Gabriel “El Huracán” & Melanie B. Rose Workshop Weekend – March 10th – 12th, 2017

Breaking News!

The National Tango Weather Service (NTWS) has issued, not a watch nor a warning, but a 100% predictable storm that is coming to town!  Two systems, Hurricane Gabriel and Tropical Storm Mel, have collided in the northern most parts of the continent and have created the perfect storm, heading directly towards the Triangle, picking up speed along the way!  An anomaly in March, this storm is guaranteed to whip up creativity and energy into your dance!  You can run, but you can’t hide, so give up and join us for a deluge of tango fun!

Here is the forecast:

Friday, March 10th

7:00 – 7:30PM  Registration

7:-30 – 9:00PM  Class 1 – Sacadas vs entradas vs planeo vs enganches (Intermediate)

9:30 – 1:00AM  Welcome Milonga

Location: Triangle Dance Studio (Downstairs), 2603 S. Miami Blvd, Durham, NC 27703


Saturday, March 11th

12:00 – 12:30PM  Registration

12:30 – 2:00PM  Class 2 – Mel’s Technique for Followers & Gab’s Musicality Technique for Leaders (All Levels)

2:00 – 2:15PM  Break

2:15 – 3:45PM  Class 3 – Giro : Advanced Concepts (All Levels)

3:45 – 5:00PM Guided Practica

9:00 – 2:00AM Milonga El Huracan with demo (DJ: Gabriel)

Location: Triangle Dance Studio (Back Studio), 2603 S. Miami Blvd, Durham, NC 27703


Sunday, March 12th

12:30 – 1:00PM  Registration

1:00 – 2:30PM  Class 4 – Off axes for the dance floor : how to fly (Intermediate/Advanced)

2:30 – 2:45PM  Break

2:45 – 4:15PM  Class 5 – Sacadas : to the end of the world (Intermediate)

Location: Triangle Dance Studio (Back Studio), 2603 S. Miami Blvd, Durham, NC 27703



Individual Full Pass: $120  (Leaders only)

Couple Full Pass: $230

A la Carte $25 per class


Milongas (Included in Full Passes)

Welcome Milonga (Friday) $10

Milonga El Huracan (Saturday) $15

Click HERE to register.

Interested in private lessons?  Email Cecil Ho at

Questions?  Email Cecil Ho at

Gabriel, “El Huracán”, and Melanie B. Rose, started tango in April 2008 and have thoroughly immersed themselves in this unique world that brought them together, performing, teaching and being active members of their tango communities.

Having studied with many masters and exploring Milonguero, Salon and Nuevo techniques, they developed a style of their own.  They began teaching in Montreal and participated in various festivals, such as “Le Festival de Tango de Toronto” and the “Festival International de Tango de Montreal”.  In recent years, they have been traveling across the US, distinguishing themselves in several cities such as Portland, New York and Boston.

They are recognized for accurate explanations in their teachings and the ability to adapt to all types of learning styles.  While keeping an enjoyable learning atmosphere, they always take into consideration the rules of conduct and navigation in order to facilitate the transition from the class to the dance floor.

See them perform here: Melanie B.Rose & Gabriel El Huracán, Pittsburgh 2016, DONATO 

Click HERE to register (Sorry, only leaders and couples can register at this time).

Questions?  Email Cecil Ho at