Pioneer Encuentro 2018! Salt Lake City, Utah

                   Pioneer Encuentro      


                  August 10-12, 2018         



Save the Date!


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. 


Saturday will feature a matinee milonga and an evening Gala milonga with desserts and beverages. 


A Sunday luncheon catered at a nearby Thai restaurant will be followed by a matinee milonga and an evening milonga with desserts and beverages. 


Our milongas will feature Vincent Lam (Vancouver BC), Jae Grisham (Durham NC), Ashvin Iyer (San Francisco, CA), Michelle McRuiz (Albuquerque NM), 5th DJ TBA, playing the best of Golden Era Tango. 


Single Registration weekend pass  $130

Couples Registration weekend passes $260


Advance Registration is now open for single leaders and couples.


Single followers will be placed on a wait list and enrolled and notified via email as single leaders register.


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


1) Write your check ($130 single or $260 couple) payable to "Olivia Levitt" and mail to "Jonathan Yamauchi" 1753 Northshore Drive, Richmond, CA 94804.


2) Send a confirming email to with the spelling of your name and your preferred email address for encuentro communications. In the case of a couple, include the names AND email addresses for each registrant. Jonathan will send a confirming email after your check is received.


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