In the summer of 1999 I, Erik Fleming, was walking in downtown Tucson looking for something to do. In the store fronts was a kaleidoscope of art gallery openings and bars with live music. Then, briefly, I glimpsed a man and woman pressed together, moving slowly to some music I couldn’t quite hear. What I didn’t know then was that my life was about to change forever.

Since then I haven’t looked back. I have taken classes from masters of the dance all over the United States as well as in Buenos Aires. I have performed and competed across the country and toured in Asia. Closer to home I host Tucson’s longest running weekly Milonga, as well as bringing in master instructors from around the globe.