We had a great time this year and hope you did too! Although Mirna and I are doing our post-festival rest and relaxation, we're brainstorming for the 2017 festival. We'd like to know what you think we did well and what improvements can be made so we can have another enjoyable festival. Click here for the survey.

La Milonga Que Faltaba presents the 2016 New Orleans Tango Festival in a city named by Travel + Leisure Magazine readers as one of the best in 2014!

June 16-19, 2016
Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel

Located on the Corner of Bourbon and Canal

New this year: Tango on the River!



1 Pre-festival milonga

  • Little Gem Saloon445 S. Rampart St., New Orleans, LA 70112
  • Wednesday, June 15th
  • 7:00 pm to 11 pm
  • No cover but purchasing a drink would be appreciated!


  • Beginner, intermediate, advanced, and advanced couples lessons
  • Leader and Follower technique classes taught by Fabian Peralta & Josefina Bermudez
  • 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

5 Milongas with a New Orleans Flair

  • Thursday - Bienvenue

  • Friday - Mardi Gras

  • Special Saturday Matinee Milonga- Tango on the River onboard the Creole Queen Paddlewheeler. Click here for more information

  • Saturday - La Soirée de Gala

  • Sunday - Au Revoir

3 Practicas

Performances by the Instructors



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Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel
739 Canal Street

  • 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.
  • Click here to register online.

Tango on the River
Saturday Matinee Milonga

Creole Queen Paddlewheeler
1 Poydras Street

  • We'll step back into the glamour and romance of the riverboat era with a Saturday Matinee Milonga onboard the Paddlewheeler Creole
  • This narrated cruise will take us on a journey through the history of the city as we sail downriver to the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and the historic Chalmette Battlefield.
  • The dock is within walking distrance from the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel.
  • Click here for more details.
Creole Queen Paddlewheeler

Creole Queen Paddlewheeler

Wednesday, June 15th Pre-Festival Milonga 7 pm to 11 pm

Wednesday, June 15th
Pre-Festival Milonga
7 pm to 11 pm

Pre-Festival Milonga
Little Gem Saloon
445 S. Rampart St., New Orleans, LA 70112

  • Wednesday, June 15th
  • 7:00 pm to 11 pm
  • The restaurant offers creatively prepared dishes that feature locally sourced seasonal ingredients.
  • No cover but purchasing a drink would be appreciated!

(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!

Photo by Natalie Koval

Photo by Natalie Koval

Special Thanks!