Michelle Lamb & Brian Nguyen - Jan. 10-12, 2020

Five workshops, two milongas, advanced couples workshop, private lessons, potluck and lots of fun!

Thursday, January 9th
Private lessons available Thursday afternoon!
6:30 - 8:30 pm - Special Workshop: Dancing on Different Rhythms.
Training for advanced couples.
Attendees will work intensively with a partner.
$75 fee per couple - (Not part of the weekend workshop package.)
Space is restricted to 10 couples. Please contact Patrick to reserve a place.

Friday, January 10th

Private lessons available Friday afternoon!
7:00 - 8:30 pm - Workshop 1 - Embrace & Connection - Exercises to help you find balance in the multi-directional hug.
9:00 - 12:00 - Opening milonga. 80/20 (Trad/Alt)
Saturday, January 11th
1:30 - 3:00 pm - Workshop 2 - Interesting syncopatons in classic figures.
3:30 - 5:00 pm - Workshop 3 - Sacada combinations for leaders and followers.
8:00 - 9:00 pm - Introductory class taught by local instructors.
9:00 - 2:00 pm - Grand Milonga. (90/10 (Trad/Alt) earlier - 70/30 later) 
Sunday, January 12th
1:30 - 3:00 pm - Workshop 4 - Paradas and Barridas for the social dance floor.
3:30 - 5:00 pm - Workshop 5 - Enrosques for leaders and followers.
6:30 - Potluck BBQ - farewell dinner.
Location: Carol's House: 2333 S 10th St W
Can you volunteer during the weekend, help set-up, clean-up or register folks or want to bring food for the Potluck? 

Private sessions with Michelle or Brian are available on a first come, first serve basis.
Michelle charges $100 for 1 hour.
Brian charges $115 for 1 hour. 
Both Brian and Michelle: $150 for 1 hour.
Semi privates: (2 couples+) $40/person/hr/1 instructor or $50/person/hr/2 instructors
Contact Patrick For privates.

All events except otherwise noted are at the DDC - 121 W. Main, Missoula - See Map. 



Online Registration is closed. See you tonight!.

Whole workshop  - $140
Does not include Thursday Couples workshop.


Whole workshop, Student  - $110
Must show current I.D. at registration
Does not include Thursday Couples workshop.

Training for Advanced Couples - $75 (Per couple.)


Individual Class - $25 .

Individual Class -  Student rate - $15
Must show current I.D. at registration

Individual Milonga - $12 .

Milonga - Student rate - $8
Must show current I.D. at registration




Housing options
If you are needing a place to stay in Missoula during the workshop, we have some people volunteering their homes. Contact Patrick.
Can you offer an out of town guest a place to stay? Contact Patrick.


Michelle Lamb is a talented, trained, and accomplished life-long dancer. She started dancing at the San Francisco School of Ballet at age 6 and has participated in jazz, modern, competitive ballroom, flamenco, hula and theatre dance. She has also choreographed off-Broadway and other productions. She has danced socially, taught, and performed tango extensively throughout Europe and North America, and hosts a weekely milonga in New York City. With this diverse movement background, Michelle is unusually skilled in improving core movement patterns, leading to more comfort, range of movement, and expressiveness.

Michelle is world-class in her ability to physically adapt to a huge variety of partners, bringing out the best in all of her partners while maintaining characteristic elegance and personal expressiveness. Michelle finds great freedom in the follower’s role and these workshops will help everyone discover more freedom and expressiveness in both roles. 

Finally, Michelle is down-to-earth, silly, and approachable - you will love her!

Brian Nguyen - For many years Brian has been an aspiring tango teacher and leader in the Los Angeles tango community.  His background in various dance forms along with his passion for learning equips him with unorthodox strategies for the most avid tango students. He is most noted for his unique understanding and imagery for the foundations of tango. Brian loves to work with students who are dedicated to the nuances of technique and grace in a partnered dance.  Brian and his former partner Yuliana are the only couple to win two Tango Salon US Championships (2010 & 2011) and to make the finals at the Mundial World Championship in Buenos Aires 4 years in a row! They are also the only US couple to ever place at Tango World Championship by taking home the bronze medal in Salon category in 2011.

Together with Yuliana, he has taught and performed in several festivals and milongas in the US and around the world, including events such as El Congreso in Toronto, Tijuana Tango Festival, San Diego Tango Festival, Fire & Ice Festival in Ann Arbor, Tucson Tango Festival in Tucson, Valentango in Portland, Tango Mundo Festival in Palm Springs, Mercury Cafe in Denver and La Nacional, Ukraine, and Nocturne Milongas in NYC as well as famous theaters in LA such as Nokia theatre, Wilshire Ebell theatre, Florentine Gardens and many high-end banquet halls in USA, Canada, and Mexico. Including cities such as Sacramento, San Francisco, Palo Alto, Stanford, Santa Barbara and other cities in USA they have taught at several schools and tango clubs in LA such as Oxygen Tango School, Tango Room, Caltech Tango Club, Stanford Tango Club, Latin Dance Pro Salsa School to name a few.