Danny took his first tango class at the age of fifty. He is a graduate and a trained teacher.
Formerly he was an art college lecturer and a professional photographer. He is a
professional artist whose tango is closely associated with his painting.
After eight years of tango study he was invited to teach and perform at the
Beijing Olympics (2008), by his then dance partner Yen Guo, who was instrumental in bringing
tango to China. After two further visits he has since taught and performed, by private invitation,
in Hong Kong, London, Boston, Los Angeles, Malibu, Nice, Hollywood, Mexico City and
in Buenos Aires, where he learned that he was the only UK dancer ever to have taught and
performed in Buenos Aires, and probably in Argentina. As one member of the audience
(a relative of Che Guevara, apparently) put it, after a performance:
'Well, I never knew an Englishman could dance tango!'
As he himself says, 'I must be doing something right'. In fact Danny is the only UK (leader) teacher,
of which he is aware, ever to have achieved any kind of international exposure for UK tango,
and the philosophy with which he approaches all his tango students, routinely, is:
If I can do it, you can do it. Let's start now.
He would say the same to every UK student of tango.
He is the author of TANGO NOW! which will appear shortly.