Did you know that 2-time US Argentine Tango Championship Finalists are part of the dance faculty here at Hudson Dance Studio? That’s right!
Each year, top-notch dancers from all over United States compete at the preliminary Argentine Tango Dance competition, The US Argentine Tango Championship & Festival. They compete in different categories, such as Tango de Pista, Milonga, Senior category, Stage. Finalists in the Salon and Stage categories are officially sent to the semifinals at the Annual World Argentine Tango Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina (Mundial).
Right here in Bergen County, two dancers were practicing passionately and intensely each day in preparation for this national dance festival, and it paid off! Hudson Dance Studio’s Artistic Director, Jevgeni Davidov, and Dance Instructor, Natalia Sidorenco, placed 2nd at the 2018 US Argentine Tango Championship that was held during the Easter weekend in San Francisco, California.
Both of them are passionate about the dance of Argentine Tango, although their paths to this dance were different. Jevgeni has been dancing, teaching and performing Argentine Tango for many years throughout the world, his journey started at the German Theater Dance Academy a decade ago where he was introduced to this dance for the first time. In 2014 he placed 1st in the Stage category with his then student at the US Argentine Tango Championship!
Natalia has been a professional dancer for many years focusing on Jazz, Hip-Hop, Latin, and Ballroom. After moving to the United States from Moldova, she was introduced to the passionate dance of Argentine Tango by Jevgeni Davidov and they began training together only a few months ago at Hudson Dance Studio, Edgewater!
Together, Jevgeni and Natalia represented the world-class instruction that is available in Edgewater New Jersey, right at Hudson Dance Studio. Both teach weekly Tango classes on Wednesday nights and a monthly Masterclass on the first Saturday of the month for intermediate and advanced levels.
We would like to congratulate all finalists, and especially 1st place in Tango Salon and Milonga that went to Carlos Urrego and Maureen Urrego, and 3rd place that went to Daniel Moreno and Amanda Accica-Moreno from Detroit, Michigan.
In the 2018 Stage category, 1st place went to Michael Thomas and Miki Katherine from Las Vegas, Nevada; 2nd place went to Carlos Urrego and Maureen Urrego from Seattle, Washington; and 3rd place went to Lorenzo Lazure and Anna Radzikowska from Los Angeles, California.
Find out more about Jevgeni and Natalia, or dancing in New Jersey at www.hudsondancestudio.com. Want to get inspired about learning Argentine Tango? See instructional videos here: www.hudsondancestudio.com/argentine-tango