The first Toronto Tango Festival was held in June 2005 and was an amazing success. The expertise of the instructors and the large number of very talented dancers made it a truly wonderful four days.
The Toronto Tango Festival is organized by Elizabeth Sadowska, the founder of Rhythm & Motion Dance Studio.
Elizabeth has been involved in the Toronto Tango community since 1995 and has been organizing events ever since.
When she discovered the Argentine Tango and fell in love with it! Tango has become her true passion. Since then she has taken may extensive trips to Buenos Aires, Argentina where she studied the art of authentic Argentine Tango and immersed herself in the culture, dance, music of tango. Throughout the years she has studied with many Argentine Tango “maestros”. She is well versed in all styles of Argentine Tango including close embrace, open, salon, milonguero and nuevo.
She is not only a fabulous dancer but also an amazing teacher. She’s passionate about sharing her knowledge with her students. She is the only one in the city that implemented a structured and progressive Argentine Tango program consisting of eight levels and Rhythm and Motion- her school, is the only professional dance studio in the city that offers this kind of program. She has also organized group trips to Buenos Aires so her student could experience the authentic beauty of Tango.
She is often consulted by Sony Centre and also worked in colaboration with them , to organize a milonga for the attendees of the shows during the production of “Tango Pasion” and “Tango Legends”. Elizabeth also worked with “ShowOne Productions”
to assit in hosting a milonga during their showing of “Tango Fire”
She conducted a seminar on Tango History at Roy Thomson Hall and organizes the two biggest tango events in the city: The TORONTO TANGO FESTIVAL and the TORONTO TANGO MARATHON.
The 14th Annual Toronto Tango Festival promises to be an amazing event