OUR APPROACH TO ARGENTINE TANGO
We teach Tango Salon - tango for the dance floor. Tango is a very Argentine dance that originated in Buenos Aires, and that is now danced around the world.
Argentine Tango is music, dance and song. It is a culture. We will welcome you into it and help you to navigate this wonderful world. Learning tango dance is an enriching experience: through the process of learning the dance; through the embrace; through the music.
Tango can teach us to listen, to understand, to give our attention to
the other, without losing sight of ourselves. We dance for ourselves and for our partners, but always with respect to those outside the couple. We search for our own freedom, while taking care of the freedom of others.
Our aims are to help you to: Dance socially; interpret, understand & enjoy the music; Dance with balance, elegance & technique; Embrace and be embraced comfortably; and Improvise in your dance.
We give an equal emphasis to both roles in the dance and we keep our classes relaxed, so that students can enjoy learning all the details and complexity that tango can involve
We are interested in helping tango dancers to find comfort and confidence in their embrace and their dance.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN THE CLASSES
Expect us to smile.
Expect exercises to work on general technique and techniques specific to the workshop.
Expect clear and detailed explanations of everything we teach.
Expect equal emphasis on the leader's and follower's roles.
Expect to improve your floorcraft and musicality skills.
Expect to be stretched.
Expect to enjoy yourself.
We have performed in many different places, venues and events since 2002. We have performed for tango and non-tango audiences; In milongas, in theatres, in halls, in hotels, in parks and on TV.
Each performance is different ... in a different place, a differnet space, different audiences, and most importantly, different music. What stays the same for us is that we dance real tango - embraced, musical, intimate and elegant. In the flow of improvisation, everything is danced with immediacy and yet stillness. We search for serious and playful aspects of the dance.
Every tango is unique.
Our style of dancing is firmly based in traditional Buenos Aires tango salon, where subtlety in interpretation and connection come first.
Jenny started dancing tango while she was a student at Edinburgh University. It quickly took over her life and she has spent a lot of time in Buenos Aires studying and dancing and also now, seeing friends and family. She has studied with many great maestros and has been dancing/teaching with Ricardo since 2002.
Ricardo is from Buenos Aires. He started dancing tango while at secondary school and it quickly became a passion. He spent his teenage years listening to tango music, and studying with tango maestros. He studied at the University of Tango (CETBA) and started dancing tango professionally in Buenos Aires, performing and teaching. He was invited to teach in London in 2001 and then in Edinburgh, where he met Jenny.