Guest Instructor Milonga

Murat and Michelle

Murat and Michelle return to Hawaii January 8-16, 2022!

This is your chance to learn from the best! Murat and Michelle are teaching together again and whether you’re an experienced tango dancer or looking forward to taking your first tango class, they will give you everything you need to learn and excel, while having fun at the same time.

We are offering two “tracks” for learning: Malihini is Beginner Level Classes for total newbies and those wanting to re-learn foundational elements.
Kama’aina is Intermediate Level Classes,  those with some experience wanting to expand their knowledge and skills.

Sunday, January 9th we will be dancing to live Tango music by Cambalache Tango Trio. Michelle and Murat will be offering fun Tango games for everyone from 5:30 to 6:30pm. Open dancing to follow. Masks required.

Saturday January 15th, we will have a Milonga at Paradise Warehouse in Hilo (right next to Paradise Plants). The warehouse is a great open air venue, with a fun and funky vibe, located in the industrial area of Hilo.  No partner necessary, but it helps to bring one. Snacks and drinks provided or brings some to share!

Covid Requirements: Please bring proof of recent Covid Test taken within 48 hours. (PCR or Antigen okay). Thanks to an anonymous donor, we have rapid tests available at the events in Hilo! On Saturday, come after 5:30pm to pick up your free home test. Wear your best mask.

*Note, due to current state of the pandemic, we had to adjust classes that are offered. Good news! Online classes will be available to anyone in Hawaii State. Classes held in Hilo will require a recent negative Covid test. (We will have Rapid Tests available).

For private lessons, please contact Michelle and Murat directly.  


Event Locations and Dates

Zoom Classes

Saturday, January 8
6-7pm Malihini Class
7:15-8:15pm Kama’aina Class
8:30 – 9:30pm Tango Panel Discussion

Tuesday, January 11
6-7pm Malihini Class
7:15-8:15pm Kama’aina Class

Kona: Gertrude’s Jazz Bar

75-5699 Ali’i Drive, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, Second Floor

Sunday, January 9

5:30 – 6:30 Tango Games with Michelle and Murat
6:30-9:30pm – Live music by Cambalache Trio and a homecoming performance by Murat & Michelle) Reserve your table  at:

Hilo: Open Air Venue

Paradise Warehouse
34 Wiwo‘ole Street, 
Hilo, HI

Saturday, January 15
7-8pm All Levels Class
8-11pm Milonga Nostalgia

Sunday, January 16
3-4pm Malihini Class
4-5pm Kama’aina Class
6pm Farewell Dinner



Private Lessons or Small Group Classes:
Please arrange private lesson with Michelle or Murat directly.

​Payment Methods
Payment for online classes can be made to Michelle directly via this PayPal link. Please make sure to indicate the class or classes for which you are paying in the notes area during the payment process. If you don’t have a PayPal account, you will be prompted to create one. Once payment is received, as we get closer to class time, a zoom link will be sent for each class.

Payment for the Hilo events and at Gertrudes’s Jazz Bar, will be made in person.

Online classes: $10  – Zoom link will be sent when payment is received
Classes In Person: $15
Class + Milonga: $30
Milonga only: $15

About Michelle and Murat

Michelle Lamb, who grew up in Hilo, took her first dance steps at the age of 6 at the world renowned San Francisco School of Ballet. Her dance experience has been broad and eclectic including touring and performing with famous musical artists like Liza Minelli and Aretha Franklin in prestigious venues such as The Royal Albert Hall in London and off-Broadway theaters in New York City as well as that of assistant to the choreographer of the Miss Universe Pageant live telecast. Michelle has toured the world extensively to teach and perform Argentine Tango and performed onstage with Orquesta Color Tango, the award winning Pedro Girardo Orquestras and choreographed for the classical composer and award winner Joseph Summer. She is currently living in NY, teaching tango and Gyrotonic Expansion System

Murat Erdemesel came from exactly the other side of the world from Michelle. They happily met in the middle, New York, NY – a city so nice they named it twice. He was working as a dance instructor for Dance Manhattan studios. Previously, he studied fine arts both in Istanbul and in Washington, DC. Murat and Michelle traveled most of the States, then Europe and Australia to teach and dance for more than 10 years. Now he lives in Switzerland with his wife and daughter while he continues to travel worldwide. He has been visiting Hawaii each year for the last 15 years. Learn more about Murat here: www.Murat.Dance