Instructors and Private Lessons

These excellent Milonguero Style Instructors will be available for private lessons during the 2019 encuentro.
Please contact the instructors directly to schedule.




Barbara Durr

 is a member of a small group of U.S.-based instructors and organizers responsible for the introduction of milonguero style to North America. She began studying the dance in the mid-1990s, and taught at the Denver Milonguero Festivals and at the Atlanta Tango Festivals of the early 2000s. Barbara organized the original U.S. tours for Susana Miller, Cacho Dante, and Alicia Pons. Currently based in Washington D.C., a more detailed profile may be found on the Tango Seekers website. Text: 202-617-5799



Eva Garlez & Pablo Rodriguez

Eva & Pablo Instructors

Eva and Pablo are internationally recognized Argentine Tango teachers who belong to the New Guard of Milongueros. Young and full of enthusiasm, they use the embrace as a means of musical expression. Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina they have chosen Albuquerque as home-base after having traveled throughout the U.S. in recent years, giving seminars and performances. They combine an extraordinary ability to explain the basic mechanics of danceable tango, and from there build a very personal dance for each student. Contact: Email or 505-313-5316

Attention early arrivals:  You are invited to join Eva and Pablo at their Road Runner Practica on Thursday, August 29, 8:30-10:30pm at Las Puertas. $5.



Liz Haight

Liz Haight Sadly, we just received news on Thursday that Liz will be unable to attend this year’s event.
has been dancing Argentine tango since 1998 and teaching tango since 2002. She has studied extensively with Ricardo Vidort, Alicia Pons, and Osvaldo & Coca Cartery. Liz now works full-time teaching Milonguero-style Argentine tango privately, in group classes, and at festivals. Liz also hosts her own monthly milonga, and hosts encuentros at her studio and elsewhere in Santa Fe. Website




Christopher Nassopoulos & Caroline Peattie

Christopher And Caroline Christopher and Caroline have been dancing and teaching Argentine tango for roughly 47 years between them. Partners in tango and in life, they have been teaching tango together for twenty years and bring inspiration as a successful and respected “dancing couple.” They are highly skilled social dancers who incorporate diverse backgrounds of movement and training. Since both can lead and follow in any crowded or complex situation, they are well-qualified to offer a unified message and balanced information on both the responsibilities and delights of the respective roles of tango. 

While Christopher and Caroline are noted close-embrace dancers, they do not define “tango style” by one’s embrace. Instead they define style on quality of musicality, movement, and connection. In support of these ideas, their classes, are rigorously geared toward navigation skills; breath, relaxation, and connection; injury recovery and prevention; and nuanced musicality and increased awareness of how the music drives one’s walking. Caroline and Christopher’s insights and keen eyes for fundamental details give students accessible and applicable tools for social dancing and tango community building.

Private lessons are $90/hour for one teacher, $130 for both. Contact: Email or 415-860-1016