Wednesday, October 21st
8:30pm to 1am


Edison Ballroom
240 W 47th Street
New York, NY 10036


$50 VIP Table Seating (open bar, fruit & cheese)
$25 General Admission (cash bar, snacks)
$15 Cocktail Reception and Student Performance only

8:30 to 9:30
Cocktail Reception in the 2nd Floor Tango Lounge
Includes 1 complimentary TangoMangoTini or TangoMangoRita
Cash Bar with wine, beer, soft drinks and bottled water

9:30 – 10
BALLROOM BASIX™ student performance

10 to 1

MilonGALA in the 1st Floor GRAND BALLROOM
DJ: Ilene Marder

Alternative Miloga in the 2nd Floor, TANGO LOUNGE
DJ: Dante Polichetti

Live Music
Pedro Giraudo Trio

Ana Padron & Diego Blanco

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brings its unique and inspiring “fun, fitness & fancy footwork” to schoolchildren, primarily in underserved, disadvantaged communities in New York City

Created by 2011 USA Tango Champion Sidney Grant, this non-competitive, not-for-profit program has transformed the young lives of over 6,000 kids in more than 45 schools!

About the Edison Ballroom

The Edison Ballroom is an elegant private event space in the heart of Times Square. Originally opened in the 1930’s as the Grand Ballroom of the adjacent Edison Hotel, this historical venue reopened in 2008 after a multi-million dollar renovation that preserved its original art-deco flair. With its award-winning executive chef and personalized service, the Edison Ballroom continues to provide the perfect environment for all occasions.


240 W 47th Street
New York, NY  10036



About Pedro Giraudo

Originally from Córdoba Argentina, Pedro Giraudo moved to New York City in 1996. Since then he has become a highly versatile bassist, composer and arranger, performing in a wide variety of musical projects, both his own award winning Pedro Giraudo Jazz Orchestra and as a member of several prominent ensembles, ranging from tango to jazz.

Pedro Giraudo has collaborated with Grammy award winner Pablo Ziegler, 9 time Grammy award winner Paquito D’Rivera, and Dizzy Gillespie’s protégé William Cepeda, as well as ‘Tango meets Jazz’ guests: Branford Marsalis, Kenny Garret, Regina Carter, Nestor Torres, Miguel Zenon among many others. In 2014 Ruben Blades’ CD “Tangos” on which he recorded bass won two Grammys Awards (Best Tango Album & Best Latin Pop). Pedro Giraudo has also been the musical director of Mariela Franganillo Company’s “Tango Connection” and “Tango Recuerdo” and performed with U.S.’s most prominent tango ensembles including ‘Forever Tango’, Hector Del Curto’s Eternal Tango, Fernando Otero’s X-Tango and Daniel Binelli’s ‘Tango Metropolis’.

About Ana Padron & Diego Blanco

Diego Blanco and Ana Padron are among the most recognized teachers and performers in the world of Argentine Tango. They have danced and choreographed throughout the world in numerous dance festivals, stage shows, and film projects. Diego and Ana appeared at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, and took part in the STL Spring to Dance Immersion Festival. They have shared the stage with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, the Romulo Larrea Tango Orchestra, the Washington Pan-American Symphony Orchestra, the Eternal Tango Quartet, Avantango, and recently performed with the Mariela Franganillo Dance Company. Outside of the tango realm, they have choreographed and danced for legendary modern dance companies including Jennifer Muller/The Works and the Martha Graham Dance Company.