Come and celebrate New Year's in Montreal this December 28th - January 2nd.
Tango Social Club + Studio Tango Montreal
invite you to ''la Fête 2019 '' for some tango fun, parties, friends and a bit of bubbly as well!
6 Super Milongas in our adjoining rooms featuring a few of our favourite Guest & Local Dj's
including Milton ''El Gallo'' Azevedo, Berenice Gonsen, Francis ''Pancho'' Cloutier, Pame Bravo, Carol Horowitz, Rahul Padmanabhan, Xavier Vanier & more.
As last year (and the year before and the year before that), we'll be offering a collection of affordable afternoon and evening milongas held in our beautiful adjoining rooms, including a spectacular all-nighter for New Year's Eve. Come to everything, or pick and choose on a pay per milonga basis.
La fete 2019.
Mark off your calendars because the best tango party of the year will go from
Friday, December 28th - Wednesday, January 2nd.
The LaFete Milongas
Note that each milonga is sold individually and that all milonga tickets may be purchased at the door
(reservations are really not necessary)
The New Year’s eve tickets are available at the door! (Advance on line sales are finished)
NEW This Year - Save 20$ and buy a pass for 5 milongas (Saturday night through Wednesday night INCLUDING New Year’s Eve).
Note that this pass does not include the Friday night milonga.
We have an alcohol permit for all of our LaFete activities !
A large selection of wine, beer, spirits & non alcoholic drinks will be available at the bar at each milonga until 3am.
Please note that it is illegal to consume any alcohol not bought on the premises.
Friday, December 28th
The LaFete opener! This year, our Friday night milonga held in collaboration with Pa’ LaGuardia Milonga at their beautiful location at
4171 Avenue de l'Esplanade.
Friends, great music, full bar . . .
9:30 pm - 2 am, 13$
Dj: Xavier Vanier (New York)
The Saturday through Wednesday Milongas will be held at
Studio Tango Montreal / Tango Social Club at 7755 boul. St-Laurent, 2nd floor
NEW This Year - Save 20$ and buy a pass for 6 milongas for 72$ instead of 92$
The pass includes all milongas Saturday night through Wednesday night INCLUDING New Year’s Eve but does not include the Friday night milonga held at the PaLaGuardia location.
CLICK HERE to buy
Saturday, December 29th
Tango Social Club's Saturday night milonga,
all dressed up in style ! Cake and chocolates will be served!
9:30 pm - 3:30 am, 14$
Dj: Rahul Padmanabhan (Montreal)
Sunday Daytime Milonga
A Beautiful Afternoon milonga in our room with splendid views of the Park!
Coffee and cookies on the house!
2 pm - 6 pm,10$
Dj: Mathieu Brossard (Montreal)
Sunday Evening Milonga
Lafete just wouldn’t be the same without our annual Mega-Milonga organised in collaboration with Las Piernas Tango. Join us for an evening overflowing with friends, good spirit and warm abrazos. A spectacular holiday milonga awaits! 9:30 pm - 3 am, 13$
DJ: Berenice Gonsen (Toronto)
New Year’s Eve All-Nighter
MONDAY, Dec 31
9:00 pm until the wee hours!
Same fab duo of dj’s as last year: Francis ''Pancho'' Cloutier (Montreal) & Milton ''El Gallo'' Azevedo (Boston), bubbly, chocolate, plus a late night snack-buffet to keep you dancing all-night long. Tickets available at the door: 33$
New Year’s Day, Jan 1st
3 pm - 8 pm (followed by a potluck supper!) *
Join us for a few superb hours of dancing with
fantastic music courtesy of
Dj: Pame Bravo (Montreal - Buenos Aires), 12$
* Please bring food to share. Anything really! Leftovers from your holiday dinners, bread, cheese, pâté, desert - we’ll have a feast!
Wednesday Closing Milonga
20h30 pm - 1am, 10$
Closing the fête in style ;)
Dj: Ekaterina Klepikova (Buffalo)
Planning to start ''fête-ing'' early?
Join us Wednesday, Dec. 26th at the Studio Tango Milonga, 8:30 pm - 2am
Thursday, Dec. 27th at the Grand Bal at the St-James Theatre
Friday, Dec. 28th afternoon milonga at Las Piernas
details coming soon.
The Tango Social Club - Studio Tango Montréal location
7755 St-Laurent Boulevard, #200-A&B Montréal QC, H2R 1X1. 514 844 2786
Métros de Castelnau or Jarry or 55 bus
Most of the La Fête Milongas will be held here!*
Studio Tango Montréal and Tango Social Club share space at 7755 boul. St-Laurent in the up and coming Villeray district. The space includes two large studios, each with a very distinctive style plus a smaller studio which is used mainly for private classes and small rehearsals. What's truly wonderful, is that it's even possible to open up a passageway between the two larger spaces so that both studios can be used simultaneously during a milonga, upping the capacity to well over 300.
Villeray : Village feel, family-oriented, full of artists' and craftmen's studios and hipster cafes.
Landmarks include the beautiful Jarry Park (just across the street from our venue) and the wonderful Jean-Talon market
* The Friday night (Dec 28th) milonga will be held at 4171 de l’Esplanade
A bit more info about the local tango scene
THE LOCAL STUDIOS
Montreal has quite a few schools that teach exclusively argentine tango. All the milongas you will go to during New Year's are held in local tango studios which transform their spaces into milongas one night (or more) each week.
THE MONTREAL MILONGA VIBE
Montrealers like to go out, (in fact it is literally possible to dance tango every single night of the year in Montreal). “Atmosphere” is omni important here. All our milongas (big and small) have a “club feel” (nice lighting, candles, tables & chairs, bars *), great dance floors, DJ’s who know their tango music and excellent sound systems.
* N.B: Every milonga in Montreal has a bar at which you can buy drinks (some sell alcohol) and at which you should tip the bar person (15% +). It is not cool to bring your own beverages and it is illegal to bring in your own alcoholic drinks. Last call for alcohol is at 3 am, but many milongas that stay open later will continue to sell non-alcoholic beverages until closing. Generally no food is sold, nor are any snacks provided unless otherwise mentioned.
** We have a liquor permit for the LaFete activities: Beer, wine, mousseux, & spirits as well as various non-alcoholic drinks will be for sale at the bar. A glass of mousseux will be offered to everyone at midnight.
WHAT TO WEAR- HOW TO DRESS
In Montreal anything goes fashion wise, but it should be noted that in general Montrealers tend to dress up a bit more than in some other cities and of course, New Year's Eve brings out the party dresses, so be prepared for a bit of sparkle!
CABACEOS, TANDAS & OTHER DANCE FLOOR STUFF
The cabaceo is not used by everyone here. Many just go over and invite. In Montreal it is not unheard of for women to invite men, although perhaps not done frequently between complete strangers. Hint for people coming alone: Try and hang out near the bar or by the water cooler. In most milongas it is the best area of the room for mingling.
The milongas are less crowded towards the beginning and ends of each evening. Arriving early when there are less people can often help facilitate mixing and meeting new people.
The DJ’s will play music divided into tandas.
As far as the music goes, Montreal is a pretty traditional tango community and the music played is generally from the late 30’s to early 50’s, though some of the dj's might pop a bit of alternative into their playlists.
Montreal’s tango roots are firmly established in the “salon style”. Most of the local teachers (the majority who have been teaching for over 10 years) were strongly influenced by the maestros who gave workshops here in the 90’s: Pepito, Esteban Moreno, Pablo Veron for example. And our local teachers have for the most part, passed on variations of this style to their students. Meaning there aren’t really divided camps of close and open frame dancers here. Most of us tend to dance in a closer type frame, (especially when the room is crowded) and move fluidly between close and open during any given dance. Also, there isn’t really a division here as far as traditional and new dance styles go, but common sense is expected on a crowded dance floor.