Midnight Light Tango Festival 2016

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Dear Tango Friends!

On June 30th to July 4th, 2016 Tango Norteño invite you to join “Midnight Light Tango Festival” in Umeå.

Responding to last year success, we organize the fifth Festival. We do our best to make your Tango visits joyful and unforgettable. We offer you 6 workshops with well-known Tango teachers, 33 hours of Tango dancing with experienced DJs, cozy dinner, nice atmosphere, good company with friends, lots of sunlight and more.

For your convenience, all activities will take place in the city center, where you can easily access all kinds of accommodations, restaurants and shopping center. Umeå welcome you to the most beautiful time of the summer in Northern Sweden. Just one flying hour from Stockholm, you arrive in Umeå – 2014 European Capital of Culture. “The city of Birches” will enlight your visit with lots of sunlight for all day long.

This year we are happy to announce that “Los Rosales” – Liza and Juan Manuel Rosales will hold Tango workshops and perform their beautiful Tango. DJs at the festival are Theresa Faus – from Munich, Germany, Carlos Goiach – from Argentina, and Mathias Denk – from Stockholm, Sweden. They will play traditional Tango music with focus on the Golden Age Tango.

See you in sunny Umeå!

Please join our event on facebook: Midnight Light Tango Festival 2016


“Los Rosales” – Juan Manuel and Liza are international Argentine Tango teachers, artists and choreographers. They have travelled the World dancing on stages of prestigious theatres and teaching at Tango Festivals all over Asia, Europe and Latin America. At the moment they reside in Moscow and have had the honor of working alongside and learning from one of the World’s greatest maestros – Sebastian Arce. Liza and Juan Manuel hold regular tango classes at ARCETANGO ACADEMIA in Russia. Besides, they are regular guest teachers at MARIANA MONTES TANGO CLUB in Italy.

Liza and Juan Manuel are a real couple in life. Together they form a perfect combination between technique, passion, love and Tango. Due to their broad experience they dance and teach many styles: tango-salon, milonga, tango-vals, tango escenario and tango nuevo.

For them Tango is a universal language, that has the power of uniting people regardless of their race, age, or nationality. Their aim is to share their experience and knowledge, and to help the students find the best in themselves.


Theresa Faus

Theresa Faus is from Munich, Germany, will DJ but also give music seminar. Theresa has been active as DJ since 2004. She performed all over Europe and also at several occasions in Buenos Aires. The taste of music that we are promised to be treated is “traditional music – with focus on subtle, sophisticated, sometimes cheeky music as opposed to bombastic, big drama stuff; mainly from the 30ies and early 40ies and also from the 20ies… Music that is upbeat but not hectic, calm but not monotonous, romantic but not overblown – music that gets into the legs!

Carlos Goiach

CarlosGoiach_websizeCarlos Goiach is from Argentina but lives in Oldenburg Germany. He has been active as international DJ since 1999. He DJs in many European countries as well as in Buenos Aires. For the first time Carlos will be in Sweden and to our festival in Umeå. His magic selection of classic tango music promises to give heat to our dancefloor.

Mathias Denk

Mathias is one of our favorite DJs from Stockholm. Mathias is an experienced DJ who plays only tango music from the Golden Age up till 1950. He DJs in Stockholm, Sverige and in other countries in Europe as well. His well-selected tango music ensures that we gonna dance “non-stop”!

Tango Workshops with Los Rosales – Do not miss!

Workshop 1: Tango Technique for Women (breaking down the different stages of the caminata, and how to handle our axis during pivots and in giros) / Tango Technique for men (usage of different axes, technique of point-and-heel)
Level: all levels, partner not required.

Workshop 2: Tango – classical and unusual combinations for traveling on the floor in parallel and cross systems.
Level: Intermediate and advanced

Workshop 3: Rhythmical giros – ideal for dancing in a crowded space.
Level: Intermediate and advanced

Workshop 4: Breaking the structure of the classical steps: like la baldosa, ocho cortado, giros, in order to transform them according to our taste.
Level: Advanced

Workshop 5: Milonga – secrets of the old milongueros and their mythical figures.
Level: Intermediate and advanced

Workshop 6: Musicality for tango-vals – structure for sequences in normal time and accelerations, nice combinations for the vals rhythm.
Level: Advanced

Private lesson with Los Rosales, 120 EUR/h
Private lesson with Juan Manuel Rosales, 80 EUR/h
Private lesson with Liza Rosales, 80 EUR/h

Available time for private lessons:

  • Thursday June 30th, from 11.30 – 21.00
  • Friday July 1st, after 15.00; Sunday July 3rd, after 17.00

Chacarera with Los Rosales (45 minutes) – free of charge!!!

Liza and Juan Manuel will give a short introduction of Chacarera and will instruct the basic steps. Chacarera is one of the most famous folklore dances of Argentina. At many milongas in Latin America as well as in Europe, people dance it at the break of a milonga. Chacarera is fun to dance and easy to learn!
Everybody is very welcome to join. No dance partner or prior knowledge required!


Do not miss Theresa’s brand-new topic !!!

”Creating the flow: how to construct an evening.” – ”Coherent tandas – contrasts between tandas – cycles of energy – tuning with the dancefloor.”

Attendants: for DJs but also for those who are interested in the music structure of a milonga.

Intensive Tango Course for Beginners

Learn Argentine Tango and join social Tango dance at the festival milongas!!!
Instructors: Eva Arvidsson and Adrián Groglopo
Time: Friday 1st July and Saturday 2nd July, 10.30 – 13.30 (there is cafe break)
Place: Pub Freja, Folkets Hus
Fee: 400 SEK
Register before June 24th.
Registration at: or  0929 -12319

Outdoor Milonga at Boviken, Skellefteå, July 5th at 18.30

As a free-standing part of the Midnight Light Tango Festival, Skellefteå Tangosällskap invites you to an outdoor Milonga at seafront in Boviken. We start at 18.30 and dance as long as we want and can.

Dual dance floors, one by the seaside and one with a roof a little further away. The barbecue is ready for you to roast anything you bring along. Free admission!
Address: Boviken 970
If the weather is against us we have an alternative indoor venue.






* Milonga package includes all afternoon- and evening-milonga – 33 hours of milonga.

* Single tickets are available at the door.

* ”Dinner Together” – Italian Buffet – 350 SEK/person, will be served at Scandic Plaza on Saturday 2 July. Special meal is possible to order at registration.

* Water is always available and for free. “Fika” – Coffee/ tea + Cake/ sandwich will be served at 3 afternoons at Folkets Hus and at 2 milongas at Ordenshuset. You have 1 extra refill for your coffee/ tea. It is possible to buy Fika without pre-ordering at Ordenshuset. Notice that Fika at Folkets Hus must be ordered by us. For your convenience, please order your Fika at registration!

* Bar serving beverage, beer, wine and snack will be available at all evening-milonga.

Price per person (SEK)
1 Tango Workshop 225
1 Music seminar 225
1 Milonga package 500
1 Afternoon-milonga 60
Thursday welcome-milonga 60
Friday evening-milonga 150
Saturday evening-milonga ”Los Rosales performance” 180
Sunday evening-milonga 150
1 ”Fika” – coffee + cake 40
Dinner Together – Italian Buffet 350


The Festival will take place at 3 locations.

Folkets Hus, Skolgatan 59, 903 29 Umeå
Ordenshuset, Skolgatan 48, 903 27 Umeå
Scandic Plaza Umeå, Storgatan 40, 903 26 Umeå

*Gammlia Dance-floor, Helena Elisabethsväg 3, 903 42 Umeå (see respective map for detail navigation to the location)
If the temperature is suitable, the outdoor “Gammlia Dance-floor” will replace Ordenshuset.
We will update this possibility in good time before the milonga.

Here it happens …
Welcome-milonga and goodbye-milonga will be hold at Ordenshuset (OH)

All Tango workshops will be hold at Tonsalen (TS), Folkets Hus.

Afternoon-milonga from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd will be hold at Pub Freja (PF), Folkets Hus.

Friday evening-milonga will be hold at Studion (S), Folkets Hus.

Saturday and Sunday evening-milonga and Dinner Together will be hold at Scandic Plaza Umeå (SP).


Registrations open on March 20th and close on May 15th.

*All participants to the workshops are required to send in individual registrations

*You have better chance to get places in the workshops when you have a dance partner. In other cases we will help you to look for a dance partner.

*There are limited places in the workshops. Do not hesitate to sign up as soon as possible!

*Private lessons are paid directly to the respective instructor(s).

Send email to in order to book your private lessons.

The earlier you contact us, the more available time for private lessons to choose!

*Registrations are binding, we kindly ask you to pay your total fees within 10 days after receiving our confirmation email. In other cases you have to contact us for your late payment.

Click here to register.

Accomodation tips

There are many nice and affordable accommodations, which locate in the city center or are within walking distance to the center.  Some of the hotels offer special prices for visitors to our Tango Festival. Please do not forget to give the Code for reduced prices if you choose one of these hotels!

HOTELS: All the hotels are in walking distance to the festival venues

Scandic Plaza Hotel Umeå
Address: Storgatan 40, 903 26 Umeå
Code for special price: TAN020716
Book via email: or via telefon: 090-2056318
Single-room:  800 SEK/room/night included. breakfast
Double-room 900 SEK/room/night included. breakfast

Elite Hotel Mimer – very fresh and brand new hotel opened April 2016
Address: Kungsgatan 75, 903 26 Umeå
Standard enkelrum  790:- / room/night
Standard dubbelrum 890:-/room/night
Superior enkelrum 890:-/room/night
Superior dubbelrum 990:-/room/night 

Comfort Winn Hotel
Address: Skolgatan 64, 901 06 Umeå
Code: “TANGO”
Standard room (for 2 persons): 695 SEK/natt
Book via: email or ring  090-71 11 02 or 090 71 11 27

Stora Hotellet
Address: Storgatan 46, 903 26 Umeå
Code for special price: ”tango
Adventure single (Äventyr singel): 949 SEK included  breakfast buffé
Adventure double (Äventyr dubbel): 1019 SEK included  breakfast buffé

Hotel U&Me
Address: Storgatan 46, 903 26 Umeå
Code for special price: ”tango
Medium single: 629 SEK included breakfast
Medium double: 676 SEK included. breakfast

Hotel Pilen
Address: Pilgatan 5, 903 31 Umeå
Code for special price:”Tango
Single-room economy (shared shower och toalett) 495 SEK/night
Single-room standard (shower och toalett in the room) 595 SEK/night

Hotel Gamla Fängelset
Address: Storgatan 62, 903 30 Umeå

First Hotel Dragonen
Address: Västra Norrlandsgatan 5, 903 27 Umeå
Summer prices:
Single-room: 650 SEK/room och nightt
Double-room: 850 SEK/rum och night

Hotel Aveny
Address: Rådhusesplanaden 14, 903 28 Umeå

Clarion Collection Hotel Uman
Address: Storgatan 52, 903 26 Umeå

HOSTELS – All hostels are in walking distance to the festival venues
Hotel Gamla Fängelset
Address: Storgatan 62, 903 30 Umeå

KFUM, YMCA Umeå Vandrarhem
Address: Järnvägsallén 20-22, 90328 Umeå

STF Vandrarhem Umeå
Address: Västra Esplanaden 10, 903 26 Umeå

Single-room with shower and WC: 425 SEK/day
Single-room with shower and WC: 375 SEK/day
Single-room with shower and WC: 325 SEK/day

Double-room with shower and WC: 500 SEK/day
Double-room with shower and WC: 450 SEK/day
Double-room with shower and WC: 400 SEK/day

Beds in the sleeping-hall: 180 SEK/day

The above-prices are for STF’s member. Non-members pay 50 SEK/person/night extra.  

BETWEEN HOTEL & HOSTELS – Walking distance to the festival venues

57:an Rooms and Mini-apartments
Address: Östra Norrlandsgatan 57, 90331 Umeå

  • 30 single-rooms and 8 mini-apartments
  • Low prices and free parking plots
  • There is a small Pizzeria in the same building

***Extra Tips: Check out these websites!

Visit Umeå Tips

Here are some tips about places to visit when you are in Umeå. Most of them are in the center of the city or not so far from the city.

Guitars Museum – World renown and unique Museum for the Guitars collection
Address: Vasagatan 18-20, Umeå, Sweden

Västerbottens Museum – 10 minutes walk from the city center
Address: Helena Elisabethsväg 3, 903 42 Umeå

Bildmuseet – at the Umeå Art Campus by the river in the city center
Address: Östra Strandgatan 30B, 903 33 Umeå

The Women’s History Museum – locate in the culture center Väven in the city center
Address: Väven, Storgatan 46a, 901 78 Umeå

The Väven Cultural center – there happen many interesting cultural activities
Address: Väven, Storgatan 46a, 901 78 Umeå

Umedalen Sculpture Park – can reach easily by bus from the city center, there are many interesting sculptures to check out
Address: Aktrisgränd 34, 903 64 Umeå

Umeå River – a relaxing walk before or after Tango along the river which runs through the city center

***Check out Visit Umeå for more updated information,