Tentative Schedule

All events are at the Refinery – 2302 W John St, Champaign, Il 61821

Friday: All Friday events made possible by Erwin Goldfarb.

7:00pm – 10:30pm Erwin’s 88th birthday party – cocktail, buffet dinner, dancing
10:30pm – 11:15pm Performance #1 by festival guest artists
11:15pm – 2:30am Milonga, hors d’oeuvres and open bar (bar will close before milonga’s end)

Saturday:

12:30pm – 1:00pm Registration/check-in

1:00pm – 2:30pm Ariel & Yesica – Dancing on both sides of the Embrace (Adv.)
1:00pm – 2:30pm Rod & Jenny – Cadenas (Chains and links) (Int./Adv.)
1:00pm – 2:30pm Marcos & Florencia – Salidas (Starts) Different possibilities. Musicality (All)

30 minute break

3:00pm – 4:30pm Ariel & Yesica – Learn how to dance on and off the beat of a milonga. (Int.)
3:00pm – 4:30pm Rod & Jenny – Various sacada combinations (All)
3:00pm – 4:30pm Marcos & Florencia – Our favorite Milonguero Viejo sequences. (Int./Adv.)

30 minute break

5:00pm – 6:30pm Ariel & Yesica – Cool vals sequences for the dance floor (Int.)
5:00pm – 6:30pm Rod & Jenny – Planeos and turns (All)
5:00pm – 6:30pm Marcos & Florencia – Spiral movements with different dynamics. (Int./Adv.)

9:00pm – 2:30am Grand Milonga – Cash bar (venue does not permit outside alcohol)
11:30pm – 12:30am Performances #2 by festival guest artists

Sunday:

12:30pm – 1:00pm Registration/check-in

1:00pm – 2:30pm Ariel & Yesica – Fun milonga combinations (Int.)
1:00pm – 2:30pm Rod & Jenny – Various combinations using barrida/gancho/boleo (Adv.)
1:00pm – 2:30pm Marcos & Florencia – How to create your own milonga sequences. (All)

30 minute break

3:00pm – 4:30pm Ariel & Yesica – Leaders and Followers, find your center (Beg.)
3:00pm – 4:30pm Rod & Jenny – Unexpected boleos (Int./Adv.)
3:00pm – 4:30pm Marcos & Florencia – Extreme sacadas for both roles. (Int./Adv.)

30 minute break

5:00pm – 6:30pm Ariel & Yesica – Typical cool trends on the dance floors in B’Aires (Adv.)
5:00pm – 6:30pm Rod & Jenny – Navigation/Moves for a crowded milonga (All)
5:00pm – 6:30pm Marcos & Florencia – Vals’ circular/chained movements, musical structure (Int./Adv.)

7:00pm – 11:00pm Farewell Milonga – Wine tokens will be available.