In the summer of 1999 I was walking in downtown Tucson looking for something to do. The store fronts held kaleidoscopes of posters for art gallery openings and live music at bars. Then, briefly, I glimpsed a man and woman pressed together, moving slowly to some music I couldn’t quite hear. What I didn’t at the time 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. I am Erik Fleming, owner of Desert Tango.