The annual Finnish Championships in tango dance is held during the Tango festival in Seinäjoki. The competition starts at Friday 7.7. at 4pm.
The host of the competition is Mika Väkiparta. The leader of the competition is Niina Tammelin.
The competition is open for all dancers. The idea of the competition is to dance free style tango to tango music the dancers do not know in advance. Participation in the competition is free of charge.
There are two divisions one can attend to – general and senior. The general division is open for everyone, whereas in senior division the leader has to be over 60 years old and the follower over 50 years old.
We recommend to sign up for the competition in advance with the website form. If it is not possible to use the website form you can also sign up at the information desk located at Tanssitalo between 10am – 1pm. The sign up will be closed at 1pm at the competition day.
Competition day schedule
- 1.00 pm – sign up is closed
- 2.30pm – competitor numbers can be picked up at Tanssitalo at dance camp info.
- 3.30pm – warm-up space will be opened
- 4.00pm – competition open for audience
- 5.30pm – semifinals and finals
- 7.15pm – award ceremony and show time of the winners
From both divisions the three best will be rewarded with a diploma and a trophy. The three best will be given prizes donated by Suomen Tanssipuoti and entrance for the Tango festival 2023 donated by Seinäjoen Tangomarkkinat. In addition Magazine Hymy is donating two Travel gift certificates valued 200€ each.
Jari Aaltonen, dance teacher, Oulu
Janica Saarni, dance teacher, Naantali
Antti Törmänen, dance teacher, Paimio
Jutta Helenius, dance teacher, Helsinki
Joonas Kainulainen, dance teacher, Turku
Liisa Kontturi-Paasikko, dance teacher, Sastamala
Accompaniment: PNP, conductor Taisto Lunkka
Soloist: 10 finalists of the Tango singing competition, Henri Jokinen, Heidi Pakarinen & Kyösti Mäkimattila
Host: Mika Väkiparta
Head of competition: Niina Tammelin and assistant Reetta Mikola
Scoring Stelnet / Eija Lyly
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