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Tango by the Sea - June 2011 - Weekend events


from Buenos Aires

Argentine Tango Stars


Carlos barrionuevo


Mayte  Valdés



have been invited to Tango by the Sea 2011, June 24 to 26.


A unique weekend with

workshops, milongas and
an unforgettable show at the gala dinner at the Union Club
Sponsored by Tango Vita,
the home of Argentine Tango in Victoria, B.C.



summary of weekend events

This is the general outline of the three days.
Non-tango dancers will enjoy the gala dinner and show at the Union Club, at the Victoria Inner Harbour.  Plan to attend, and invite your friends and family.


Don't miss it. We expect this event to be sold out.
Please note that the workshops are not for people who never danced tango.  New students should consult list of teachers above.


Friday June 24

Location for Friday workshop and Milonga: St. Matthias Church hall, 600 Richmond Av (at Richardson). Entrance to parking lot and hall off Richardson.


7:00-8:15 pm – Workshop A

8:30 - 11 pm - Milonga (DJ: John Dewhirst)

Tickets sold at the door: Can$10

(no need to reserve in advance).


Saturday June 25

Location for Saturday workshops: St. Matthias Church hall, 600 Richmond Av (at Richardson). Entrance to parking lot and hall off Richardson.

Workshops all day

Check schedule.


Gala Dinner-Milonga (dance) with performance by Carlos Barrionuevo & Mayte Valdés

Location: the Union Club of BC, at the Victoria Inner Harbour

Dress: Formal/semi-formal

Reserve before June 18 - No refunds after June 18

No tickets at the door.

For menu and how to purchase the tickets, see all details


Sunday June 26

Location for Sunday workshops and afternoon milonga: Henderson Hall, 1632 Yale Street (by the Oak Bay Village)

Workshops all day

Check schedule.


Cost of Weekend Events

Registration and Information

Check the pages for the Gala Dinner-Milonga, and for the workshops.

If you have any questions please phone Liliana at (250) 477-1185 or e-mail to:


staying at the Union Club

For those who need overnight accommodation, the Union Club is offering Tango by the Sea guests reduced rates with full breakfast.

To make your reservations please contact their Front Desk at 1-800-808-2218 (ext.0), or via email at

reservations@unionclub, and ask for the special “Tango by the Sea rate”.


To watch some videos of Carlos & Mayte's performances at other events, click here.



Mayte  Valdés

Mayte is highly trained in diverse dance techniques, such as classical ballet, modern jazz and tango.

She began dancing when she was 6 years old.  At a very early age she  performed "The Nutcracker" with  the company  Miami City ballet touring in Florida, USA.

She continued her studies in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the Teatro Colón,  and with various ballet masters.

Mayte was trained in Argentine Tango by the greatest tango masters in Buenos Aires.  She has performed in many tango shows "Chiquilin Tango", "Tango en el Maipo", "Tango historias breves" and the musical "Tanguera" among others. In 2004 she toured with the company "Tango Pasión" throughout Spain, Sweden, Russia and Germany.   With the company Tango Buenos Aires she traveled the United States, and has also traveled Mexico, Egypt and Asia, sharing her talent and passion for tango.


Carlos barrionuevo

Carlos began to dance tango when he was 12 years old. He developed his technique by studying the great masters of tango.  He was invited  to perform with Ricardo "Chiqui" Pereyra, Enrique Dumas- Raul Lavié, María Grana, Guillermo Fernández and Mariano Mores. In April of 2005 he  won  the championship of the Patagonia Tango Festival in San Carlos Bariloche, in the South of Argentina.

Carlos has  Performed in many  different Tango shows such as,  "Tango Emotion", "Tango Historias Breves", "Sabor a Tango", "Tango Odisea",  and " Tangorama" among others, traveling throughout  ItalyRussia, Chile, Uruguay, United States and Mexico.

In  September 2006 Carlos was assistant choreographer of the Teatro Argentino de la Plata for the show "Tangomanon".


Carlos & mayte.

In Buenos Aires, in January 2007, Mayte and Carlos began performing together  in prestigious Tango houses  such as "El  Viejo Almacén", " El Café Tortonni" and Chiquín.

In December 2007 they formed part of the cast of  the company "Forever Tango" performing at the Teatro Coliseo Podestá in La Plata, Argentina, for the release of the companies New DVD.

In 2008 they choreographed and performed for the Teatro Zinzanni and Snoqualmie Casino.  In September 2009  they joined  the company "Tangueros del Sur" performing at the New York city center in NYC with the show "Romper el piso".

Mayte and Carlos have been together teaching and performing throughout USA and internationally since then.



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