Refik Unluer’s fascination with social dance began with performances in his home country of Turkey at the tender age of 12. In 2009 his encounter with Tango changed his life and from 2010 he began performing around Turkey and working in many dance studios. Since then he has worked with many tango dance maestros including Sabrina & Ruben Veliz, Chico Frumboli & Juana Sepulveda, Christian Marquez & Virginia Gomez and Ariadna Naveira & Fernando Sanchez.
In 2012 he undertook Argentine Tango teaching training, which certified him as a Tango teacher by the Turkish Dance Federation. To immerse himself in the art of tango dance, he made his tango pilgrimage in 2014 to Buenos Aires, Argentina, living there and studying tango dance intensively for three months and then again in 2016. He co-founded Sydney Tango House and is found at the studio most days teaching and sharing his huge passion for tango.