Ney Melo & Jennifer Bratt Come To Tucson Sept 17-19th

Ney Melo and Jennifer Bratt

Ney Melo and Jennifer Bratt

Ney Melo and Jennifer Bratt Straight From Miami/Buenos Aires

World-renowned tango dancers and teachers Ney Melo & Jennifer Bratt started in the New York City and Buenos Aires tango scenes, learning from the old milongueros and dancing every night in the milongas. They went on to teach and guide young dancers in the art of Villa Urquiza style Tango in 2003. In 2007, they relocated to the West Coast and opened their studio “TangoVida San Francisco” on 1120 Pacific Street in San Francisco. After three marvelous years there, they moved to South Beach and opened “TangoVida Miami” in 2010.

Ney and Jennifer are dedicated to inspiring students to dance tango with feeling, musicality, cadencia, and connection – the way it is danced in Buenos Aires. The atmosphere in their classes is relaxed, personable and lively, and they place equal emphasis on the lady’s role as the man’s. Technique and the essence of tango, both fundamental to dancing well, are stressed in whatever step is being shown. Their instruction is highly respected and sought out by beginning and advanced dancers, as well as other teachers and choreographers.

In addition to running TangoVida, Ney and Jennifer have been busy touring the world. They regularly teach and perform in Poland, Singapore, Malaysia, Romania, Slovenia, Australia, and New Zealand as well as extensively all over North America. They are also the invited maestros at the 2010 Firenze Tango Festival in Italy and the 2010 Toronto Tango Festival in Canada.

What is Villa Urquiza style Tango?

Go here to read an interview on this very subject with Ney Melo: Interview

For more information on Ney and Jennifer’s Tango Studio, go to

Workshop Schedule

LOCATION: All milongas and classes will take place at the:
Sheraton Hotel and Suites
5151 East Grant Rd
Tucson, AZ

These workshops are not for absolute beginners. Classes will be designated a level. However, keep in mind that Ney and Jennifer have designed this workshop to build on itself. Meaning that what happens in the first class is very pertinent to what happens in the last class. Attending from the beginning will enable you to move through each level with a degree of progression. If unsure of your level, our Thursday night Beginning/Intermediate classes will be to prepare you to attend these workshops. All levels are welcome to attend Jennifer’s famous Ladies Technique class.

Please check back as we will continue to post updates as they happen.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Location: Oasis Room

7:00-8:30pm: Embrace and Walk – All Levels

8:30-Late: Milonga with DJ Barry Gillaspie

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Location: Catalina Ballroom

1:00-2:30pm: Musicality and Rhythm – All Levels

3:00-4:30pm: Classic Steps for the Social Dance Floor – All Levels


DJ Derrick Del Pilar and performances by Ney and Jennifer
7:30pm-9:00pm: Ladies Technique and Embellishments Bootcamp
9:00pm to 1:00am: Milonga

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Location: Catalina Ballroom

12:00-1:30pm: Milonga con Traspie – Int/Adv

2:00-3:30pm: Dancing “La Variacion” – Int/Adv


FULL PASS @ $195: Includes all 5 classes, Ladies Technique Bootcamp and 2 milongas

5 CLASS PASS @ $175: 5 classes plus milongas. Does not include Ladies Bootcamp


Full-Time Student rate is available: Please contact us by using the Contact Form or call 520-468-5536 for details.


Privates are sold out!!!

Attending from out of town?

We highly recommend the Sheraton Hotel and Suites which is also the location of the entire workshop.

The Sheraton is sold out of rooms. But there is a great venue across the street and they have offered rooms starting at $45.00
Extended Stay America Hotel Tucson
5050 East Grant Road
Tucson, AZ 85712
(520) 795-9510
Map Here
Sheraton Hotel & Suites
5151 East Grant Road
Tucson, AZ 85712

The Sheraton is a lovely hotel with a wonderful staff and a highly rated restaurant, Fire and Spice. The management of the Sheraton have been and continue to be extremely supportive of the Tucson Tango community and we are excited to be collaborating with them on a variety of on-going events.