Teaching Philosophy

As a dancer my goal is to put a smile on my partner’s face.  As a teacher my goal is to foster dancers who will will do the same.  To this purpose, in my teaching I focus on the following concepts:

  • Communicating with one’s self: grounding, balance, relaxation
  • Communicating with one’s partner: giving, receiving and interpreting body signal
  • Understanding and interpreting tango music of the Golden Tango age
  • Mastering, combining and adapting the basic tango movements to various spatial and musical conditions

To me the feel of the dance takes priority over the form.  I therefore do not include aesthetics, choreography or any type of sequence exercises in my teaching.