Tango Competition

Tango pista - For Amateurs

This Contest is exclusively for people who participate in Alcoy en Tango

Price of registration
25€ per couple
Salón Largo del Circulo Industrial de Alcoy
Date and time:
Sunday 13th June 2021 between 4pm and 5.30pm
(before the farewell milonga)
First Prize
2x "PASS milongas 6 days" + 5 nights in double room for the 2022 edition of the festival Alcoy en Tango

Resgistration Form
(1 per couple)

*Terms & Conditions


The organization of Alcoy en Tango announces the Tango Competition for Amateurs, which will take place on Sunday, June 13th, 2021, from 4pm to 5:30pm in the Salón Largo of the Circulo Industrial Alcoy, Spain, according to the present rules and conditions.
The Tango Contest is held exclusively in the category "Tango Pista" and aimed at the participation of amateurs only. Professionals are not allowed to participate.


With regard to the organization, programming and realization of the Argentine Tango Competition for Amateurs, the referent authority will be the organization of "Alcoy en Tango".
It will be in charge of ensuring compliance with all the provisions of the present rules.
The Organization will not be responsible for any delays or unforeseen circumstances that may arise, for any reason whatsoever, at the time of the presentation of the different competitors in the different events.
The Organization reserves the right to record all instances of the Argentine Tango Competition for Amateurs, by means of any type of medium known or to be known -including, without limitation, filming, recording, photography, digitalization, etc.- by itself or by third parties authorized for this purpose, in order to promote and disseminate it. The recordings thus obtained will be the exclusive property of "Alcoy en Tango".
The only registration in the Argentine Tango Contest for amateurs implies the express and irrevocable authorization of the participants on the use of the registrations made, without this implying - or making any kind of payment, for any reason whatsoever, by Alcoy en Tango in favor of any person or organization that may have authority over the rights that may be invoked.
This clause also includes, without limitation, the photographic material that is published and/or made available for promotion, advertising, etc.
Only the Organization will have the power to arrange the order of the participants' actions.
All the participants, on the date and time indicated by the Organization, will be given the corresponding order number which they will wear during the competition.
The following persons will be disqualified from competing: staff of the organization of Alcoy en Tango, staff members and artists who are part of the program of Alcoy en Tango, sponsors and/or staff of companies that sponsor Alcoy en Tango.
The Organization establishes as the official communication media of the event the website www.alcoyentango.com, not excluding other forms of dissemination.


The registration for the Argentine Tango Competition for amateurs must be done on the website in the Competition form and has a cost of 25 euros per couple.
The interested parties must register until June 8th, 2021 inclusive. The Organization is entitled to extend the deadline if it is considered necessary.
The registration can be done via Internet through the official website
https:// www.alcoyentango.com/competition.
Couples may be of any nationality and their members must be over 18 years old by the starting date of the Argentine Tango Contest for Amateurs (June 13th, 2021).


The Tango Pista couples will compete in group and dance three songs, recorded, chosen by the Organization.
The Argentine Tango Competition for Amateurs 2021 will take place in three stages:
a) Qualification, b) Semi-final and c) Final


All the accredited couples will participate, performing a round of 3 tangos each. They will be evaluated by the jury to obtain the score; the 15 couples that have obtained the highest scores will go to the semifinal.


Those 15 couples selected in the qualification stage will participate.
In this instance each couple will perform a round of 3 tangos each.
They will be evaluated by the jury to obtain the score; the 5 couples that have obtained the highest scores will go on to the final.


The 5 couples selected in the Semi-Final will participate. In this instance each couple will perform a round of 3 tangos each.

The Organization is entitled to eliminate from the competition those participants who:
a) Do not comply with the regulations.
b) Carry out during the course of the competition, any demonstration (by any means) of political or religious nature, which could be offensive to the public or the organization, or affect the development of the event.
c) Engage in any misconduct or improper act that tends to tarnish the image of the Argentine Tango Competition for amateurs or to cause displeasure to the public.
The order of presentation of the couples in the Final will be established by the Organization.


The Jury of the Argentine Tango Competition for Amateurs will be appointed by the Organization of Alcoy en Tango with the advice of distinguished figures of the dance.
The Jury of the rounds will be composed of a minimum of (3) three members (the organization reserves the possibility of increasing the number of the Jury).
All the decisions of the Jury will be final and of a single instance.
The participants, by the mere fact of registering, accept this condition.
The score of each of the presentations will arise from the accumulation of points awarded by each jury on a scale of 1 to 10, based on the parameters described in the following section.
From the score obtained, an average will be obtained by dividing the total by the number of jury members who voted.
The average obtained from the score given by the Jury will give a winning pair. The Jury will also award trophies and mentions for second and third place and will be entitled to make other mentions as it sees fit.
In the event of a tie for first place, the couples who have obtained the same score shall dance the necessary themes until the jury votes for a winner, without the participants being able to refuse to perform.


Tango Pista is a social dance, where the most important thing is improvisation, abrazo and connection between the couple.
Circulation: as on the dance floor, the competitors will have to move constantly in a counter-clockwise direction, without going backwards.
The couple must respect their own space and that of the other competitors so as not to interfere with the harmony in the circulation.
All movements and figures must be performed in such a way that they do not harm the surrounding couples.
All the figures that are commonly used in "social" tango are allowed: barridas, sacadas al piso, enrosques, lapiz, ganchos, boleos, etc., but always in their own space and without invading or disturbing the space of the surrounding couples.
Aerial figures, figures typical of stage tango and movements typical of other dances are completely excluded.
The Jury will take into account: the personal interpretation of each couple, the musicality and elegance of the walk and the connection of the couple.


In the Argentine Tango Competition for amateurs there will be one winning couple.
The first prize will be : 2 "PASS milongas 6 days" + 5 nights in a double room for the 2022 edition of the Alcoy en Tango festival.
The winning couple will received its prize during the Farewell Milonga of the Festival.
Trophies and special mentions will also be awarded for the second and third places.
The registration and subsequent accreditation of each couple implies the knowledge and acceptance of these Regulations by each of the participants of the Argentine Tango Competition for Amateurs.
The Organization will duly solve any inconvenience not contemplated in these Regulations and will establish or inform about the clarifying or interpretative rules it considers necessary.
In case of doubt or disagreement, a written presentation (in Spanish or English) must be made to the Organization and not directly to the Jury.