The American Turkish Association of Houston celebrates the 90th anniversary of the establishment of the Turkish Republic on Saturday, October 26th at Hilton at West Chase, 9999 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77042 at 6:30 PM.
Please click here to purchase tickets.
Since there will be limited seating at the Republic Ball, please make your reservations. Until end of the day, October 20 2013. Tickets are;
- $50 for Students
- $90 for ATA members
- $100 for non-ATA members .
After midnight October 20, 2013, ticket prices go up to $100 for members and students.
There will be $25 administration charge for refunds before October 23 and NO refund after October 23 as we will give the final head count to the Hotel by the end of the day October 23th.
ATA members should not buy tickets for non-ATA members at member rate if they do, we will request the difference to be paid by the member who purchases the tickets.
If you are bringing your 2 years and older children with you, please also add $10 per child for baby sitting charges to your total. This fee does not include food or beverage. Please make your own arrangements for your children or we can provide pizza for your child only extra $5 charge per child.
If you're not a member, you can become an ATA Houston Member by clicking here. If you become a member now, your membership will cover 2013.
You can become a sponsor and be recognized during the Ball.
Diamond Sponsor: $1,000 (Includes 6 tickets, priority seating and name recognition)
Gold Sponsor: $500 (Includes 3 tickets, priority seating and name recognition)
Silver Sponsor: $250 (Includes 2 ticket, priority seating and name recognition)
Performances by special Tango Group and the Istanbul Quartet
Tango Dance Group:
Fuad Adra began his teaching career in 2001, and has taught with Özlem Direk since 2009. Their tango paths joined during a trip to Buenos Aires, and have been a joyful partnership since then. Throughout their tango journeys, they have been blessed to train endless hours under the most acknowledged and respected masters, including Mariano Chicho Frumboli, Sebastián Arce, Mariana Montes, Dana Frigoli and Fabián Salas. Their love and talent took them to various cities across the US to teach workshops, and overseas to perform to international audiences. Some of their previous students have turned professional and they take great pride in watching them grow.
They are known for their colorful musicality and a unique blend of traditional and new tango. In their teaching, they strive to give their students the tools and technique to unravel the mystery of the music in a dynamic embrace, while enjoying a pure connection and communication with their partner, each one bringing to the dance their unique self.
Currently, they are based in Houston and continue to share their knowledge through group and private classes while continuing globe-trotting around the tango axis.
Mauro Marcone was born in the city of San Nicolas de los Arroyos, Buenos Aires, ￼Argentina. At the age of sixteen he moved to California with his family. In 1998, Mauro took his first steps as a Tango dancer. He has taken many lessons with a number of great masters both in Houston as well as in Argentina. Mauro’s style of dancing is the traditional salon tango. This method has a unique versatility that allows for different styles of dancing. Mauro’s goal is to teach and share his knowledge with his students.
Elizabeth Wingfield was born in Magnolia, Texas. As a young girl, she enjoyed dancing and gymnastics. Elizabeth studies a variety of tango styles but enjoys the salon tango the most. As a teacher, she tries to bring out the best in each of her students. She helps them to explore the diversity of tango and develop as individual dancers. She works particularly on body positioning and movement, something she learned from many years practicing yoga. Elizabeth is also an active participant in the local tango community. As director of the Argentine Tango Club, she has organized workshops, milongas, and works directly with other teachers to expand and enrich the community.