photo credit: fuentes2fernandez 2018
Instructor Gem Duras specializes in Argentine Tango, as it is done in Buenos Aires. He has been dancing tango for 20 years and teaching for 12. Over many years he became familiar with the styles of such important and diverse dancers as Mariano “Chicho” Frumboli, Gustavo Naveira, Susana Miller, Javier Rodriguez, Geraldine Rojas, Osvaldo Zotto, Norberto “Pulpo” Esbrez, Carlos Rivarola Juan Carlos Copes, Dana Frigoli and Milena Plebs. As a result he is able to teach and guide the students in various tango styles such as Salon, Milonguero, Nuevo and beyond.
In the classes the “non-verbal communication” and “partner connection” aspect of tango is emphasized to enable the students to dance with others at local tango events and throughout the world including Buenos Aires. In addition, the students’ strenght and balance is developed through regular exercises. Although Tango Sueño offers choreography and performance classes for more advanced students to train them for weddings, special events and shows, the essence of tango “where the two partners become one” is never forgotten. Gem follows the current trends in tango by visiting Buenos Aires multiple times each year and inviting Argentine guests to the Connecticut Tango Festival which he organizes annually.
Each 1 hr drop-in class is $15 intro rate for new students
Packages: $120 for 8 classes (saves $80)
Ask for private rates and packages as well as combinations with the group classes.
7-8 pm: Tango Essentials
8-9:15 pm: Intermediate
9:15 and later: MiniMi Milonga/Practica
For more information or to purchase classes:
Go to www.tangosueno.com
Contact Gem at:
+1 (203) 543-8099
Tango Socials- Every 3rd Saturday of the month
Be sure to check tangosueno.com for exact dates & times
7:30 – 8:00 pm: Intro class
8:00 pm – 12:00 midnight: Milonga
tango bootcamp for beginners
march 16th 2:30-5:30pm
Half day 3 hours of instruction with Dale and Gem packed into this Saturday of intensive Argentine Tango for beginner level dancers and those who want to review the basics and technique. No previous experience necessary, limited enrollment. The event sells out, pre-registration highly recommended at www.cttangofest.org
Argentine Tango basics, embrace and connection. Next phase, pivots, ochos and turns. Free leg movements, combinations with ganchos "hooking legs together".