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Ney Melo

Ney Melo is an internationally renowned Argentine Tango teacher known for his innovative teaching methods and passion for teaching. He has had a successful career teaching Argentine tango workshops in different cities around the world since 2004. His instruction is sought out by beginning and advanced dancers, as well as other teachers and choreographers from all over the world. In 2020, Ney will be the maestro at the Tucson Tango Festival and will be teaching tango workshops in Dubai.

Ney was born and raised in New York City and received a scholarship to the prestigious Regis High School in Manhattan. He then attended Binghamton University and graduated with a degree in Accounting. A career on Wall Street followed with stints at Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers. After the events of 9/11, Ney left Wall Street to find something that would fulfill him and this led him to Argentine Tango and he moved to Buenos Aires. His story has been featured on Yahoo! News, the NY Times, and many other news publications and podcasts.

Ney’s tango performances (which are always improvised) are some of the most searched and discussed on YouTube. He has been credited with “bringing excitement into the learning of tango”.

Ney believes that Argentine Tango is the greatest partner dance that was ever invented and he believes in it’s power to connect people not just to each other but to themselves. The atmosphere in his classes is relaxed, personable and lively, and he places equal emphasis on the lady’s role as well as the man’s.  Ney is dedicated to inspiring students to dance tango with feeling, musicality, Cadencia, and connection – the way it is danced in Buenos Aires.

Dance Vision
National Championships Workshops

December 2, 2022

  • Professional Workshops are open to Certified Dance Vision Instructors & Examiners.
  • Student/Amateur Workshops are open to everyone, no membership required.
  • Classes are free if registered to compete at Dance Vision National Championships.
  • Classes are $35 each if you are not registered to compete at Dance Vision National Championships.
  • 9-9:45AM  |  Professional Meetings   
  • 10:00AM  |  Michael Mead & Toni Redpath  |  The Dance Vision Smooth Syllabus
  • 11:00AM Nazar Norov  |  The Dance Vision Rhythm Syllabus
  • 12:00PM  |  Peter Perzhu  |  Communication and the Basic Principles of 3 W’s: What? Where? When? (Smooth Technique) 
  • 12:00PM  |  David Elkin  |  We Are Better Together: Partners for Success (Business Meeting)
  • 1:00PM  |   Ilya Rezin  |  Let’s Talk About that Standing Leg (Rhythm Technique)
  • 1:00PM  |  Babette Brown & Esther Frances  |  TBD (Business Meeting)
  • 2:00PM  |  Heather Smith  |  How to Increase Flexibility, Freedom, and Space in Your Movement (Ballroom Technique)
  • 2:00PM  |  John DePalma  |   TBD (Business Meeting)
  • 3:00PM  |  Donald Johnson  |   Your Driving Force: Using Your Center as an Engine (Latin Technique)
  • 4:00PM  |  Lori Woods-Gay  |  Dance Vision Professional Exams
  • 5:00PM  |  Slawek Sochacki & Marzena Stachura  |  TBD (Smooth Technique)
  • 10:00AM Nazar Norov  |  The Dance Vision Rhythm Syllabus
  • 11:00AM  |  Michael Mead & Toni Redpath  |  The Dance Vision Smooth Syllabus
  • 12:00PM  |  Donald Johnson  |  Developing Your Musicality With Weight Change (Latin Technique) 
  • 1:00PM  |  Timothy & Michelle Mason  | TBD (Ballroom Technique)
  • 2:00PM  |  Ilya Reyzin  |  Movement versus Positions (Rhythm Technique)
  • 3:00PM  |  Slawek Sochacki & Marzena Stachura  |   TBD (Smooth Technique)
  • 4:00PM  |  Nazar Norov  | Using Your Arms to Tell a Story: How to use Your Arms and Hands to Express Yourself in Figures (Rhythm Technique)
  • 5:00PM  |  Peter Perzhu  |  TBD (Smooth Technique)