Colombian Tango Champion Daniel Martínez Cadavid is NYC’s best leader

Daniel Martinez Cadavid is an Argentine Tango choreographer, dancer, and teacher from Medellín, Colombia.

Medellín Has Tango Culture

Tango culture is part of Medellín culture. People even speak Spanish with the Castellano accent of Buenos Aires.

Paisas (people of Medellín) spend lots of time drinking and singing Tangos together. Many develop an encyclopedic knowledge of Tango songs. We collect Tangos like baseball cards.

We may not even dance, but we like to sit and watch Tango performances.

Colombian Tango is a little different from Argentine Tango. Argentine Tango is sad, Colombian Tango is happy. One of the joys of dancing with a Colombian is that they may sing to you (even though the codes of Tango prohibit this).

7-Time Tango Champion

Martinez Cadavid is a 7-time Tango champion . He brings a level of Tango musicality and movement that we only see in the very best Argentines, like the Zotto brothers or Gabriel Missé.

Martinez is the 2016 Salon Tango champion, and 2015 Men’s couple champion at the Manizales Festival in Colombia.

In 2014, Martinez was champion choreographer of Salon Tango Groups at the World Tango Championships in Medellín. He was also Stage Tango champion at the Manizales Festival in Colombia.

Martinez was 2013 and 2012 Salon Tango champion at the World Tango Championship in Medellín, Colombia.

Martinez was the winner of the Tango World Championship in Japan in 2005.

Daniel Martinez Cadavid & Adriana Salgado

When he is in New York City, Martinez Cadavid often performs with fellow Colombian Adriana Salgado Neira.

Adriana y Daniel at Nocturne by Tangobro

Daniel Martinez Cadavid 2018

Daniel is back in March 2018.

Martinez Cadavid DJs at Milonga on the Hudson in Edgewater, New Jersey on Friday, March 9 from 9:30 pm – midnight.

Martinez Cadavid teaches and then performs a minuet with Sarah La Rocca at Tango La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

Daniel and Adriana teach intermediate/advanced Tango Salon sacadas at the Destino milonga at Solas in Greenwich Village from 4:30 – 6 pm. $30. Register at, or (646) 620-9798, or (551) 257-9644.

Daniel and Adriana teach at Tango La Nacional in Chelsea, Manhattan on Thursday, April 19, 2018.

Daniel Martinez Cadavid 2017

Sunday, March 12, Adriana y Daniel teach the pre-milonga class at Astoria Tango Club at Circulo Español in Astoria, Queens at 6pm, and perform around 10pm. Yesim Sezer DJs.

Saturday, March 4, Adriana y Daniel teach the pre-milonga class at 9pm at the malaLECHE milonga at You Should Be Dancing and perform around 12:30am.

Sunday, March 5, 2017, Adriana y Daniel are teaching a pair of Argentine Tango Workshops at Stepping Out Studios in NoMad: Tango Salon Secrets at 1pm and Turns & Embellishments at 2:30pm

Last chance because Daniel is going back to Colombia. Only a few spots left! Register at asalgado.neira @

Adriana y Daniel teach and perform at the All Night Milonga, Saturday, February 11, 2017.

Adriana y Daniel teach and perform at Tango La Nacional, Thursday, February 2, 2017.

Adriana is joined by six-time Colombian Tango Salon champion Daniel Martinez Cadavid at Tango Nocturne at DanceSport in Midtown, Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 10pm-3:30am

Adriana Salgado Neira y Daniel Martinez Cadavid

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You can contact Daniel through Facebook.

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