Tango is not just steps. Anyone can teach you a step. We teach you how to DANCE!

Tango is a dance about connection: the connection between you, your partner and the music. It's also about the connection between every couple on the dance floor at that moment. Tango is an improvisational dance, but it has a structure that facilitates the communication between the partners. That communication and union of two people in that brief time is the point of this dance--not how many steps you can do or how fast you can do them.

Tango music evokes many feelings. It can be sad, happy, romantic, playful, ironic, nostalgic. Understanding and loving the music is one of the most important keys to becoming a good tango dancer. 

Someone once said that every tango is a three minute love affair. Another way of saying "connection." Our goal is to help you find the path to that magical connection. 

TANGO CLASSES WITH LEANDRO & LAILA OLIVER AUGUST & SEPTEMBER, 2015!
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Co-sponsored by A Puro Tango & Casa De Practica

A stylish and elegant presentation is one of Leandro & Laila’s most sought-after qualities. Their dedication as masters in guiding students to realize and achieve their maximum potential makes Laila & Leandro one of the most popular couples in Argentine Tango today. See their class schedule here: http://www.casadepractica.com/fancylailalendro/#

Their lessons are fun, friendly and energetic, with exercises & sequences to help their students obtain the enough tools to solidly train up their technique. Due to their love and respect for this dance, they also impart to their students a knowledge of the history and codes of tango. Their workshops are tailor-made to give you intensive training to make a fundamental difference in your dance!

Since 1999 they have been one of the main couples in Miguel Zotto’s world-renowned “TANGO X 2″ company. In addition, they have been members of the cast of “NISSAN TANGO BUENOS AIRES” and many of the most prestigious Argentine Tango companies, such as “COPES TANGO COPES”, “TANGUERA” and “TANGO EMOCION”, “MISA CRIOLLA”… and more, with which they have performed around the world.

As artists and judges they have represented Argentina in many important TANGO CHAMPIONSHIPS in America, Asia and Europe.

They are the creators and artistic directors of “TANGO CON LAS ESTRELLAS FESTIVAL”. They have participated as masters and dancers at the most prestigious TANGO FESTIVALS both nationally and internationally.

 

COMING SOON: DOWNTOWN DANCE & MOVEMENT! A dream come true in Downtown Los Angeles! Downtown Dance overview
I am excited to announce that I will be opening my own studio in August, 2015. This is a 13-y
ear dream come true! Downtown Dance & Movement will be located in the most vibrant, safest and most exciting area of Downtown Los Angeles, South Park. Yes, Downtown Los Angeles! We're becoming part of the Downtown Renaissance that is finally giving our city the "Downtown" it needs and deserves. This is an exciting place with tons of interesting and upscale restaurants, bars, art galleries. cultural happenings, movie theaters, the Staples Center, Nokia Theater and LA Live. We will be located at 1144 S. Hope St, between 11th and 12th Streets. We are surrounded by luxury residential buildings as well as businesses. There is a 24/7 Safety Patrol funded by the South Park Business Improvement District, and a "Safe Walk" program for those going to their cars after dancing all night! A FREE downtown shuttle can take you wherever you want to go and YES, we have arranged very cheap parking very near by. More about that as we get ready to open!

This will be MUCH MORE than a tango studio. We will have all forms of social dance: Tango, Ballroom, Salsa, Bachata, Swing, Lindy Hop, Balboa, Kizomba, Chicago-Style Stepping, and more. We'll have dance fitness classes, including Zumba, Groov3, Latin Jam, Bollywood, Afro-Brazilian, Afro Funk, Baby-wearing Ballet, Bar Method, plus Yoga and Slow Stretch. We'll also have Adult Ballet, Tap, Modern Dance and Jazz. Two of Los Angeles' most prominent professional dance companies will be in residence at Downtown Dance & Movement for rehearsals, classes and performances. And our Looseleaf Performance Space will host all sorts of dance parties as well as performances by local dance companies and choreographers, musical groups and theater groups. We are going to be a unique center that brings together all forms of dance, as well as other performing arts disciplines.

 

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