Pioneer Encuentro 2018! Salt Lake City, Utah


 Pioneer Encuentro



Save the Date!



              August 10-12, 2018         



Jonathan y Olivia, seasoned Encuentro Organizers and Hosts, will be guest hosting and organizing the Pioneer Encuentro in collaboration with local Salt Lake City residents, Mark and Lorraine Christensen -- at the beautifully restored historic architectural beauty "The Clubhouse on South Temple".


The Clubhouse, located at 850 E South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah, is a newly remodeled 100 year old+ building that was once home to the Ladies Literary Club, where Argentine tango was danced on the hardwood floor of the grand ballroom in the early 20th Century. The Clubhouse also features a stage, balcony, mezzanine, foyer, beautiful lighting, air conditioning, and free onsite and nearby parking. 


The Pioneer Encuentro, a private invitational traditional Encuentro, featuring an equal balance between leaders and followers consisting of 130 milonguero style tango dancers, predominantly from the US and Canada.


We look forward to meeting you at our Friday evening Meet & Greet with appetizers, wine and beverages followed by a Friday evening opening milonga. 


Encuentro Schedule





6:00 -7:30pm


Meet & Greet

Appetizers, Wine, Pelligrino, Tea, Coffee


8:00pm - 1:00am


Opening Night Milonga

DJ Ashvin Iyer




2:00 - 5:00pm


Matinee Milonga

DJ Jonathan Yamauchi


Iced and Hot Tea with Delicious Tea-Time Treats


8:00pm - 1:00am


Gala Night Milonga

DJ Vincent Lam


"Dress to Impress"


Desserts, Coffee, Tea, Water




12:00 Noon - 1:30pm

Brunch as Sawadee Thai Restaurant (next door)



2:00 - 5:00pm


Matinee Milonga

DJ Michell McRuiz


Coffee, Tea, Water, Desserts 

8:00pm - 12:00 Midnight


Closing Night Milonga

DJ Jae Grisham


Coffee, Tea, Water, Desserts



To register, please follow steps #1 and #2 below:


1) Go to our registration page in tangopolix here and complete a pre-registration request. Your registration request will be automatically set as PENDING.


2) We will evaluate your registration and once we conclude about it you will receive an email with further instructions. If your registration request is accepted it will be set as READY FOR PAYMENT and you will get a button to process your payment via Paypal, alternatively your request will be set as CANCELLED. While your request is under consideration it will be kept as PENDING.


The Pioneer Encuentro is private and invitational to milonguero style dancers who mindfully practice the codigos of tango. Registration passes are non-transferable and will become non-refundable after May 1, 2018.


Please send inquiries to:


Thank you,

Jonathan Yamauchi and Olivia Levitt