The 2015 New Orleans Tango Festival is over but we're working on bringing you another great festival in 2016!

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June 16 - 19, 2016
Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel


live music

la bailonga tango

La Bailonga Tango is an innovative tango band comprised of four women from Colombia.  They perform regularly in the major venues of Medellin, as well as Bogotá, and they have performed at the International Tango Festival of Medellin since 2012.  They’ve also participated in the Peru Tango Festival, held in Lima and since 2013.  La Bailonga Tango was invited to perform at Montevideo’s 27th Annual Viva El Tango Festival in October 1214 and the first ever Tangovía in Bogotá during December 2014.  The performances at the New Orleans Tango Festival will be their U.S. debut.

                Band members
Sandra Arboleda - piano & director
Violeta Arboleda - bandoneón
Mariana Blandón - flute
Nancy Maya - bass guitar 
Giovanni Parra - Special Guest bandoneónista



  • Intermediate, advanced, and advanced couples lessons
  • Beginner Intensive Series for those who wish to start their tango journey or for experienced dancers who would like to revisit essential fundamentals.  (For those of you who are just beginning your discovery of tango, you should know that a partner is not required to participate in the tango classes unless it is a couples class.)
Photo by Juan Antonio Henriquez

Photo by Juan Antonio Henriquez

4 Milongas with a New Orleans Flair

  • Thursday - Bienvenue

  • Friday - Mardi Gras

  • Saturday - Le Soirée de Gala

  • Sunday - Au Revoir

3 Practicas

2 chacarera workshops

Performances by the Instructors


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  • The beautiful Astor Ballroom of the Astor Hotel located on the corner of Bourbon Street and Canal Street.
  • Many of the city's main attractions and restaurants that fit any budget are only steps away.

(or NOLA as we natives sometimes refer to it)

The saying, LAISSEZ LES BONS TEMPS ROULER -- LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL, is evident in every nook and cranny in NOLA with the French heritage and European traditions that blend with Caribbean influences.  NOLA is a cultural gumbo ... a sensory overload with an authentic spirit. ... a place like no other ... a way of life that began three centuries ago and remains today.

When you want to take your dance shoes off for a little while, there's a lot for your to see and do in New Orleans.  NOLA was named one of top ten “World’s Best City” in 2014 by the readers of Travel+ Leisure Magazine and a ‘Must See Destination for 2014” by the National Geographic.  It was also recognized as a “Best American City for Foodies” by Conde Nast Traveler. 

Visit to plan your non-tango activities!

Forever New Orleans Video with Kermit Ruffins and the Rebirth Brass Band.

Photo by Natalie Koval

Photo by Natalie Koval

Special thanks to the staff at the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau for their support!