In September of 2011 I happened to visit a little village on the south slope of Mt Shasta called McCloud–an old company mill town with a quiet charm and population of about 1000. Near downtown I discovered the beautiful 100 year old McCloud Ballroom with a 5000 sq ft maple dance floor. As soon as I saw it I knew we just had to dance tango there. As it turns out, you can’t in the winter because it costs too much to heat. However, it is available in the summer so I rented it the weekend of Aug17-19, 2012 and held a festival I called “Burning Tango™”– yeah, sort of like Burning Man, only for tango dancers. It was a smashing success and as they say, “the rest was history!”
From the get-go I knew I wanted to make this festival different. Given the unique setting and environment (Mt Shasta in the background with lots of hiking trails, waterfalls and quaint B&Bs), I wanted to make the festival fun, non-competitive, simple, friendly and most of all…..CHEAP! (or should I say affordable).
So if you check out the schedule you’ll see that there is only one class or milonga going on at a time–thus no decisions to make, (except of course, when to take a break and rest or go eat) and check out the price…which is only $76 for everything (6 classes and 7 milongas) if you register by June 19, 2015.