Best Teachers :: You can't go wrong

Recommendations/testimonials here for your vote for "Best Teachers"...and why...

5 comments:

Tina said...

Best teacher: Javier Rodriguez hands down. He has a keen sensibility when it comes to understanding his students. When he worked with me on my dancing, his comments were not just based on my physical technique, they also came from what he noticed about me in our embrace - how I felt and what my inhibitions were that prevented me from advancing in Tango. I was emotionally stirred after our lesson, but after about a month I had digested it and emerged a better dancer.
His sense of humor is wonderful and his Italian is great (he taught the lesson in Italian). Everything he taught me boiled down to the embrace. He's really into the embrace and will make you appreciate it as much as he does.

Tina said...

AND of course Pedro Sanchez if you're ever in Buenos Aires. With 60 years of Tango under his belt and a love for the music, you can't go wrong with Pedro! If you're lucky you might be able to go to a milonga with him too. He's darling and one of a kind.

Christina said...

My best teachers in Buenos Aires:
Fernando Galera and Vilma Vega because they are serious at what they do, great people and there is no way one will be in their class and not make a difference in his/her dance.
Aurora Lubiz because she is an absolutely amazing teacher who takes care of everyone in her class, explains everything in a simple and clear way and she loves what she does. Not to mention how great of a dancer she is...
Yuyu Herrera because she is the expert to go to if you have posture problems...she will find what you do wrong and then she has the way to make you correct it in just one class...with her you finally get it! She is a great person too...is definetely worth meeting her!
Stella Barba because she has years and years of experience and a gentle way that makes you wish the class with her never ends.
Christina Hadjisavva
Cyprus

Sabrina Lucia said...

Gabriela Malogri of Atlanta, GA. She teaches for Tango Rio but hails from Uruguay and grew up attending dance academies there- so she definitely knows her stuff (and Uruguay, if anyone remembers, is the OTHER tango country). She learned traditional techniques and styles, but incorporates new methods and styles and always maintains a wonderful balance between old and new tango.

She's also cute and funny as hell so lessons are always a lot of fun.

Gaby is not well-known because although she has been dancing tango all her life, she prefers to teach privates and keep a less public persona. But if you are ever in Atlanta, please look her up, she is the very best this town has to offer and is definitely up there in terms of caliber.

Tangoleader said...

Murat and Michelle Erdemsel, Luisa Paez, Nick Jones, Korey Ireland, Evan Griffeth, Robin Thomas, Thomas Howlin, Rebbecca Shulman All Solid Gold...Still many others that I want to learn from...If only money weren't an issue...at the top of the list for me is Javier Rodriguez.