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Melina & Detlef

… dance, teach and promote argentine tango worldwide.

Stylistically, they are at home the traditional tango de salón – social tango – as it is danced in Buenos Aires and which they interpret in a very personal and modern way. Their dance captivates through its intimate embrace, playful musicality and an almost puristic elegance: a harmonic interplay of two equal partners without superficial effect. Thus, their tango is newly created in every single moment, and does not just express the music, but genuine feeling.

At the core of their lessons, which are always geared towards improvisational capability, are intensive body work and analysis of tango´s musical and movement-related structures. But analytical understanding is just a means to concentrate better on the essential: developing one´s own style and relishing the embrace in unison with the music.

Detlef and Melina started teaching tango in 2001. They live in Saarbrücken, Germany in direct vicinity to France and Luxembourg, but have mostly been traveling since 2006. Their dedication, professionalism and unique teaching concept have set standards wherever they visit. Melina and Detlef teach and perform internationally wherever people want to tango with sense and sensitivity.

In 2015, they published a comprehensive Book + DVD to make their philosophy and concepts available to an even wider public. Find all information about and buy it here.

Melina and Detlef have been organising tango events since 2001, mostly in their home region, but also by supporting others in their activities all over Europe. In 2004, they co-founded the Tangokombinat that offers highest quality events for close-embrace dancers. By these activities, Detlef and Melina have contributed immensely to the development of Encuentros and Festivalitos Milongueros. Their Tango is truly international.

You can also find Detlef and Melina on Tangopartner. They have been supporting the work of this dedicated team of young dancers from the start and hope to meet you there too.