About Us : Michele & Andrew

Michele & Andrew are Tango West's principal Directors and Teachers. Between them, they have 40 years of experience and have the reputation of providing a very solid foundation in the basic principles of Argentine Tango in Bristol and in nurturing a friendly and supportive  atmosphere, conducive to systematic and progressive learning. Their inspiration is the social dancing of the great Milongueros of Buenos Aires, whose style of dancing is rarely taught outside of Argentina.

Andrew and Michele are very experienced Traditional Tango DJs, with around 30 years experience between them, having DJ'd at over 400 Milongas in Bristol and elsewhere. Their DJ style has evolved over time, from a more eclectic approach in the early years, to a solidly Traditional one now. They were amongst a few pioneers in the UK who set the standard of arranging the music in Tandas, and using curtain music in between.
They are available to DJ at your Tango event if you wish.

Andrew & Michele dance to Tanturi:


Michele & Andrew have studied extensively in the UK, Europe and Buenos Aires with maestros including the following :

Nestor & Patricia Ray,         Ricardo Vidort,      Eduardo Arquimbau     
Stefan & Komala,      Eric Jeurrissen,     Diego Riemer & Mecha,   
Leandro Palou & Andrea Misse,    Stella Barba,    Biljana Lipic,
Eduardo Bozzo (who we originally brought to Bristol)    Christine Denniston,  
Thierry le Coq & Veronique Bouscasse,     Fernando Galera & Vilma Vega,
Yvonne Meissner & Eduardo Aguirre,    Diormar Giraldo & Mina      
Cesar Velasquez,      Paul Lange & Michiko Okazaki,    Mike Lavocah,         
Alison ValĂ© & Clo de Castro,    Augusto Balizano.  
Andreas Wichter,    Melina & Detlef.   Gustavo & Maria,  Monica Paz,   Silvia Ceriani
We have also hosted Tango legend Milena Plebs with David Palou And Demian Garcia and Lautaro Cancela


Andrew & Michele