Tango is a truth drug. It lays bare your problems and your complexes, but also the strengths you hide from others so as not to vex them.

It shows what a couple can be for each other, how they can listen to each other.

People who only want to listen to themselves will hate tango.

Nina George. The Little Paris Bookshop

 

Dance is unspoken communication and can be even more profound than language.

The simple act of standing shares a glimpse of what we have to give, what we exude to define our presence, what we let go of to be receptive.

The tango embrace is a representation of who we are and what we communicate in every moment.

Faith Green

When you dance with a partner you are close and the dance is very suggestive, but it is not personal…

Close is what the music inspires you to become.

The embrace looks personal, but what we are actually embracing is the music.

Carlos Gavito

A good dancer you recognize by the way he walks, not by acrobatic figures.

Pablo Verón

Javier: When a man walks nicely, the woman dies in his embrace.
Stella: When a man walks badly, the woman wants to die.

Javier Rodriguez & Stella Misse

Social Tango is play for GROWN UPS​.

Argentine tango is an improvisational dance based on the four building blocks of:

  1. Walking
  2. Turning
  3. Stopping and
  4. Embellishments

The dance is like a jigsaw that gets put together differently each time.

Dancers (Tangueros and Tangueras) bring their own styles and embellishments to the dance which contribute significantly to the excitement and unpredictability of the experience.

Certain conventions are followed,however they never quite know how someone will construct a dance, add an embellishment or interpret the music.

The surprises possible within the dance are what make the dance so addicting.

It really does take two to tango, because the dance isn’t just about the man leading and the woman following.

Both partners have important things to contribute—like all good conversations.