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We’ve listened to all your feedback and wishes and have decided to make this year’s edition of SoCal better than ever! What can you expect if you join us in March? Here’s how our event has changed since 2023.

We are so excited to move to a new location and all the amazing places in close proximity to it. The Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport provides us with the space we need to accommodate our ever expanding championship and festival. The Hilton Irvine offers us many conveniences that will give you more to experience during your stay. We have expanded our event from 3 days to 4 days. Which means there will be 4 evening Milongas instead of our previous 3.  We will also be holding 3 afternoon Milongas for the first time. More Milongas means more music! We are so happy to expand our lineup of DJs from 3 to 7. Yuliana has spent the past year traveling to events across Europe and the US and has curated some of her favorite DJs that are sure to keep the vibe going all day and night.

Here is the link for the Milonga schedule.

Milonga Schedule

Holding our event at a hotel instead of a banquet hall also means more space.  There will be 4 ballrooms available to us. The Crystal Ballroom will be the main room for workshops, championship and evening Milongas. The Catalina Ballroom, adjacent to the Crystal Ballroom will be for workshops during the day and later on a green room for competitors. The Monarch Ballroom will be for the afternoon Milongas and Thursday workshops.  The Irvine ballroom will be for workshops only.
Click this link to view the trailer for the venue.

Another convenience we love about moving to a hotel is one of the most important things while attending a festival: Rest.  One added day to the festival means a more relaxed schedule as workshops won’t start early as they have in previous years.   Moving to a hotel also provides ability to go back to your room at any time to freshen up or take nap or even go to the jacuzzi or the heated pool for a swim.  We hope these changes will create a more relaxing experience to a high energy event.
Check out this link below for the full festival schedule.

Full Schedule
We have also expanded our roster of world renowned Maestro Couples from 3 to 4. Vanesa & Facundo, Clarisa & Jonathan, Roxana & Dante, Corina & Octavio, are some of the hottest couples in tango today and we are honored to have this stellar lineup join us at SCTC 2024. In addition to the 17 master workshops they will also be teaching 5 new solo technique workshops. We are taking great care to make sure the workshops are role balanced and not overcrowded. Space is limited so book your workshops now.
Check out this link below for the workshop schedule.
Workshop Schedule

The competition has also expanded from 3 days to 4 days and we have included 2 new categories: Pro-Am Tango de Pista Amateur – 55+ and Tango De Pista Amateur.  The qualifying rounds will be divided between Thursday and Friday instead of only Friday in previous years.

Here is the link for the championship schedule.

Championship Schedule
The Hilton Irvine is near to many of our favorite places in Orange County such as Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Irvine Spectrum, South Coast Plaza, Lido Marina Village, Balboa Island, Newport Fashion Island and Disneyland.

Click this link to view our blog on places to visit in under 20 minutes from the hotel.

Places to visit

For an event that draws 500+ of the best tango dancers from around the world to compete and social dance in a cozy idealistic setting, look no further than the Southern California Tango Championship and Festival!

Hotel discounts end on February 16th!  Book your room today:

Hotel discounts

P.S. A la carte registration and table reservations are now open!

Check out our A la carte offer