About tanGO TO istanbul

Here is some information about TanGO TO istanbul festival;

Milongas: We have 6 night milongas from 5th of April till 10th of April 2022; Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday-Friday-Saturday-Sunday. Tuesday is a warm up milonga at Dedeman Hotel, Wednesday is opening milonga at Dedeman Hotel, Thursday-Friday-Saturday milongas are with shows and Live music and Sunday is closing milonga also with shows. Thursday-Friday-Saturday-Sunday milonga locations will be announced on 15th of March 2022 and they will be at different locations.

Classes: There will be classes of maestros for 4 days at Dedeman Hotel; Thursday-Friday-Saturday-Sunday. You do NOT need a partner for registering the classes, we equalize the number of people so you will have a partner. The class schedule is at this link;

Accommodation: The festival Hotel is Dedeman Hotel Istanbul (at Gayrettepe) You can also register at Dedeman Hotel from our registration page. Single 78 Euro/night and Double 44 Euro/night for one person. For more information about the festival Hotel;

Concerts: We have 2 concert/theater organizations.
a) T2i World Cup Finals: We have World Cup competition for professionals and for amateurs. Eliminations will be held at the festival Hotel on the 9th of April 2022 Saturday between 09:00 – 17:00 at Dedeman Hotel and the final will be on the same day between 20:00 – 22:00 at Süleyman Sabancı Cultural Center. To watch eliminations is free of charge, to watch the finals you need to register from the registration.

Also if you want, you can enter the competition as a contestant.

For more info;


b) Closing Concert of TANGO BARDO with the show of all maestros: We have the closing concert on the 10th of April 2022 Sunday between 20:00 – 22:00 at Atatürk Cultural Center (AKM) Taksim, the most prestigious Concert Hall of Istanbul and Turkey.

Transfers: We have transfer service from the airport to Dedeman Hotel and back (Round Trip). All night milongas from Thursday till Sunday will be at different locations so we have also a shuttle service from Dedeman Hotel to all the milongas and back (Round Trip)
a) Transfer to all Milongas from the festival Hotel Dedeman and back (Round Trip)
b) Airport Transfer from İstanbul Airport to Dedeman Hotel and back (Round Trip)
c) Airport Transfer from Sabiha Gökçen Airport to Dedeman Hotel and back (Round Trip)

Table Reservation at the Festival: As TanGO To istanbul is a big festival, generally the distribution plan of the venue is only with chairs. If you want to have a special table up to 6-8 people than you can reserve it from our registration page.

This is the link of general programme;


These are the prices;









TanGO TO Istanbul, a comprehensive and international festival of tango music and dance, is the premier event of IstanbulTANGO School which is biggest ın Turkey with its 4 location around the Istanbul.

The festival is a 6 day rendezvous in Istanbul, where tango dancers from throughout the world will meet to share their knowledge and experience, dance with joy and make new friends. In the daytime, unlike other festivals, you will have the opportunity not only to take classes but also to take part in uniquely Turkish activities with your Tango companions; a boat tour of the Bosphorus as a milonga so that you can have a unique experience that you have never had before. We believe that this will give you the opportunity for a versatile and fulfilling Istanbul experience…

When we set out foot outside Argentina, it is very clear to see that tango is rising year by year throughtout the world by milongas, festivals and countless organizations. Among all of them, one in İstanbul may be named as being the most spectacular and different one compared to others; TanGO TO istanbul which is organized by Murat Elmadağlı and Eşref Tekinalp since 2009. They started their very first festival in 2009 with the participation of 150 people on the Gala night as they recently hosted 2000 people on the Gala night on its fifth edition with a great success over the years. There were 58 countries attented to this magnificent organization from all over the world which made the festival very special. The two creators of this great success says;
For us tango is not only a dance, it is also a music. That is why we decided to host the best orchestras of Argentina in our festivals which made our festivals different and special indeed. Also, some crazy ideas have developed as we brought Color Tango and Sexteto Milonguero together playing at the Çırağan Palace, the house of the last Ottoman Empire where the atmosphere is more than magical. Moreover, sound clash of the legends actualized as Color Tango and Los Reyes del Tango played respectively tanda by tanda which ended by playing La Cumparsita together where all the maestros accompanied with their beautiful shows.

We are also very glad to find a chance to work with the best maestros of Argentina Tango in the world. High quality in tango is always what we look for.
In order to catch a different atmosphere, we came up with the idea of Bosphorous Boat Milonga where the equal number of man and woman dance and travel between Europe and Asia with a wonderful view on the sea. Imagine a boat with hardwood floor surrounded by clear windows which entegrates you to with Bosphorus directly. And also an open area at the top gives you a chance to dance under the stars where every tango lover should experience in their lives.
Regarding the selection of the venues, we always try to select the spiritual places of İstanbul like Çırağan Palace, the last house of Ottooman Empire. When you walk inside the palace, you can feel the glory and richness of the Empire times and dancing with a wonderful view of Bosphorus.
In order to surprise our attendees, we always try to came up with a new idea in our festivals each year.

Afterall with the passing years, we are getting more and more passionate and energetic with the great support of Tango lovers from all over the world. Tango surrounds our lives, we feel it each time with the most amazing maestros, orchestras and DJ’s of the Universe where we brought them together in Istanbul which is one of the most beloved and historical Cities in the World. We promise to people; Your Tango journey will be an unforgettable one.”