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New Year milongas in Helsinki  
for double role & queer tango dancers
– 1.1.2024

Suomenkieliset sivut saat esille yllä olevasta valikosta.

Welcome to spend an unforgettable long New Year's weekend in Helsinki dancing your feet off at four (or even five) consecutive milongas! There will also be some extra activities in the afternoons for those interested (paid separately).

  • Fri 29.12.  18:00 – 02:00  Double role milonga

    • DJ Ulla Kastrup & DJ Philemon Hermans

  • Sat 30.12.  18:00 – 02:00  Double role milonga 

    •  DJ Geneviève Andræssen (50/50 alt/trad) & DJ Malin Backström​

  • Sun 31.12.  18:00 – 02:00  New Year's Eve potluck milonga

    • DJ Meeri Friman & DJ Daniel Valenzuela 

  • Mon 1.1.  12:00 – 18:00  Double role milonga

    • DJ Jaana Hänninen​

If you already arrive on Thursday 28.12. you can dance at a weekly Milonga del Jueves at 20–23:30 (Entrance fee 10 € / for Amigos del Tango members 7 € )

Friday, Saturday and Monday milongas are aimed especially for double role and queer tango dancers. One role dancers may also join – nevertheless, they are kindly asked to arrive with a friend that dances the opposite role so that the role balance stays appropriate. 

Venue for all milongas: El Ático dance studio, Kumpulantie 1 (in Itä-Pasila neighbourhood), 8th floor. The studio is run by a local non-profit tango association Amigos del Tango (AdT) and has excellent floor for dancing & cosy atmosphere. The place is easy to get to from the center of Helsinki and from the airport. Check it out here:


MILONGA PASS Friday-Monday

(on pre-sale only, as long as there is space)

  • AdT members and people living abroad:

50 € early bird, until 30th of November

60 € regular price, 1st – 27th of December

  • Non-member residents of Finland:

70 € early bird, until 30th of November

80 € regular price, 1st – 27th of December


(sold at the door if there is space, payment by card only)

Friday and Saturday:

20 € for AdT members and people living abroad
25 € for non-member residents of Finland


Sunday and Monday:

15 € for AdT members and people living abroad
20 € for non-member residents of Finland

At the Sunday New Year's Eve potluck milonga everyone is asked to bring their share for the potluck table (= some food/drinks to share). Closer to the date we will provide a list of suggestions about what to bring. 

At all other milongas we offer some snacks like pastries, bread with toppings, coffee, tea etc. There are several restaurants within walking distance from El Ático, to visit for a dinner whenever you feel like it. You may also order take away or bring your own food and warm it at El Ático's fully equipped kitchen.

There is no bar at El Ático so you are free to bring with you whichever drinks you prefer to enjoy.

Extra Activities

For those interested, we have organized some extra activities for the afternoons (paid separately):

Friday 29.12.

  • 12.30 SHARED LUNCH at Dylan Böle restaurant

  • 14–17ish BAKE TOGETHER WORKSHOP at El Ático


Saturday 30.12.

  • 11 BREAKFAST/BRUNCH at Café Tin Tin Tango or Green Hippo

  • 12–15ish A SMALL MUSEUM & CITY TOUR: Taidekoti Kirpilä (only with pre-registration), Hesperia / Töölönlahti park, Helsinki Central Library Oodi (with a little tango flashmob), Helsinki City Museum or Villa Hakasalmi

  • 14–17 TANGO PRACTICA at El Ático (5 €)

Sunday 31.12.


  • 14–17 TANGO PRACTICA at El Ático (5 €)

The details are sent by email to those who register aka reserve their milonga pass.

Cancellation policy: Milonga pass payments can be returned in case of cancellation until 27.12. (except for possible money transfer fees).

Information about Amigos del Tango association:

Facebook event


Any questions? Send us email:


Event organiser: Amigos del Tango association's double role team – Jouni, Leila, Saana, Susanna, Suvi and Tatu

Where to stay in Helsinki near El Ático:

The Folks Hotel Konepaja

Aleksis Kiven katu 23, 00510 Helsinki
9 minute walk to El Atico

Scandic Pasila
Maistraatinportti 3, Pasila, 00240 Helsinki
15 minute walk to El Atico

Holiday Inn Helsinki – Expo, an IHG Hotel
Messuaukio 1, 00520 Helsinki, Finland
8 minute walk to El Atico

Sokos Hotel Tripla
Fredikanterassi 1 B, 00520 Helsinki
10 minute walk to El Atico

CheapSleep Hostel
Sturenkatu 27 B, 00510 Helsinki
15 minute walk to El Atico

Or check Airbnb's nearby!

You can also always try to make new friends and surf someone’s couch:
Helsinki Tango Accommodation / couch / floor surfing

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