Event Statistics 2012-2016

You’ve probably been in the same situation: there are so many events, you don’t know where you want to go. Your friends are dispersed among many events, and it’s just not the same as it was “back in the days”.

Here’s TMD’s view of things

Disclaimer

This is just an analysis of events listed on TMD.
There are three things to keep in mind:

  1. Not all events are listed. This is especially true for Encuentros, Festivals and Festivalitos, where the true number is also larger than noted. If anyone has other numbers, please let me know.
  2. Some events are mis-labeled on TMD, and some are multi-labelled. I did not correct for either.
  3. 2016 is still on-going — and there might be events missing that have not been added yet.

Stats 2012-2016

Observations

  1. The number of events has risen especially between 2013 and 2014, and it’s “saturated” since then.
  2. More and more Marathons are being organized, or at least events that use the tag “Marathon” on TMD. There are, on average, two Marathons every weekend in 2016.
  3. Milonga Weekends are also much more common: on average there is one Milonga Weekend every weekend.
  4. There seems to be a decline in Festivals – but don’t bet too much on this: Festival listing son TMD are only accidental – there are more complete listings like http://www.tangofestivals.net

Open Questions

just a few – please comment below if you have questions of your own 🙂

  • How have the numbers of travelling dancers developed?
  • Where do we have the best numbers for Encuentros, or Festivals/Festivalitos?
  • What does “saturated” actually mean?