Charm City Tango Marathon

Apr 22-24 2016
Charm City Tango Marathon
April 22-24, 2016

April 22-24, 2016

The First Tango Marathon in Baltimore, MD!

10-hour Intensive Sedminar with Mariano "Chicho" Frumboli and Juana Sepulveda is offered during the marathon (optional).

The entire event will be held at the magnificent Calvert Grand Ballroom of the historic Lord Baltimore hotel in downtown Baltimore.

With Live Music by:

Lautaro Greco (Buenos Aires, Argentina)



Robin Thomas (NYC)
Avik Basu (Ann Arbor, MI)
Varo El Pibe Rodolfini (Los Angeles, CA)
Tai Maria (Puerto Rico)
Marion Dulieux (Paris, France)
Luis Zuleta Benavides (Houston, TX)
Angel Montero (Atlanta, GA)



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About Event

We realize there is some of confusion since this is the first event and some of you don't know what to expect, so I wanted to share my vision. We also had people asking whether the festival got renamed or the dates were moved to April. The answer is NO, the festival is still on in July, it's a completely new event with a different concept and we very much look forward to seeing you there!!!! And since Baltimore has a long-time lovely nickname of being a "Charm City", hence the Charm City Tango Marathon name!

I never thought I would organize yet one more major tango event. Well, I never thought I would organize the first one either, but it's too late now.. In the fall of 2014 I ran into this venue.... it was absolutely magnificent. Another hotel... a historic building... an 8,000 square feet Grand ballroom with 25' ceilings and a balcony level... chandeliers... glamour... lots of space... rooftop terrace... The sexiest tango venue ever!!! Unfortunately, they would only offer it during spring time. Moving the July festival dates? Too complicated and too many commitments already made... I walked away, but kept thinking. The venue has inspired me and I didn't want to let it go. And then I thought...

The main downside of the marathons I have attended (most friends I talked to about it felt the same way) was the limited number of dancers, usually due to space limitations. At a marathon everyone needs to be comfortable, everyone needs to have a seat, and we still need room for the dance floor. I love the idea of gender balance, but limited amount of attendees leaves everyone fewer options.

So I was thinking, why not attempting to generate this festival-like environment in this amazing venue that has space for it all and fabulous acoustics to top it off, but gender-balanced and without classes (well, an optional seminar by Chicho & Juana, that's all). We have so much room we don't need to keep it small, we envision this as an inclusive rather than exclusive event, but with a large enough dancer pool that none feels left out and can find old and new connections to their liking. The DJs are incredible, the orchestra is mind-blowing (this year with an Argentine star-musician Lautaro Greco on bandoneon), Chicho & Juana will perform on Saturday night to pump us up, the hotel rooms are right there to let us rest (it's a 4-star hotel and our group rate is only $139/night, includes free wi-fi and bottled water), we will serve late night treats, there are 3 food outlets in the hotel and we are still in downtown Baltimore, walking distance to everything, a rooftop party weather permitting.... Another magical tango encounter! It felt right... in that space... with those characters....We really look forward to an amazing  experience together with all of you!

Please share the event with your friends and bring them with you to make it a GRAND experience in on of the last GRAND ballrooms remaining in this country!


Lord Baltimore Hotel
20 W Baltimore St
Baltimore, MD 21201
United States
Phone:+1 855-539-1928


WE HAVE RESERVED A BLOCK OF ROOMS AT THE LORD BALTIMORE HOTEL at our $139/night group rate (reservations must be made by April 1, 2016, it's a 4-star hotel and our rate include free Wi-Fi and bottled water). Our Group ID is 1604TANGOE or you can just ask for Tango Element rate when making your reservation. The toll-free reservations number is 1-855-539-1928. We have rooms with either one king size bed or two queen size beds under our block.
To book a room at the Lord Baltimore Hotel at our group rate, please follow this link:





Friday, April 22
6-8pm C&J seminar
9pm-6am - dancing, Solo Tango playing at midnight

Saturday, April 23
11am-1pm C&J seminar
1pm - 6pm - dancing
6pm-8pm C&J seminar
9pm-6am dancing, performance by Chicho & Juana, Solo Tango playing at 1am

Sunday, April 24
11am-1pm C&J seminar
1pm - 6pm - dancing
6pm-8pm C&J seminar
8:30pm-6am dancing, Solo Tango playing at 11:30pm


Full Marathon Pass - $190 per person
Chicho&Juana 10-hour Intensive Seminar + Full Marathon Pass - $425 per person
Chicho&Juana 10-hour Intensive Seminar only - $325 per person