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 wine and beverages followed by a Friday evening opening milonga. 


Encuentro Schedule





6:00 -7:30pm


Meet & Greet

Wine, Water, Pelligrino, Tea, Coffee


8:00pm - 1:00am


Opening Night Milonga


DJ Ashvin Iyer


Empanadas, Coffee, Tea, Water




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"


Empanadas, 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



Pioneer Encuentro has filled with 140 Attendees and registration is closed.


Please send inquiries to:


Thank you,

Jonathan Yamauchi and Olivia Levitt