2018 Teachers, DJs, Venue,

Band, and Vendors

World-Class teachers with backgrounds rooted in Argentina, an unbelievable venue, a phenomenal live tango band, exciting DJs, and great vendors are all features of the Third  Louisville Tango Festival.

Private Lessons: To check availability and payment details, click on the teachers' Learn More link. NOTE: Private Lessons must now be scheduled directly with the teacher at the festival. Do NOT use the booking link on the teacher page to book a lesson after May 31. It will NOT be scheduled.

Alicia Pons
Alicia is an elegant and accomplished dancer with refined technique and distinctive personality. Her ability to imbue the role of the woman with verve and style has made her one of the most sought after female partners in Buenos Aires milongas. She wows her tango partners here in Louisville when she visits.
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Guadalupe Garcia & Junior Cervila
Junior and Guadalupe return for the second time to our Festival. They are internationally respected performers, teachers, and choreographers. Their dance biographies include performances with Julio Iglesias, Daniel Barenboim, Juan Carlos Copes, and many others, and they have performed on Broadway, famous stages in Buenos Aires, and in concert halls the world over. 
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Daniela Roig & Hernan Prieto​
Daniela & Hernan return to Louisville for their third year! They have been teaching and performing tango for more than 10 years. They were part of the exclusive staff of La Viruta (the most famous milonga in Buenos Aires), working together with some of the most well known Maestros.  As a result of these incredible and diverse experiences, they have developed their own unique style, which expresses their joy, appreciation, and true love for the tango. -  
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Diego Santana

Diego's creativity, extraordinary musicality and interpretation has lead him to become recognized as one of the great Uruguayan Tango exponents. His style shows an indescribable mix of both Traditional and Nuevo Tango. Diego is famous on the floor for his ingenious interpretation of the Milonga genre.  Learn More

Christy Byers & Andy Blair
Christy and Andy started Louisville's Argentine Tango Society over 18 years ago, and the local tango community continues to thrive, not only at 
Blair's Ballroom, but throughout Louisville's dance studios and venues. Andy and Christy are both accomplished teachers with years of accolades, awards, and a studio of championship dance students.  Learn more

Juliana Grossi

Juliana returns for the third year to the Louisville Tango Festival after an electric and passionate performance at our first festival. Don't miss her class on traditional folkloric dance!  Learn More


The Seelbach Hilton

Louisville's Grand Hotel, The Seelbach Hilton, is an elegant venue historic links to the past and modern amenities. All Festival events will take place at the hotel.  Learn more

Band & DJs

​Cuarteto Tanguero

Through their innovative look at classic tango artists and recordings, the members of Cuarteto Tanguero bring traditional tango to new audiences. With every recording and performance, they reach more listeners and inspire them to look at tango in new ways. Learn More

Rodrigo Saraibe, DJ Charrua Tango

Rodrigo has been working as a sound engineer, DJ, and stage manager since 1995, and has ample experience as a promoter of rock and Tango events and stage in Buenos Aires. As a native Uruguayan, Rodrigo began discovering his origins by exploring tango music. His passion for Tango music has lead him to acquire an extensively impressive collection of music. Rodrigo will also be presenting a DJ workshop during the Festival Learn More

DJ ​Hernan Prieto 
Hernan is in high-demand for festivals and tango marathons. Born in Buenos Aires amongst great deejays and dancers, he learned to replicate the Buenos Aires feeling in his milongas. He is very well renowned for the energy he gives when he deejays, becoming one of the highest rated deejays in North America.
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DJ Diego Santana 

Diego Santana strives to take dancers for a ride in which they experience moods from upbeat and fast to smooth or even sentimental and nostalgic. Diego plays a mix of traditional, nuevo, and alternative tango songs. He strongly believes that having a wide variety of music, with something for everyone, keeps dancers happy, inspired, and open to endless and exciting possibilities on the dance floor.  Learn More

DJ Dean Baumann
Dean first started dancing Ballroom and Swing in 1999 after his older brother recommended he try it. Three years later he went through DVIDA Instructor training in San Francisco where he learned Argentine Tango and became a staff instructor & DJ for the Metronome Ballroom. He DJs for milongas and festivals across the country.   
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If you would like to become a vendor for the Festival, please Contact Us

Raquel Tango Shoes, by Diego Santana
     The Finest Handmade Tango Shoes - Learn More

Mussa Collection

     Unique clothing and imported shoes - Learn More

Soft Chocolates

     Tango clothes for women -  Learn More

Yana Elder

     Hair Stylist - Learn More

The Silver Lady

     Unique Imported Jewelry - Learn More

In Style

     Apparel for Men - Learn More

Advanced Massage Therapeutics

     Massage services offered onsite - Learn More

Mr Tango Shoes

     Handmade tango shoes - Learn More

​Vendors will be listed as they are confirmed. 

2018 Pictures will soon be posted

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