Encuentro milonguero with a twist

For the second edition of Amor y Primavera in spring 2019 in collaboration the Tango Moon & the Castle Quest bring you again a different story.  Classic  encuentro – evening  milongas on Friday,  Saturday and Sunday with nice ronda, respecting the Códigos (Codes) and more to it during the day – the chill out zone with blues dance, workshops, daily excursion…and much more. Join us in this adventure!

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When & Where

MAY 9-13 2019 – Castle Mokrice (SLO)

Castle is a medieval castle southeast of Brežice, Slovenia, located on a hill in the northern part of the settlement of Rajec in the Gorjanci Hills, near the Croatian border. First mentioned in 1444, it was rebuilt in the 16th century and in 1941. After World War II it was made into a hotel with restaurants and in 1988 a golf course was built in the grounds to the castle. In the same year English pop band the Pet Shop Boys used this castle to film the video for their single “Heart”.

The closest airport is Zagreb, it’s less then half an hour of drive from Zagreb. We offer organised transfer ‘door to door’. For those that come from EU from direction Ljubljana with car through Slovenia, it just near the highway before the border with Croatia. You don’t need a passport but it would be advisable to have it. For those who come from direction Graz please do not forget your passport in this case because you need to transit Croatia.

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Thursday May 9th

welcome drink// registration

20.00 – 1.00 Milonga – Barbara Hall

Friday May 10th
welcome drink// registration

11.00 -15.00 – tour

15.00 – 19.00 Chill out zone – Four Seasons Hall
20.00 – 1.00 Gala Milonga – Barbara Hall

Saturday May 11th

09.00 – 11.00 Late breakfast

11.00 -15.00 – tour

15.00 – 19.00 Chill out zone – Four Seasons Hall
20.00 – 1.00 Gala Milonga – Barbara Hall

Sunday May 12th

09.00 – 11.00 Late breakfast

11.00 – 15.00 – tour include Milonga de Despedida – Knight Hall – Brežice
15.00 – 19.00 Chill out zone – Four Seasons Hall
20.00 – 1.00 Milonga – Barbara Hall

Monday May 13th
09.00 – 11.00 Late breakfast

11.00 – 19.00 – tour

20.00 – 1.00 Afterparty B milonga!!! – Barbara Hall

the full schedule will be released in October

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Price & Accommodation

Price per person /day is  49,50 € with breakfast in double room or 74,50 € single occupation plus tax.

Accommodation is in double or triple rooms
In the Castle
22 double room (total of 66 tangeros)
3 triple room (total of 9 tangeros)
(triple room is one room with king size bed and one room with one bed and one bathroom)
In the annex
10 double rooms (total of 20 tangeros)
1 twin doubleroom (total of 4 tangeros)

Price include:

– accommodation in medieval castle that is transform to 4 star Golf Hotel, or hotel 4 star annex,
– board & breakfast

– unlimited use of the indoor and outdoor swimming pool of Hotel Terme ( Note: Catez Thermal Riviera is 7 km from Castle – transport fee is not included in price)
– use of sauna and fitness studio at Hotel Terme,
– two entrances per day in winter Thermal Riviera
– one entry per day in the swimming pool complex of the Čatež Hotel
– 30% off spa services.

Event pass is 120 €  – price include

– 2 ballrooms
– welcome gift
– 3 gala milongas +  After party B milonga
– refreshment during the event
– chill out zone

prices are subject to change


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Please R.S.V.P. no ticket at the door. We can’t wait to see you! 


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Our story

Join venture of Tango Moon & Castle Quest, start one summer day with idea that Mark from the Tango Moon had. He contact Jasna and ask her for assistance. She like the idea. The rest is a history – one by one the event start to get more and more shape.

Our confirm TJs so far are:


Jo Switten, also known as deejay El Huracán, came in contact with the Tango Argentino end of the eighties. In 1990 he took his first classes and he immediately fell in love with the music, the dance and the social aspects of the milongas. Back then, there weren’t many possibilities to dance so he started to collect tango records and started as a deejay at national and international tango parties. He is a regular deejay in Bruges, Gand, Brussels, Wuppertal, Essen, Cologne, Antwerpen, Rotterdam, Eindhoven, Venlo, Stuttgart, Vienna, but he also went to Paris, Prague, Istanbul, Tbilisi, Moscow and Oslo for example. On his various trips to Buenos Aires he completed his tango music collection. Jo is passionate about tango but isn’t a librarian or a archiver of tango music. He strongly believes a good milonga is about fun, about the joy of dancing and being together, without losing the authentic character of a real Argentine salón de tango. Get ready for a night full of dancing and good ambiance.



Thierry Pires also known as deejay Thierry El Rojo, for the first time deejaying in this region, coming from France – dancer and tango-DJ in the milongas and Tango Festivals in Europe. His selection of music is for the dancer, traditional with few tanda out of traditional just to give a beautiful mixture.




Paola Palumbo, over 15 years in love with tango,. From the very beginning, her interest turned to tango only as a dance, but after a short time it was only studying tango music that matter. She deeyeing in various Italian milonga centers in centers Italy, Foggia, Pescara, Ascoli Piceno, Campobasso, Isernia, San Severo, Termoli, Vasto, Mede (Go), San Zanut (Go) and Trieste, where they defined h as “the alchemist of emotions”.


Your host Jasna dancer, organizer of many milongas in Croatia, and encuentro “Embrace in Paradise” at Plitvice Lake, tango teacher together with Mark  also a dancer, tango teacher and organizer of many tango events and milongas in UK and  his lovely partner Louisa. She have talent that we not gonna share it just jet 😉

                   Los esperamooooooos!!!