2016 World Tango Salon Champions, Melisa Sacchi and Cristina Palomo, took their expertise from the heart of Argentina to Hudson Dance Studio in Edgewater, New Jersey, when they attended the studio to educate and inspire local Bergen County Tango dancers to grow their passion for dancing and the authentic movements of Argentine Tango.
The Annual World Tango Championship and Festival is an international gathering of the finest dancers in Buenos Aires, the global tango hotspot, which is the birthplace of the popular dance that originated in the city’s working class ports at the turn of the 19th century. This highly regarded event is held in front of an international audience with a stoic panel of Tango judges who keep a sharp eye on every authentic move.
Melisa Sacchi and Cristian Palomo are dedicated to holding true to the art and authenticity of Argentine Tango. Melisa trained in ballet as a young child and eventually began dancing Tango in 2001. She has spent time under the guidance of many instructors, Milongueros and choreographers. Then in 2007, she was selected to enter the Academia de Estilos de Tango Argentino (ACETA). Cristian’s love of dance started in 1999 in the ballet folclorico. Coming from a family of folkloric dancers, it was destiny that Cristina would uphold his family’s love of dance and he began dancing Tango in 2003 at the National Institute of Art (IUNA).
Melisa and Cristian met while dancing D’Arienzo at a Milonga in San Telmo. They joined the Jesus Velazquaz Tango company and went on to teach, and perform in shows and milongas in Buenos Aires. They won the Metropolitan Tango Championship in 2015 and placed FIRST in the World Championship in the Salon category in 2016.
It’s not a secret that THE place for authentic Argetine Tango Dancing connected directly to the heart of Argentina is at Hudson Dance Studio in Bergen County, New Jersey. People from all over the metropolitan area attend the studio for their countless world class Tango events held all year long under the direction of the studio Artistic Director, Jevgeni Davidov, 2014 and 2018 US Tango Finalist.
To find out more about all the latest events coming straight from Argentina to the United States, contact Hudson Dance Studio at 201-886-8008 or send us an email on our contact tab! Don’t be surprised if you hear Tango music playing when we pick up the phone!