Melina Brufman & Sergio Diaz – Tango Workshops, March 21 & 22

 Melina Brufman & Sergio Diaz at Dardo Galletto Studios

Tango Workshop, Sat March 21 & Sun March 22

Private Lessons: March, 14 – 25.

Discounts Available on Special Packages. Email us!


                          Workshops Rates: 1 Workshop $40 in adv or $45 at the door

                                                              2 Workshops $75 in adv or $80 at the door

                                                              3 Workshops $105 in adv or $110 at the door

                                                              4 Workshops $125 or $130 at the door


Melina Brufman stands out for her remarkable work in the most important venues on the world such as Schubert Theater on Broadway, Kodak Theater in LosAngeles,The Jackie Gleason in Miami, Teresa Carreño in Caracas, Saddler´s Wells in London, Sistina of Rome, Casino Theatre in Paris, just to name a few.

Her passage through the most important Argentinean Tango Musicals such as “Tanguera” or “Forever Tango” gave her the opportunity of trying different styles, enrich her versatility as interpreter and develop a scenic criterion that at present reflects her many choreographic creations. As choreographic director she had been in charge of creating and dancing in several tango shows such as “Tango Elemento”, “Duas Beiras”, “Tango Encoded Episodes” which has been shown in USA, Europe and Argentina.

She had the main feminine role in “Eternamente Tango”, a show that performed every night in buenos aires from 2007 to 2009, where she had worked also as resident choreographer. From 2006 to 2010 she was part of the renowned company “Otango”, and form 2011 to 2013 she integrated “M¡ilonga”, a tango creation by the great contemporary artist Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. In 2014 she was responsible for the choreographies on the movie “Un Tango Mas” directed by German Kral.

Her particular style represents a trademark which distinguishes her as exponent of the dramatic possibilities of the Argentinean tango. As teacher she have participated in several festivals all around the world: “TangoMagic” in Amsterdam, “Oster Tango” in Basel, Berlin Tango Festival, Chicago Tango Week, Smith Tango Festival in L.A, NJ Tango Festival, Nora’s Tango Week in San Francisco, Baltimore TangoElement, Cosmotango in BA, MisterioTango in BA, ZuccaTango Festival in Milano. She is part of the official selected jury for the Tango World Championship in BA since 2005 to the date.

Sergio Diaz, dancer and choreographer has distinguished himself professionally by both his tenacity and discipline as an artist. Sergio’s performances have been featured in some of Buenos Aires’ most renowned tango shows including Madero Tango, La Ventana, Tango Rojo, and Esquina Homero Manzi among several others.

His choreographic experiences entails his work in the tango spectacular “Tango Balvanera” in Buenos Aires from 2005 until 2012 as assistant director and choreographer, and his participation in the choreographic creation from the movie “Un Tango Mas” directed by German Kral in 2014.

Sergio’s dance experience includes being casted in Mora Godoy’s tango musicales “Milonguera” y “Tango Emotion,” and touring worldwide with the company “Tango Lovers” which showed at prestigious theatres such as The National Center of Performing Arts in China, The International House of Music in Moscow, Russia, Broward center for the performing arts in Miami, Florida, The Jackie Gleason in Miami, Florida, among others.

As a maestro of tango Sergio’s focus has been the creation and investigation of new forms in how to convey the tango. He was part of the staff of maestros for the school of Mora Godoy from 2007 to 2013, and was in charge of the school’s curriculum from 2010 to 2013. Sergio was invited as one of the guest teachers to the CITA Tango Festival and the Buenos Aires Tango Festival. In 2014 he formed part of the official selected jury for the Tango World Championship in Buenos Aires.


Mariana Parma & Omar Lagos: Milonga Workshop! Sat, Dec 20


Welcome Mariana Parma & Omar Lagos to Dardo Galletto Studios!

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Mariana Parma and Omar Lagos Bios:

Co- founders of Queens Tango Academy and 2008 USA Tango Champions,  Mariana Parma is an acclaimed performer, instructor, and choreographer in Argentine Tango and Salsa.  Omar Lagos is one of the most sensitive and stylish salon dancers in the New York Argentine Tango scene. Together, they emphasize the importance of the embrace, elegance in the walk and musicality in their teaching methods while creating a positive atmosphere for learning and having fun.  These are the fine traits that defines their dance and teaching methods, which makes them sought – after instructors and Argentine Tango Dancers.














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Save the Date: Tango Masters Gabriel Misse & Analia Centurion, 18 hrs TANGO SEMINAR, Nov 7 – 16

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Argentine Tango Masters Gabriel Misse & Analia Centurion return one more time to Dardo Galletto Studios with an Intensive Argentine Tango Seminar. Designed to improve technique, build sequences and develop Argentine tango culture and music appreciation, students can sign up for all 18 hours (full package), 9 hours (half package) or walk-in each day. Created through Gabriel’s and Analia’s own training, vast knowledge and expertise, this seminar was constructed to help dancers or all levels and experience become the best tango dancers they can be.

“As for Mr. Missé, I know of no dancer today of whom people – rightly – speak with such affectionate awe. He’s the Mikhail Baryshnikov of tango, sweet and miraculous.” Alastair Macaulay, NY Times. Sept 26, 2013

Students who attended the previous seminar in August receive a special discount! No exceptions.  Email us!


Sat, Nov 8: Milonga with DJ Misse @ 9:00pm – 2:00am. Adm: $15

Fri, Nov 14: Milonga with DJ Misse @ 10:00pm – 2:00am. Adm: $15


OPEN LEVEL Each Seminar includes a 15 min break.

No partner necessary. Walk-ins welcome

Friday November 7,  7:00pm – 10:00pm Seminar #1 (3 hrs)

Saturday November 8,  4:30pm – 7:30pm Seminar #2 (3 hrs)

Sunday November 9,  4:30pm – 7:30pm Seminar #3 (3 hrs)

Friday November 14,  7:00pm – 10:00pm Seminar #4 (3 hrs)

Saturday November 15, 4:30pm – 7:30pm Seminar #5 (3 hrs)

Sunday November 16, 4:30pm – 7:30pm Seminar #6 (3 hrs)

Rate per Seminar: $100 adv/$110 door

Package price: FULL SEMINAR (18 hours): $460 adv/$500 at the door HALF SEMINAR: (9 hours): $240 adv/$255 at the door Any combination is allowed.

Private lessons and Special private lessons package discounts available. To enquire or schedule an appt, email:

Argentine Tango Instructors and Performers – BIOS

Gabriel Misse

Known for his classic style and grace, Missé is one of the greatest tango dancers of our time. Mr. Misse started to dance Tango from the age of six, with Masters such as Antonio Todaro and Pepito Avellaneda and performed with leading artists and musicians like Julian Plaza, Colangelo, Oscar Basil, Alberto Castillo, Roberto Goyeneche, Mariano Mores and Armando Manzanero. He has appeared intango documentaries for National Geographic and on Japanese television. For many years, Missé was part of the Miguel Angel Zotto’s companyTango x 2, the world tour of Una Noche de Tango and has choreographed severl touringtango shows. An accredited judge for the Buenos Aires Metropolitan and World TangoChampionships, Missé has taught and danced in festivals in Europe, Asia, Australia, and North & South America

Analia Centurion

Analia Centurion began studying classical dance at age six and began dancing tango at 16. She has extensive experience dancing and teaching tango in various festivals and workshops in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. She has been a member of Mora Godoy and Juan Carlos Copes companies and performed in Cacho Castaña, the House Dinner Show, Piazzolla Tango, La Ventana, Madero Tango, Boca Tango and Tango Complex. From 2001-2005, Analia was a director and choreographer of the Fusion Tango Buenos Aires’ junior company and has been a judge for the World Tango Championship. Currently, she is the director of “Belgrano 333”, a tango studio in Chacabuco province of Buenos Aires.

October with Tango Masters Leandro Oliver & Laila Rezk, Oct 1 – 20

Tango workshops with the wonderful Leandro Oliver & Laila Rezk!

October 1 – 20

As one of Argentine’s leading tango couples today and stars from the highly acclaimed Una Noche de Tango and Tango x 2, Leandro Oliver and Laila Rezk are a gifted and dynamic couple.  With incredibly dynamic energy and exceptional technique, their friendly and vibrant characters are what best exemplifies what it takes to be true ambassadors of Argentine tango.

Their clear command of their teaching syllabus and the quality and clarity of their choreographic skills during performances are at the foundation of their artistic skills and talents.

As dancers, teachers and choreographers, Leandro and Leila have trained with the most renowned Maestros: Juan Carlos Copes, Osvaldo and Miguel Angel Zotto, Carlos Coppello, Guillermina Quiroga and Graciela Gonzales amongst others.