About our journey

We thought of organising the Tango Cazino Festival because a major event such as this one is perfect for promoting tango dancing; the venue also matches perfectly: a place filled with history – a true symbol of Cluj-Napoca, a palace that has been renovated and turned into an urban culture centre. Once a year, tango dancers from Romania and from all over the world gather in our city and enjoy several days of pure tango-fun. During the 6 days you get to spend with us, you’ll have the chance not only to acquire and fine-tune the basic tango movements, but also to learn new ones that will take your dancing to a whole new level. For those of you who want to do nothing else but dance, we’ve added to the regular night-milongas, the day-milongas, we thought we could all enjoy the beautiful weather and dance outside; therefore some of the day-milongas will be open air. Besides being great dancers and exceptional teachers, our guests are also very special people, who pay a lot of attention to the social-dancing aspect of tango. This motivates them into becoming better dancers and motivates us into joining them…

Our motto: on and on, and again and again.

We – Ioana Lascu and Horia Calin Pop – your hosts, started dancing in 2009, teaching in 2011 and created  the Cluj Tango Company Association at the beginning of 2013. We both have a rich background not only as tango performers, but also in organising events that promote the beauty and passion of the Argentinian Tango. Also our projects are StartUP Tango Weekends, 33 editions since 2011 and we are the main co-organizers of Transilvania Tango Experience since 2013.