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Dance Hosts!!! Yes!! Of course!!

We want our lady dancers to have happy feet. Tango at Sea wants to see you on board to enjoy the fun!!  We encourage ladies to invite male dancers to book to give Tango at Sea a good gender balance.  Thank you ladies for seeking male dance partners.


FRANCESCO "EL ACTOR"
 

Dance Host

Francesco "El Actor" was born in Italy and now resides in Switzerland.

I have been a tango protagonist for 20 years of my life; providing tango music for dancers throughout Europe and various countries. Tango at Sea invited El Actor to be our DJ the night before sailing in October 2012 in Varazze, Italy.  El Actor provides great traditional tango music and is also a great dancer giving the tango dance experience one that women will remember for a long time.  El Actor joined Tango at Sea in 2016 and again in February 2018.  We will enjoy his music again on our next two cruises; stay tuned.  He is listed here as he will also serve as a special dancer for our women and to provide additional photos for your review.

This is how Massimo di Marco, the tango writer, describes me: Francesco Tagliabue, well known in tango circles, puts the tanda together in a harmonious way, bringing together tangos from the same root but which cannot be confused with each other-this is why it's such a pleasure to listen to him. The music is imbued with a "porteno" tone which inspires the imagination and induces the couple to intense interpretations. Female tango dancers appreciate his sensitivity and this is why he is in such demand at Milongas internationally.

For my complete story: http://francescoelactor.com/english

Meet FRANCESCO "EL ACTOR" on CUBA - Jamaica - Cayman Is - Bahamas


ANDREA GASPERINI
 

Dance Host

EL POPUL CASTELLO

In Argentine Tango in Europe and Argentina, Andrea is known as “el Popul Castello” with over 15 years of experience as a Disc Jockey having played at some of the great salons in Europe and Argentina.  His Masters and Professional references include Felix Picherna, Mario Orlando and Damian Boggio.

His style starts from a thorough knowledge of classical orchestras and singers of the golden era of Argentine Tango and musical selections comes from these two basic elements: the best music “to dance” and the management of the “energy” of the night.

Every night is different and the experience accumulated over the years allows me to adapt to the environment (Tango Alternative, Cortinas of danceable music, theme selection).  My personal artistic journey makes me comfortable to “present” events and to “acting” during the evening as needed.

At Festivals in Europe I have given my course in Musicalizador: History and Peculiarity of Classical and Contemporary Orchestras and Singers; Management of Milongas Playlist; Secrets and “tricks” of the Best DJs.

I have danced tango since 1998 and have taught since 2002 and am the director in collaboration with Veronica Lorenzoni of the “Puro Tango” School, one of the most structured and dynamic academies of Argentine Tango in Northern Italy and am active in the area of Imola, Bologna and Ravenna, Italy.

Francesco “El Actor” recommended Andrea for our next two tours.  Tango at Sea welcomes Andrea and we look forward to great cruises with great dancing for all our world-wide guests.  He will be available to those who would enjoy private instruction.

Read more about Andrea at http://www.scuolapurotango.it/romagna/images/curriculumeng.pdf


OZ
 

Dance Host

I love Argentine Tango so much that I dance nothing else but Argentine Tango, it is my specialty and passion. My love for Argentine Tango started when I was listening to Bahia Blanca by Carlos Di Sarli. The music drew me in. It touches and moves my soul and then my body.

To me Argentine Tango is a life long journey and I feel like I have just taken "My First Step' of a "Thousand Mile Journey."  So far it has been fun filled, exciting and rewarding.  It has taken me from my very first Tango Lesson where I was very clumsy, awkward and shy, up to performing on stage for audiences of up to several hundred people in clubs, schools and on a cruise ship.

My first Milonga was in Buenos Aires in 2007. It was an exciting, nerve-shattering, fun and challenging event for me. But, it really helped my Tango. I continue to improve every element of my Tango by taking lessons everywhere, and by practicing my lessons at home, studios and going to milongas. I dance to please my partner and to make it as safe, fun and exciting as I can for her. I "custom design" my choreography to suit my partner's style, abilities and expressions while maintaining a close awareness of the inspiring music and the floor movement.

I enjoy playing squash, tennis, paddle tennis and working out, and currently reside in Northern California where there is a large Argentine Tango community which continues to grow every day.  Oz has toured on 8 cruises with Tango at Sea.

Meet OZ on CUBA - Jamaica - Cayman Is - Bahamas


DJ STEVE BRADY
 

Dance Host

A piano technician by profession, Steve Brady has studied music theory and music history at the University of Washington. He has authored two books, A Piano Technician's Guide to Field Repairs, in 1999, and Under the Lid: The Art and Craft of the Concert Piano Technician in 2008. An avid pianist and tanguero, Steve is the pianist for Seattle Tango Jam ensemble, and he has danced tango around the globe, including Ackland, Milan, Quito, Rio de Janeiro, and, of course, Buenos Aires. He began as a DJ in Aspen, Colorado, and now regularly serves as DJ in Seattle at Milonga China Harbor, Milonga Cachirulo, Bohemian Rhapsody Milonga, La Milonga at Club Sur, and Century Ballroom, as well as the Milongas in Bellingham and Port Townsend.

Tango at Sea is pleased to bring Steve on board as our DJ for our Caribbean tour beginning on February 25, 2018 for 11 nights of great Traditional Tango Tunes.

Meet DJ STEVE BRADY on CUBA - Jamaica - Cayman Is - Bahamas

 

What they're saying about us...

I was excited to join Tango at Sea as Argentine Tango is so important to me.  The journey to arrive was an adventure traveling on the Italian Rails.  What a wonderful experience to dance on an 11 night cruise; I will have cherished memories for a life time.  The Mediterranean Sea cruise in 2011 was ten times more fun than one could imagine.  Thank you Diana!!

Gus
Argentina