s culture department. Requisites for enrollment: to be of full age and at least one member of the couple must be born in Buenos Aires. It is not necessary to be a professional dancer as the championship is open for all the dancers, and it is a great opportunity for amateurs to start a tango career. Couples that achieve the first three positions in tango represent the city in the World Championship in August.