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En tu Abrazo - Encuentro Milonguero II

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Atmosphere (people's friendliness, number of dancers, fun): 53.33% - 3 votes
Organisation ( venues, comfort, schedule ): 71% - 3 votes
Music & DJs: 70% - 3 votes
Dancing ( level, etiquette, leader/follower ratio): 55% - 4 votes
Would you come back or recommend? - 5 votes

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En tu Abrazo - Encuentro Milonguero II

En tu Abrazo - Encuentro Milonguero II

62 out of 100 with 13 ratings


September 21-24, 2018
Pheasant Run Resort
​Saint Charles, Illinois
From Friday, September 21, to Monday, September 24, 2018 we will have our second En Tu Abrazo - Encuentro Milonguero at the Pheasant Run Restort.  It is a special limited attendance event in Saint Charles, Illinois. On September 20, we will do a Pre-Encuentro Milonga. Full info at  The Encuentro is almost full with limited spaces available for couples and leaders. 
DJs for the Encuentro include:
Ilene Marder, New York
Maria Olivera, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Robert Hauk, Portland
Raymond Fonk, The Hague, Netherlands
Ray Barbosa, Chicago, Illinois
Igor, El Espejero, Toronto, Canada
Timmy Tango, Cleveland
This Encuentro Milonguero is a gathering of like-minded dancers from different places who like to dance milonguero style or close embrace to traditional music.  All dancers will respect the traditional "Codigos de Tango" as danced in central Buenos Aires that includes separate seating for leaders and followers and use of the "mirada" and "cabaceo". We will also have separate seating for couples who want to sit together.
We encourage you use it as an opportunity to meet and dance with new people. The Encuentro Milonguero will be balanced with leaders and followers and will have a limited number of participants. Only the Thursday evening event is open to the general public - $15 cost.
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Pre-Encuentro Milonga
DJ: Timmy Tango
Friday, September 21, 2018
2-3pm - Reception and welcome
3-7pm - Milonga
DJ: Raymond Fonk
7:30-9:30pm (optional dinner)
10pm-3am - Milonga
DJ: Robert Hauk
Saturday, September 22, 2017
3-7pm - Milonga
DJ: Igor, El Espejero

10pm-3am - Milonga
DJ: Ilene Marder
Sunday, September 23, 2017
12-2pm (optional brunch)
2:30-6:30pm - Milonga
DJ: Ray Barbosa
8:30pm-1am - Milonga
DJ: Maria Olivera
Paricipation in the Encuentro:
To participate in the Encuentro, you first need to complete our registration form as places available are limited.  Click here: REGISTRATION FORM.
We will then shortly get back to you with a response as to whether you are accepted to the Encuentro or are placed on a waiting list. This will be a limited invitee event similar to the Encuentros in Europe. There will be balance between the number of men and women.  Registration with a partner is preferred, especially if you are a follower.  We have a waiting list for followers.
The Encuentro Pass costs $125 includes all of the milongas for the entire weekend. The optional Friday Dinner costs $40 and the Sunday brunch costs $20.  No registrations will be accepted for individual milongas or individual days except the Pre-Milonga on Thursday, September 20 which will cost $15 to the general public.
Lodging for the Encuentro will be at the Pheasant Run Resort in Saint Charles, Illinois.  Our room rate for attendees to the Encuentro will be $109+tax per night and it is available up to 3 nights before and after the Encuentro.  There are also suites available for an additional cost.  We will provide you with the special code and/or link once you are accepted to the Encuentro.
Pheasant Run is just 35 miles from Chicago's O'Hare Airport. For directions, click here:
Feel free to contact me, Richard Miller or Marco Mambelli if you have any questions.
Thank you,
Ray Barbosa
Chicago Milonguero, Ltd.


  • Location:
    Saint Charles, Illinois, USA (view map)
    Event dates:
    From: Friday, 21 September 2018 - To: Monday, 24 September 2018
    Saint Charles, Illinois, USA (view map)
    Event dates:
    Event Starts: Friday, 21 September 2018
    Event Ends: Monday, 24 September 2018
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