Images of the 2001 Labor Dar Tango Getaway at the Reno Hilton Resort and Casino
August 31 - September  3, 2001
Courtesy of Eva del Cid
GRADUATION NIGHT at the Reno Hilton's Carson Ballroom

Eva (center) with Pablo, Beatriz, Gloria and Eduardo at the Teachers' s Table. Notice the Mardi Gras style beads used as centerpieces. They are also being worn around their necks, New Orleans style, by the visiting teachers necks. The luscious buffet was based on a Mardi Gras theme featuring rice and beans, jambalaya, and a variety of chicken, meat, fish and pork.

September 2, 2001

A TYPICAL TREAT TIMES SIX

For the first time in the USA, Tango dancers were engulfed by the sounds of a typical six piece formation, similar to the popular groups that populated the clubs and dance halls of Buenos Aires in the Golden Years.

The Sexteto Tipico Arrabal was a smashing success!

TANGO TWINS (CITIES THAT IS), CHAMPAIGN-URBANA IN ILLINOIS REPRESENTED BY CARLOTA AND JOE
Carlota
Joe
Joe and Valorie
Carlota and Alberto
CHAMPAIGN-URBANA
DANCING ACROSS STATE LINES

Kevin from Reno (left with an unidentified lady), and Freeman from Michigan with Wei-Jen from California, enjoying the inspiring music of the Sexteto Tipico Arrabal.

THE NEW ORLEANS PRESENCE

Sabina and Gary (left) and Fuad and Kathie (right) were part of the New Orleans contingent experiencing their first Labor Day Weekend Tango Getaway

TANGUS with Melva, Gabe and Valorie
The New Orleans Tango Krewe erupted in spontaneous second line
dancing to a "cortina" of the Olympia Brass Band
Sylvia, Pablo and Beatriz
Valorie and Terri second lining
The Hostess with the Mostest

Miz Valorie with Miss Eva (left). At right, Valorie as Mistress of Ceremonies at the Sunday night Student Performance