Instructors and Private Lessons

2024 Instructors

These talented Milonguero Style Instructors will be available to offer their insights during our 2024 Saturday Afternoon Practica. Instructors will also be available for private lessons during the 2024 encuentro. Please contact the instructors directly to schedule.

Barbara Durr

Barbara 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 the Atlanta, Portland, and San Diego Tango Festivals of the early 2000s. Barbara organized the original U.S. tours for Susana Miller, Cacho Dante, and Alicia Pons. Barbara now resides and teaches in Asheville, NC. Text: 202-617-5799




Caroline Peattie &

Christopher Nassopoulos

Caroline and Christopher have been dancing, teaching, and DJing Argentine tango for 50+ years between them. They met at a milonga in 1998 and quickly became partners in tango and in life. They dance and teach tango together and bring inspiration as a successful and respected “dancing couple.”  They are highly skilled social dancers who incorporate diverse backgrounds of movement, training and teaching. Caroline and Christopher dance close-embrace, focusing on quality of musicality, movement, and connection. Both lead and follow, and their insights and keen eyes give students tools for social dancing and community-building. Call or text: 415-860-1016



Graham Stanford

Graham started dancing in 2005 and suffered with it until 2016 when he returned to Argentina to immerse in social Argentine Tango. He studied with some great milongueras and milongueros and spent months in the milongas and practicas of Buenos Aires. He was invited to move to Albuquerque in 2023 by Lee Blaugrund. Puerta al Tango opened in Las Puertas January 12, 2023 and it has been an awesome and lovely experience, growth and sense of community ever since. Email | Text: 610-462-6392



Liz Haight

Liz 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 owns Two Moon Tango, a studio in rural Santa Fe, dedicated exclusively to preserving Milonguero Style tango. Liz taught in festivals prior to the development of the Encuentros in North America in 2010, and has taught in all the Labor Day Albuquerque Encuentros and at the Salida Encuentros at Casa Tango since 2011. Liz has organized monthly milongas since 2001 in Santa Fe and at Two Moon since 2010, where she teaches local students and visitors who fly in for intensive study. She also teaches weekend workshops nationally. Liz was one of the original members of the Siempre Milonguero group, seeding the renaissance of North American encuentros. Text: 505-699-0106