Special guests

Honored and grateful to have great guests.
Teachers, Musicians, Artists, Choreographers and Organizers 

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"Tango BARDO" Orchestra

One of the most famous typical Tango quartets of the moment, originally from Buenos Aires  integrated by Roberto Minondi on vocals, Lucas Furno: Violin - Juan Miguens: Double bass - Santiago Polimeni: Bandoneon and Hugo Hoffmann: Piano. Tango Bardo has played all over the world in theaters, milongas and festivals in France, Spain, Japan, China, Singapore, Thailand, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and Argentina.

We've all danced to their records  which quickly became preferred by professional dancers and milongueros.  Some of his musical productions are: Mugre, Del Sur, Rústico, TANGO Bardo with Roberto Minondi. 

Hugo y Celina
Hugo Patyn & Celina Rotundo

Celina Rotundo & Hugo Patyn two excellent Dancers, Choreographers and Master Instructors of Argentine Tango. From Buenos Aires, Argentina, these two creators and directors of various productions know how to reach the public touching the deepest feelings when watching them dance, they have made different appearances in Cinema, Short Films, Commercials, Festivals and Tango Shows in more than 30 countries.

There is no public that does not burst into applause when his show is presented. Celina & Hugo are two authentic representatives of the Tango culture.

As teachers they have trained hundreds of dancers in great milongueros as well as professionals who today travel all over the world.

They use an exclusive and approved method where in their classes each person, regardless of their level, reaches their goals, managing to learn and incorporate what they have learned.

Lucho & Ale
Luciano Brigante  & Alejandra Orozco

Luciano Brigante and Alejandra Orozco, tango dancers and teachers with more than 20 years of international trajectory. Proud representatives of the Traditional Tango.

 

Runner up in the World tango Championship in Tango Salon Style and placed third in at the Metropolitan Championship representing Sunderland Club in Buenos Aires 2004. Choreographers and dancers representing Argentina in the Olympics Games Beijing 2008 Producers and promoters of TANGO CULTURE around the world.

 

Creator of Tango Brigante method, and guest directors in Tango schools in Germany, USA and Mexico. Appeared as a main dancer in the music video directed by the multi-award director Mel Gibson Invited to perform exclusively for royalty and presidents. Jordan, Egypt, Qatar and Argentina, Mexico. Their tour performing and teaching Tango Brigante method include Canada, Mexico, South and Central America, Europe, Asia, Middle East and USA Luciano and Alejandra exemplify the Villa Urquiza style of tango with their elegance, smoothness and precision in walking. Their elegant dancing reflects great accuracy, tradition, strength and dynamism.

Noelia y Facundo
Facundo de la Cruz and Noelia Hurtado

Facundo de la Cruz was born in Río Tercero, Cordoba, Argentina, in 1986. He grew up in Río Tercero and then moved to Rawson, Chubut, where he attended the Polytechnical school. During college, he met his former life partner Paola Sanz and started to dance Argentine Tango. After having won several titles throughout Argentina in the categories Tango and Milonga, they moved to Buenos Aires in 2011 to participate in the atmosphere of the capital where tango has its greatest influence on the world.

The couple's fourth participation in the World Championship of Argentine Tango (Campeonato Mundial de Baile de Tango) ultimately brought them the first place in Tango de Salón in August 2012. After having honed their dancing for ten years together Paola and Facundo started to teach and dance their tango worldwide. Invitations to the most prestigious tango festivals in over 20 countries followed this success, among them Tango Festival Internacional Granada, Istanbul Tango Ritual, Shanghai Tango Marathon and Łódź Tango Salón Festival. They were judges at the Preliminaries of the World Championship in San Martín de los Andes and twice in London. Furthermore they were invited to present their dancing at Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, at the folk dance and music festival in Martigues and the Sadler's Wells Theater in London.

Today, Facundo de la Cruz gives classes and workshops mostly in the USA, Europe and Argentina. Additionally, he joined the dance company of Forever Tango in 2017, one of the most recognized shows of Argentine Tango, whose current and previous ensembles dancers include like Gavito and Marcela Durán, Geraldine Rojas and Ezequiel Paludi, Guillermina Quiroga, Alejandra Gutty, Diego Ortega and Aldana Silveyra, and Claudio Villagra.

Rod & Jenny
Rod Relucio & Jenny Teters

They believe that connection, musicality, and technique are the keys to fully appreciate the beauty of Tango.  In their classes they want to concentrate on how to be comfortable inside the embrace, based on the logic and naturalness of the movement. They travel all around the US as well as abroad (Vancouver, Victoria, Mexico City, Cancun, Poland, India, Italy, etc…) to perform and share their tango knowledge at festivals and weekend workshops.

 

In Chicago, their classes are taught with an eye on encouraging and nurturing individual artistic styles while at the same time stressing the core movements and strong values of traditional tango. Their infectious energy and love of the dance has created a large following of students in Chicago and the surrounding area. They are the founders of the 312 Movement, which organizes events (monthly milongas and weekend workshops), djaying, performing, and teaching.  When they are in town (Chicago), you can easily find them supporting various tango events and social dancing at one of the weekly/monthly milongas. They recently created an annual festival the Windy City Tango Festival.

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Somer Surgit & Jessica Stserbakova

The magic of Argentine Tango brought Jessica and Somer together in 2012 in Tallinn, Estonia where they are currently based and teaching regularly. They have been invited to perform around the world and provide classes and intensive learning opportunities for dancers at all levels.

 

The dance they have created reflects their true selves. They have a foundation of years of dance training. Through their strong connection with each other and the connection with the magic of the music, they delight in the excitement of dancing with spontaneity based on pure improvisation.

Their elegance and effortless movements are easy to take for granted. 

 

Clarity and precision of their instruction have won Jessica and Somer profound respect as teachers. 

Jessica and Somer's simple method in teaching keeps the students engaged and makes them advance easily.  Their passion for dance and teaching is felt by those they touch.

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Jessica Cutler & John Miller
John Miller and Jesica Cutler are dancers and teachers based in Denver, Colorado. They have taught and performed at numerous Tango festivals across North America. In addition to their weekly classes, they host Tango on the Rocks, one of the most popular festivals in the United States.  
John Miller and Jesica Cutler have been teaching tango together since 2013 and in that time they have developed a style that is fun, connected, and precise. They have taught and performed at numerous festivals across North America, including the Boulder Tango Festival, Salt Lake City Tango Festival, Tree City Tango, Mountain Milonga Retreat, Baja EcoTango Festival, Uni-Tango, Windy City Tango Festival, Montana Tango Uprising, and Tango on the Rocks.
 
Their primary influences have been Gustavo Naveira and Giselle Anne, Omar and Monica Ocampo, Chicho Frumboli and Juana Sepulveda, Ariadna Naveira and Fernando Sanchez, Nick Jones, old videos of Juan Carlos Copes and Maria Nieves, and of course, El Cachafaz. 
Lindsey & Ricardo
Ricardo Correa & Lindsey Zan
Lindsey and Ricardo are an exciting young partnership (est. in 2018) with nearly three decades of combined experience in Argentine tango. They love and excel at both Salon and Stage tango. They are also known for their fun, supportive, and technique-oriented teaching style, with a focus on improvisation, musicality, and partner connection.
Their classes build confident dancers that dance comfortably while finding the freedom to express themselves artistically. Based in Austin, TX, they have taught and performed in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Taipei and Taichung, Taiwan; Los Angeles and San Diego, CA; Seattle, WA; New Orleans, LA;  Austin, Dallas, and Houston, TX; and Tucson, AZ. Most recently, they have taught and performed at the 2021 Tucson Tango Festival, the 2021 Tango Holiday Weekend, and they won the title of 2021 US Stage Tango Vice Champions.
Jason
DJ Jason 

A tango musician based in Toronto, Canada, Jason is passionate about tango music from  Golden Age, offering a wide range of music to generate the most rewarding and inspiring  experience for social dancers. He collects and owns some of the best 78 RPM transfers of tango  music currently in the world including CTA, AMP, Audio Park, Tangotunes and from private  collectors. His selection of music is characterized by dynamic and sensation of dancers, dictated  by the energy flow on the dancing floor. He deejays and compiles tandas “on-the-fly” at the  milonga, using only the best fidelity and professional sounding quality tracks of recordings.  

He has been guest deejaying at various festivals and milongas in Asia, America, Europe and  Buenos Aires such as Sitges International Tango Festival, Spring Budapest Tango  Marathon, Tango Maya Fest, Toronto Tango Congress, Toronto Tango Festival, Taipei Tango  Festival, Tokyo Tango Festival/Marathon, Beijing Tango Festival, Shanghai Tango Festival and  at local milongas in Canada, United States, Mexico, Barcelona, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. I have  had been invited to deejay in some of the most traditional and prestigious milongas in Buenos  Ares, among them, Lo de Celia, El Beso, Porteño and Bailarin, El Motivo, Los Bohemios, Fulgor,  Si Sos Brujo, Club Pedro Echagüe and Parakultural Salon Canning. 

Rod
DJ Rod

In the tango world, dancers usually refer to Rod as a teacher, performer, organizer, and/or social dancer.

However, Rod is receiving rave reviews as a Djay.  He creates a playlist that causes waves of emotion and energy, keeping the dancers engaged through the night.

 

Rod focuses on traditional music that keeps the dancers on the floor until the very end of the milongas.  He has djay'd in festivals, marathons, and milongas all over the US and abroad.  His most recent events include the SoCal Tango Championship, Salt Lake City Tango Festival, New Orleans Tango Festival, Windy City Tango Festival, Cleveland Bowling Tango Marathon, Tango on the Rocks, and Tango Maya Festival.  

 

You can hear him monthly in Chicago (when he's in town) at the 312 monthly milongas and other local events.

John
DJ John

John Miller has been DJing for over half his life and in that time he has played nearly every scenario imaginable: in seedy bars, under bridges, in Churches, warehouses, at weddings, funerals, high school sock-hops, on beaches, house parties, from 100-year-old victrolas, milongas, marathons, and at dozens of tango festivals. 

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DJ Yura

Yura Pritzker is a tango dancer, teacher, and DJ. He lives in Chicago, where he has taught tango with his wife Lana and DJ since 2017. He studied dance and tango music all over the world. Yura played music at multiple local milongas, Chicago Windy City Tango Festival, and recently at his own milonga Alma Mia. As a DJ, Yura’s focus is to provide the right music to the right moment, concentrating on the Golden Age period but not afraid to take a shout at new modern orchestras as well.

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