We are euphoric, overjoyed and slightly aroused to announce the third edition of Bergen Embrace! In a city rumored for its many rainy days, your chances to see the sun at this time of the year are in fact pretty good. In any case, anyone who says sunshine brings happiness, has never danced in the rain! We advise you to take some extra days to explore Bergen, the fjords and other spectacular pieces of Norwegian nature. And you don’t want to miss the Monday special after-event: The fiordlonga!

For more information, see our Bergen Embrace event page on Facebook.

Bergen Embrace takes place in Grand Hotel Terminus’ large wooden floor hall, located in the centre of Bergen. Participants may choose to sleep and eat at this hotel, or at Zander K next door (same owners), or in a variety of reasonably priced accommodation and culinary options nearby. Norway has a reputation for being expensive, which is sadly true. However, if you stay away from fancy cocktails, foie gras, polar bear meat and powerful non-electric cars, you’ll be fine.

(slight changes might occur)

Thursday June 27th, PREPARTY: Tango Abrazo (Jekteviken 5)
20-01: DJ 1

Friday June 28th, Hall Terminus
13-18: DJ 2
21-02: DJ 3

Saturday June 29th, Hall Terminus
13-18: DJ 4
21-02: DJ 5

Sunday June 30th, Hall Terminus
13-18: DJ 6
21-02: DJ 7

Monday July 1st, «FIORDLONGA» (open for all)
1200-1330 Boat trip (registration only)
1330-1430 Light meal
1430-2030 DJ 8

Tuesday July 2nd, Tango Abrazo (Jekteviken 5)
18-23: AFTERPARTY (open for all)
DJ 9

This is a role-balanced event (except for the open milongas on Monday and Tuesday) for close-embrace lovers, where we use mirada/cabeceo and clear the floor and change partner during cortinas. You may sit wherever you like. Smiling is encouraged and assumed to happen frequently.

The price, NOK 1000 (about €105), includes eight milongas; six at the Hotel Grand Terminus plus Thursday’s preparty and Tuesday’s afterparty. Free coffee, tea and some snacks provided.

There will be approximately 150 dancers for the Friday-Sunday main event. To assure role balance, we encourage registration in pairs. There will also be a single and dual role registration option, and we will match leaders and followers as far as we can. Based on experience, however, very few leaders register single. So try to pair up, please. It’s a cruel world, we know…

The registration is not based on first come first served, but on dance generosity and experience, geographical diversity, and recommendations by friends whose judgement we trust.

Rooms have been reserved at the dance venue Grand Hotel Terminus and at Hotel Zander K next door, for the special price of NOK 900/1100 for singles/doubles with breakfast. When your registration has been confirmed, you will get a booking code. There are other, budget options nearby, or you can get an airbnb.

We advise you not to purchase tickets or accomodation before your registration has been accepted.

Do you have questions? Please contact us at

Abrazos from Tango Abrazo’s fabulous Bergen Embrace team:
Dag Stenvoll
Christine Jacobsen
Bogdan Ududec
Ina Gabrielle Johansen
Solveig Hisdal
Jonny Kvamme

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