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La Madrugada Marathon&Festival

We are thrilled to be back with the La Madrugada 2024!

As the La Madrugada team, our top priority is to bring together experienced dancers from around the world under the umbrella of an event, prioritizing the comfort and well-being of the participants.

For this reason, this year we have made several changes. First and foremost, we have chosen Wyndham Grand Levent as the venue for the 2024 event. With its 900m², daylight-filled, high-ceilinged spacious ballroom, we aim to provide the comfort of a milonga. Additionally, its location next to Kanyon Shopping Mall and the Levent metro station right in front of the hotel is intended to provide easy access for you.

Another significant change is that this year we have invited four internationally renowned dance couples to our event. Moreover, these couples will not only enchant us with their shows but will also actively participate in our milongas, dancing with our participants. Each maestro and maestra will perform a piece at the Sunday evening milonga as part of 'La Madrugada vs Social,' and they will be selected from among our valued social dancers through pre-applications.

We are already counting down the days until August! We will be delighted to see you among us. Looking forward to meeting you at dawn!

La Madrugada Team




La Madrugada vs Social

Are you ready for a breathtaking new concept?
Sunday night, we will bid farewell to La Madrugada with an unforgettable event. Our maestros will enchant us with their shows throughout the evening, making it a mesmerizing experience on stage!

Among the participants of the La madrugada '24 marathon, we will randomly select our social tango friends, and they will each present one song show with our this year's cast! Reserve your spots now to ensure you don't miss the exciting raffle draw and the spectacular performances at the Sunday night milonga!

La Madrugada Vs Social



Event Venue
Wyndham Grand Istanbul Levent

Located on the European side of the ancient city of Istanbul in one of its thriving business districts, the Wyndham Grand Istanbul Levent stands as a beacon of wellness and productivity. Guests will discover unparalleled luxury within our doors, from conveniences such as indoor parking and a heliport to a 5,500-square-meter spa, 2,400-square-meter outdoor fitness area, as well as indoor and outdoor pools.

Enjoy the upscale design and contemporary comforts of our 389 rooms and suites, which offer dazzling panoramic views of Istanbul. From our 7,897 square meters of meeting space to our five distinct restaurants, business and leisure travelers will find everything they need for an incomparable stay in Istanbul.



Wyndham Grand Istanbul Levent

Room Type: Deluxe

Breakfast, spa and pool use included

Esentepe Mahallesi
Büyükdere Street
Istanbul, Turkey

We have a special accommodation agreement with the hotel, and detailed information will be shared during the registration process.

Delta Hotel Istanbul Levent

Room Type: Superior

Breakfast included

Esentepe Mahallesi

Büyükdere Street
Istanbul, Turkey

We have a special accommodation agreement with the hotel, and detailed information will be shared during the registration process.



Workshops will be held at Wyndham Grand Levent.
For private lessons you should buy 4 workshop at least.
For booking, please contact us.

(A1) Thursday 15:45-16:45 Sebastian - Maria

Navigation and musicality: elements that will make your dance less stressful during crowded milongas

(A2) Thursday 17:00-18:00 Carlos - Marina 

Interesting Proposals for Limited Spaces
We will play with dynamic sequences for social dancing in confined spaces

(E1) Thursday 17:00-18:00 Gaston - Gri  
"Our Technique" 1

- Axis and Dissociation

- EL GIRO understanding it as the base from which all the other elements derive.

(A3) Thursday 18:15-19:15 Daniele - Olga

Different forms of close embrace -adapting your embrace throughout different partners - evolving your embrace through your partner

(A4) Thursday 19:30-20:30 Marko - Maja 

Cross like a boss
Cross is one of the first figures you learn in tango. We all dance it (a lot) and it wouldn’t hurt to have a few more options. This lesson will not only improve your improvisation skills but also make you feel like a CEO (cross executive officer) while navigating a crowded milonga.

(B1) Friday 14:30-15:30 Mary

Session 1: Tango Mindfulness Introduction

Introduce various Mindfulness tools and mindsets in social tango. Learning through the body’s movements, stillness, and breath, both individually and as partners.

(E2) Friday 14:30-15:30 Gaston - Gri 

Musicality - Create your Music
Did you know that your body is a perfect instrument? In this class we will tune your body so you can create your own music.

(B2) Friday 15:45-16:45 Daniele - Olga

Different types of sacadas - studying the structure of different sacadas, explore the infinite possibilities of their use

(B3) Friday 17:00-18:00 Marko - Maja

Milonga Lisa vs. Milonga con Traspié

In this lesson we'll go through two essential ways of dancing milonga. we'll focus both on technical as well as musical differences and suggest a few fun combinations for any occasion.

(B4) Friday 18:15-19:15 Carlos - Marina 

Quality of Movement

Three ways to interpret music based on different qualities of movement

(B5) Friday 19:30-20:30 Sebastian - Maria 

Secrets of circularity

(C1) Saturday 11:00-12:00 Olga

Women’s technique : Musical interpretation * the Role of the Follower

(C2) Saturday 12:00-13:00 Marko - Maja

Playing with the embrace

In this lesson we would like to show you different intensities of close embrace and how to use them to enrich your dance. Alive and everchanging close embrace is every milonguero’s happy place.

(C3) Saturday 13:15-14:15 Carlos - Marina 

Creative Strategies through Musicality

We will discover new strategies through musicality to enhance improvisational skills and avoid falling into monotonous movements.

(E3) Saturday 13:15-14:15 Gaston - Gri  

"Our Technique" 2 

-We will work with different Sequences, Ganchos and Boleos.

-Let's use the Giro structure to be more creative.

(C4) Saturday 14:30-15:30 Sebastian - Maria

Communication, communication, and communication!

(E4) Saturday 14:30-15:30 Gaston - Gri 

"Combinaciones de Abrazo "

- Soltadas

(C5) Saturday 15:45-16:45 Daniele - Olga

Secuencias and musicality - rhythmic and melodic secuencias • see the tango through the traditional steps of old milongueros 

(C6) Saturday 17:00-18:00 Marko - Maja 

Rebounds for all occasions

This fun repetitive combination of small steps is exactly what you’ve been missing for that perfect interpretation. we'll start with small

rebounds and connect them into a playful sequence. This will create new challenges both for the leader and the follower.

(C7) Saturday 18:15-19:15 Sebastian - Maria

Elements to transform your steps into stunning movements: the secrets of characteristic steps

(C8) Saturday 19:30-20:30 Marko - Maja

D’Arienzo vs. Di Sarli

Here we'll discuss the main technical and musical differences between dancing to two legendary tango orchestras. One is known for its

rhythmical character, the other for its wonderful melodies. We’ll take standard tango elements and show you how to adjust them to express the qualities of these two orchestras.

(D1) Sunday 11:00-12:00 Mary

Session 2: Tango Bliss In Practice

Practical skills to apply the Mindfulness tools and mindset to handle specific situations in social tango. These skills help you to enhance the emotional quality and achieve Tango-Bliss on-demand.

(D2) Sunday 12:00-13:00 Sebastian - Maria 

How to turn like Sebastian Jimenez: technical elements for stability and connection

(D3) Sunday 13:15-14:15 Carlos - Marina 

Embracing as a Priority

We will delve into the Tango embrace and its different forms to express ourselves through harmonious, beautiful, and practical movements.

(E5) Sunday 13:15-14:15 Gaston - Gri

Free Legs 

-Enrosques , Desenrosques y Adornos. 

(D4) Sunday 14:30-15:30 Marko - Maja

Sacadas on repeat

Why do just one giro when you can do 42? Add repetitive sacadas and you’ll never want to stop turning. All participants must have solid foundation in giro and sacadas.

(E6) Sunday 14:30-15:30 Gaston - Gri

"Magic Mix" 

- Cocktail of Steps, Convinations of Hugs, Full Creativity. 

(D5) Sunday 15:45-16:45 Carlos - Marina

One movement, three tangos

(D6) Sunday  17:00-18:00 Sebastian - Maria 

Boleos, ganchos, and other movements with the free leg

(D7) Sunday 18:15-19:15 Daniele - Olga

Energy and dynamic - express your tango personality - find your connection with the music

(D8) Sunday 19:30-20:30 Carlos - Marina

Exploration of Sequences and Variations for Variations



Prices valid until June 15, 2024

Marathon Pass

Including Friday and Saturday All Milongas and Sunday Day Milongas

At our marathon milongas, water, tea, coffee, and fruit will be free of charge

Festival Milongas

Thursday and Sunday Night Milongas

Wyndham Grand Istanbul

Wyndham Grand Istanbul packages including breakfast, spa access, pool usage, and marathon pass.
3 Night Double Room: Per/€570
3 Night Single Room: €870
4 N
ight Double Room: Per/€720
4 Night Single Room: €1120

Delta Hotel Istanbul

Delta Hotel Istanbul packages including breakfast and marathon pass.
3 Night Double Room: Per/€430
3 Night Single Room: €660
4 Night
Double Room: Per/€540
4 Night Single Room: €840

Workshops Prices

Cancellation Policy
100% Refund available until April 8th.

50% Refund available until June 8th.

No refunds will be issued after June 8th.

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