Argentine Tango with Juan Alessandrini
Discover the passion and elegance of Argentine Tango in our beginner-friendly class. Learn fundamental steps, embrace the art of connection, and immerse yourself in the rhythmic beauty of this iconic dance. No experience is necessary – just bring your enthusiasm to explore the world of Tango. This class is excellent for overall body balance, covering fundamental steps like ochos, giros, paradas, and crosses. It focuses on how to lead and follow effectively.
Our intermediate Argentine Tango class builds on the foundational skills learned at the beginner level. Instructors delve into more intricate tango figures, emphasizing fluidity, precision, and musical interpretation. Students refine their connection with dance partners and work on nuanced techniques such as embellishments and syncopations. The class may introduce more complex footwork patterns, challenging students to further develop their creativity within the dance’s structure. There’s an emphasis on mastering different styles within Argentine Tango and fostering a deeper understanding of the dance’s cultural and historical aspects. Overall, the intermediate class aims to elevate participants’ tango proficiency and enhance their expressive abilities.
- $75 for 4-week series
- $150 for both series
No drop-ins. Students must register for the full 4-week series.
Juan was introduced to tango at the age of 11 and comes from a family of dancers. In 2014, he was invited to teach at Forever Tango’s Broadway stars Carolina Zokalski and Diego Di Falco’s “Authentic Argentine Tango school” in the United States. For the last 10 years, he has been actively teaching and performing at various venues in the tri-state area. These include the Authentic Argentine Tango School, Pedro Guiraudo’s Latin Grammy Quintet show, Vivid Ballroom School, Hudson Riverfront Performing Arts, and multiple milongas such as Milonga Pantera, El Chamuyo Milonga, Milonga Trucha, and others. Juan has also been featured in popular music videos like “Que Pena” by Sony Music recording artist MALUMA and Sophia Angelica’s “Eyes That Stare.” He prefers teaching in the traditional style of Tango, believing in the importance of authentic principles as the foundation for any Tango dancer. This includes proper leading and following techniques, learning the embrace essential for partner connection, and interpreting music. Recently, he has performed across the USA with Latin Grammy winner Raul Jaurena’s Trio, in shows like Camarada Tango in San Diego, “Souls of Tango,” and Leonardo Suarez Paz’s “Cuartetango Show” at the Argentine Consulate in New York City. Juan advocates for the traditional style of tango, asserting that authentic principles provide the best foundation for any tango dancer.