Adam & Alyssa (Portland, OR) video Adam began his obsession with dance in 2000, when he found tango. He was studying a variety of dances at the time, along with tango. Soon, he could not concentrate on any of the others because tango was calling all of his attention. The organic movement and improvisational nature of tango appealed to his desire for exploration. The desire to continually experiment and share his own discoveries led Adam to begin traveling and teaching throughout the US. He has a deep and varied background in kinesthetics and movement that he applies to his dancing, ranging from study in the martial arts, to formal education in the fields of medicine and massage therapy. His teaching style is grounded and tactile, as he experiences tango as a physical, reactionary dance. His aim is to make the dance feel good, as well as look good. He encourages his students to be creative, inventive, playful, and musical, as these are the qualities he cherishes most about tango.
Fernada & Cristian (Chile/Berkeley) video We started working on our dance together in 2011. The landmarks of that year in our tango career were competing in the Tango World Championship in Buenos Aires, and being invited to perform in an important Tango Festival in Mendoza, Argentina. In 2012 we traveled and performed in Europe, specifically Madrid, Seville, Barcelona, Paris, Lyon, Marseilles, and Nice. Wherever we danced, we were well-received by the European tango community. We have recently moved to Berkeley, California, USA, where we are excited to participate in the vibrant tango community!
Kenny & Chooi (Sacramento) video Dancing together since 2009, Kenny and Chooi work tirelessly to improve thier dance, pushing and encouraging each other to achieve perfection and excellence. Their love and determination of the Argentine tango keeps them working diligently in all aspects of the dance, aiming to perfect their technique, floor craft, musicality, embrace, and connection. Their mission is to spread their love of tango to others, and through their teaching and dancing, to inspire others to take pride in their dance, so they too can enjoy the Argentine tango to its fullest capacity.
Luciano Brigante & Alejandra Orozco (Buenos Aires) [video] Alexandra and Luciano (runner up world champion in Tango salon category, BS. AS. Argentina 2004) implement distinctive methods of instruction comming from Villa Urquiza Style and enriched by their knowledge in the field of communication and psychology, to revolutionize the way we see, feel, hear and experience tango.
Mike Eblen (San Diego) [video] As a dancer, Mike has been told that he knows how to make a person “feel like a million bucks.” His connection is simultaneously sublime and powerful. His solid foundation, impeccable technique and exquisite musicality make for an unforgettable experience. As a teacher, Mike finds a distinct pleasure in watching his students grow and improve. He understands that there are a vast number of ways in which people learn best, and his teaching is reflective of that. He has a keen sense of what a student needs to see, think, feel or hear in order to move forward.
Nicholas and Stephanie (Berkeley) [video] are madly in love; with tango and each other. Professionally trained dancers, they partnered 2012 and are ecstatic to have found one another. They continuously work on their dancing as well as their teaching methodology. Together they form a harmonious dance partnership and a union of two teachers dedicated to their craft. They are currently teaching the argentine tango dance classes at UC Berkeley. And now: As per: <http://www.nicoandstephie.com