About

Tangofolly is a free and unique social network for the Argentine Tango community worldwide to find and share news and events. Learn more about the project.

PHOTO BY ELZBIETA PETRYKA

Inspired by our passion for tango’s historical journey, Tangofolly’s wholehearted committment is to meaningfully support the art and culture of Argentine Tango and help bring tango people together by facilitating a platform for:


Communication

Event organisers and anyone who wishes can quickly and freely post their news and events for social dancers, new-comers and travellers.

Recognition

Members can create their very own page to showcase and promote their work. Thank you. Without you, the story of Tango would be lost..

Reference

Our vision is to be a ‘go-to’ source of useful reference. A wikapedia of information! Written by tango people for tango people.
Tangofolly Cabeceo

“La Cabeceo”

The Inspiration

It’s a very long story that began on a rainy day in beautiful Paris… but essentially these lovely little fellows were the inspiration behind Tangofolly. Many discussions have been had about whether they are male, female, or male and female. You decide. Tango is about two souls dancing together.

Errrrr did she/he just…???

Tangofolly was first created in 2012 and continues to grow organically as tango dancers worldwide sign up and join in making it a truly global community hub. It’s free and everyone is welcome.

Share Your Stuff

Sign up to create your very own page and post tango news and events, promote project work and sell stuff in the marketplace. Its really easy to get started. – Introduction & How It Works

What’s the ‘folly in Tangofolly?

The English noun ‘folly’ was first cited in the 13th century and originates from the 12th century French word, ‘Folie’ or ‘Fool’. The English Oxford Dictionary describes behaviour that is foolish and wonderfully nonsensical. – Check The English Oxford Dictionary

About Promoting Tango

Tangofolly will always be free for social dancers and professionals to find and share their tango news and events. Tangofolly promotes everything you post and there are sponsored options available too. – Free & Sponsored Promotions

Support The Project

If you like what we do, and would like to see it continue, then please do lend your support if you can. There are lots of ways you can help! Join the Crew, spread the word or make a donation. – Donations & Support Options

Rita Horne and Magdalena Smolarska for Tangofolly

Rita (Pen n Ink) with Magdalena (Photographer) reporting for the Folly Crew.

The Creator & Webmaster

Social dancer by night, website designer by day. Yes, its true… little Tangofolly was indeed made bespoke, by Rita, on a humble 13″ Macbook Pro, to the glorious sounds of The Rolling Stones and other like-minded fellows.

Tangofolly is the very first website I ever made. I remember googling ‘wordpress websites for beginners’ and ‘what is a div’ all those years ago…! I had just started learning Tango and felt so inspired that I wanted to contribute something useful somehow. My local community was struggling with communications at the time so I thought… What about a community website? It’s really as simple as that. Of course, much has changed since then, but, Tangofolly will always be my favourite website and continues to be my personal pleasure to care for every day.
Rita Horne

Mad about tango and it’s unusual culture, Tangofolly headquarters is wherever Rita and her MacBook are today. This may well be in a tango marathon dormitory in Brussels or a cafe in Paris, on a train to Berlin or at an outdoor milonga in Seville.

Office hours: 24/7.

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A quick roundup of all the awesome posts and pages shared on Tangofolly so far:

1775

Pages

687

Stories

3018

Events

59

Marketplace
And counting…