working to expand his own understanding
of tango, or simply enjoying the connection he works so hard to share
with others. He is originally from Belfast, Ireland and now lives in
New York City.
well-known and respected dancer and DJ, Robin's enthusiasm for tango
can be seen most clearly in his wholehearted dedication to teaching. He
believes that it is very important for students to dance simply and
musically from the very beginning. Building that strong base of
connection and musicality early, Robin believes, will allow even very
new beginners to feel comfortable and confident on a crowded dance
floor and will also lead to a more comprehensive and fluid
understanding of more complicated techniques later on. Robins teaching
style reflects this philosophy, and his students appreciate the
humorous and down-to-earth way he presents the material. On the rare
occasion that he is neither teaching nor DJing, Robin can always be
seen on the dance floor, either
Jay is a nationally sought-after DJ, who is known to keep a good
party going with an astute awareness of a dance floor’s changing
energies and hand-picked choices of music to inspire dancers all night
long. He is a regular DJ at major tango festivals in the U.S. and has
DJed at local milongas, including Portland, Seattle, Maui, San Diego,
Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Phoenix, Tucson, Albuquerque,
Denver, Austin, Houston, Washington, DC, and New York City.
Hernan was born into a family with a love for tango. Since childhood,
porteņo music has surrounded him as well as prominent figures from the
world of tango, such as Goyeneche and Virulazo, among others, who
regularly visited his family home. In his teens, he began to get more
involved in the world of tango and milongas. Hernan studied with some
of the most famous dancers and milongueros of Buenos Aires. From them,
he learned the technique, codes, and love of the dance. Since
then, his quest to integrate technique, emotion, enjoyment, and joy
into his dance has continued and he has become, not only an excellent
dancer and teacher, but also a favorite DJ of many milongas and
Herreman plays devastating tangos, soaring valses and irresistible
milongas. She creates a warm and genial mood for the dancers to enjoy
each other's embrace. She has a vast collection, but every song she
plays is a greatest hit. Tine
deejays at milongas, festivals and marathons in North America and
Europe. She is the resident DJ at El Destino on Sundays in NYC.
As a dancer, Tine likes to follow and occasionally lead uncomplicated tango with interesting musicality.
She was the founding president of the Yale Tango Club, and organized, taught and DJ'ed for the club from 2003 to 2007.
Tine is pronounced like "Tina".