Coming events

Adam & Tilly 2nd workshop

November 3-5, 2017

You will enjoy Adam Cornett and Tilia Kimm, and love what you learn.

The people who saw their performances loved their musicality combined with superb technique and interesting figures. The people who took their workshops last year loved their warm, helpful personalities, the clarity of their instruction, and the novelty of their material.

The highest values in dancing, for me, come from musical expression; clean, interesting movement; and great partner connection. When I saw Adam and Tilly win the USA Championship last year they embodied all three qualities.

In association with Kyon Butterfield, organizer for Milonga El Pibe, they will be performing at the event Saturday night.

Melina Sedó & Detlef Engel

Melina Sedó & Detlef Engel are among the most influential teachers of close-embrace Argentine Tango in Europe. They authored the CAMINAR ABRAZADOS: Tango is walking in an embrace, an instructional book + DVD (see based on their 14 years of teaching in Europe and the USA. They teach a 100-hour international Tango Teacher Training attended by dancers from across Europe and the USA.

For Melina & Detlef’s the highest value in the dance is in the embrace, the connection between partners. They emphasize a style of dancing that is both close and creative in its simplicity.

Learn more about Melina & Detlef at and on Facebook page tangodesalon.

LIMITED to twelve (only 12) couples, so that everyone receives personal attention.

SCHEDULE (see below for descriptions)

Friday, February 23, 7:00 – 9:00 pm: Caminar Abrazados
Saturday, February 24, 1:00 – 5:30 pm: Linear and turned ochos
Sunday, February 25, 1:00 – 5:30 pm: Cadencia


Caminar Abrazados – Walking in an embrace (2 h on Friday evening) Tango is walking. During our signature workshop, we’ll work on different aspects of the movement: an appropriate inner and outer posture, dissociation, relaxation, changing the length of your steps and one the most important factor of well-being – the embrace. This class serves as an introduction to our system and is highly recommended to anyone who will participate in another workshop with us. For those, who already know us, it will be the perfect refresher and an opportunity to tune-in with your body and partner. An important class for all levels.

Linear and turned ochos (4 h + 30 min break on Saturday afternoon) In this intensive workshop, we will examine the technique and variation of simple milonguero-ochos and ochos with pivots, first dancing them as linear movements and then turning the moves. This class will clean up your technique, enhance your repertoire and help you to navigate on crowded dance floors. Be prepared for a fun class with challenges for dancers of all levels.

Cadencia – Dancing the musical phrases (4 h + 30 min break on Sunday afternoon) A special class on musical phrasing and on different ways to express the suspension at its end, the “cadencia,” as it is called. In the course of the workshop, we are going to examine regularly and irregularly phrased tangos as well as other typical endings of phrases for different orchestras.

This workshop for intermediate and advanced dancers will link repertoire with musicality. It will harmonize your movements with the “breathing” melodies and even make you feel more connected to the other dancers in the ronda.


If you do not have a partner, please email to help find one.

Friday two-hour class is $40/individual or $70/couple.
Saturday four-hour class is $80/individual or $140/couple.
Sunday four-hour class is $80/individual or $140/couple.


Melina & Detlef will be available for privates lessons, with both teaching for the lesson. The few time slots available are limited to Friday afternoon and Monday afternoon. Single person $100/hour, Couple $120. Email to reserve a lesson.


Tango Tribe Studio
5446 Hwy 290 W, Suite 105
Austin, Texas 78735

Easy to reach from any direction. On the corner of the US 290 service road and Industrial Oaks Blvd, only one mile west of Mopac (Loop 1). Easy on/off highway access from east or west.

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