Join us for an unforgettable dancing experience in ”the Pearl of the Adriatic” Opatija, a remarkable seaside resort town with a long history of tourism stretching back to the 19th century.

Learn and enjoy the dance floor in the beautiful halls of historic property Hotel Palace Bellevue located right on the edge of the beach with the worlds’ very best teachers Ayse and Maximiliano. As a tango dancer, Maximiliano has the highest number of championship titles.

We invite you to discover ”Angiolina Park”, one of the most celebrated parks in Croatia characterised by colourful Camellias. Then, let the Promenade Franz Joseph I (the famous ”Lungomare”) take you to some of the most beautiful beaches in Opatija to swim and sunbathe before your tango bliss in Hotel Palace Bellevue.




Maximiliano Cristiani is considered one of the great teachers of today, known for his charisma, ability and system to teach. In the last 20 years he has managed to accompany hundreds of students in their professional development, whether in competitions or in their personal dance. His methodology is focused on functionality and not on dance style. He knows, without a doubt, how to discover the greatest potential in each student to find a comfortable dance and discover his own style. He has deeply studied social dance, salon and milonguero style, as well as tango ¨escenario¨ and has also extracted the wealth of new techniques to apply them to social dance. His intense work does not end in teaching, he has made video productions such as ¨Tigre Viejo¨, ¨Recuerdo en La Viruta¨, and the short tango film ¨Angel¨. Maximiliano is considered as a tango dancer with the highest number of titles obtained in the championships. Organizer of the official preliminaries Mundial de Tango BA, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

World Tango Salon Champion 2013
Champion Buenos Aires Tango Metropolitan 2012
Champion “Milonga” Metropolitan Buenos Aires 2012
Vice-Champion “Tango Escenario” (2nd)
Creator, dancer and actor in “Angel”, a tango short film
Creator of the tango show “Tangostory”
Creator and dancer of the tango video clip “Tigre viejo”
Creator and dancer of the tango video clip “Recuerdo”,

Ayse Gencalp is one of the few foreign women who has earned the respect of the most traditional Argentine teachers having experienced her own development in Buenos Aires, combining her participation in large tango companies such as , “Tangauchos”, “Celebrity Infinity”, “Crystal”, “Memoirs of a Dancer”, “Roberto Herrera Company,”and “Johanna Copes Company”.
She was imbued with the pure essence of tango in the last 20 years in Buenos Aires, an eclectic dancer who has managed to connect different dance styles. From the floor to the stage she achieves a level of quality in her movements that connect with precision, strength and softness.
Her perseverance and effort led her to be in the finals of the world championships, managing to be among the “top 5”.
She is an actress, dancer and choreographer of “Angel” one of the most prestigious tango short films together with Maximiliano Cristiani, Salon 2013 World Tango Champion.
Together with him, they are creating a new dance couple that is characterized by the beauty in its flow and in the connection and in the love of an embrace, they form a couple that transmits the energy of their embrace and their connection, transcending the skill of their movements.




17.00 – 18.30 ”Milonguero system” (Zita hall)

20.00 – 01.00 Opening Milonga (Maria hall)
DJ: Anton Volkov (SLO)



15.15 – 16.45 ”Diamond lesson: couple technique” (Zita hall)

17.00 – 18.30 ”Dynamics in turn” (Zita hall)

20.00 – 03.00 Camellias Gala Milonga (Maria hall)
DJ: Alejandro Jaime (ARG)



15.45 – 17.15 ”Full connection” (Zita hall)

17.30 – 19.00 ”Milonga” (Zita hall)

20.00 – 23.00 Guided practica with Maxi & Ayse (Maria hall)


‘Milonguero system’ (ALL LEVELS)
Resources for dance in a small space, figures using rebounds, full embrace, working on different music. Milonguero is not about ̈style ̈, it is about the interpretation
Friday, 21st of June, 17:00 – 18:30


‘Diamond lesson’ (ALL LEVELS)
Couple technique class where teachers will work on the most important structures of tango as a way of redesigning our dance and our functionality. Thinking about the comfort of dancing as a priority. Posture, embrace, connection, the secrets of our WAY OF WALKING, forward and back ‘ochos’. The way of leading/following, melodic and rhythmic ‘ochos’ in close embrace, rolling and connecting
Saturday, 22nd of June, 15:15 – 16:45


‘Dynamics in turn’ (INT/ADV)
‘Giro milonguero’ with closed embrace, ‘Melodic Giro’, ‘Giros Centrifugal force’; interpretation of the music and how to apply it in the real dance preparing the body for the different concepts
Saturday, 22nd of June, 17:00 – 18:30


‘Full connection’ (INT/ADV)
Resources to improve the connection in the couple, optimize fluency, divide the responsibilities of leader/follower using different connection engines. Demystify nonfunctional formats that block our fluidity
Sunday, 23rd of June, 15:45 – 17:15


‘Milonga’ (INT/ADV)
Musicality, different types of traspiés and combinations for social dance
Sunday, 23rd of June, 17:30 – 19:00


Anton Volkov has more than 20 years of experience in teaching and performing Argentine tango. He chose to be a professional dancer after he successfully completed his professional career in martial arts. After getting knowledge from one of the best tango Djs in the world – Horacio Godoy who runs La Viruta, famous milonga in Buenos Aires, he started DJ-ing at different events. He was succcessfully Dj-ing at big milongas in Germany, Austria and Italy.

The essence of his teaching and dj-ing philosophy is to inspire people around him to understand the music in order to dance the feelings, which the music revives within them.

Alejandro Jaime is a classical musician, tango dancer, DJ, coach and martial artist by training.

He is coming from Buenos Aires, DJ-ing at local and international milongas, tango weekends, festivals and maratons all over the world. He prefers to combine rhythmic, melodic and dynamic orchestras taking care of the singers especially during the Golden age. His favourite orchestras are    Tanturi, D’Arienzo, Troilo and Pugliese.


Hotel Palace Bellevue
Zita hall
Maria hall

Exuding style, Hotel Palace Bellevue (4*) in Opatija, is a historic property located in the center of Opatija. The hotel is an elegant structure, boasting classy interior, high ceilings and unrivaled Adriatic Sea views in its 87 rooms. Visually stunning, the hotel rises above and stands out along Opatija’s main street, creating a skyline worthy of landmark status in the city. Despite its old charm, Hotel Palace Bellevue in Opatija offers contemporary facilities – such as the indoor swimming pool with heated sea water – for a perfect blend of past and present. Add in the fact it is just steps from Slatina, the most centrally-located beach in the city, and the Hotel Palace Bellevue in Opatija occupies a position that is nearly impossible to beat. 

Hotel Palace Bellevue is quite a monumental site in Opatija’s historic city center. Designed with imperial architecture, the hotel was built in the style of neo-baroque and the Secession. It truly embodies the Austro-Hungarian atmosphere of the Riviera at the end of the 19th century. The mere sight of the hotel’s exterior tells you the kind of destination it was then and is today. Enjoy style, elegance and charm and be at the centre of things in Opatija.


Special price with the code COTW24 for the following Liburnia Riviera Hoteli d.d.
Hotel Palace Bellevue
Heritage Hotel Imperial

Hotel Kvarner
Vila Amalia


Workshops & milongas:

1-2 workshops: 30 eur each workshop
3-5 workshops: 25 eur each workshop
Opening Milonga: 20 eur
Camellias Gala Milonga: 30 eur
Guided practica: 15 eur


Camellias package: 180 eur (all in one)
Opatija package: 140 eur (3 workshops + 2 milongas + guided practica)
Dancing all nights pass: 60 eur (2 milongas + guided practica)


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