Hello Friends! Episode 65 of Joe’s Tango Podcast is now online!
My guest today is based in the Netherlands. He is the founder of El Corte, a world-renown tango center located in the city of Nijmegen. With a background in dance education, today’s guest studied at the Rotterdam Conservatory and started teaching tango in 1987.
El corte has grown tremendously, and sees roughly 25,000 tango students a year.
Today’s guest is also an internationally famous tango instructor and teacher, and as you can imagine, he has a packed travel schedule. He spends several weekends every month – nearly half the year – flying around the globe teaching tango.
Let’s meet Eric Jorissen…
Hello Friends! Joe’s Tango Podcast Episode 64 is now online!
My guest today is Robert McKenney. He’s the general manager of Convergence Dance and Body Center in St. Louis, MO, and also an instructor there. And if the name of that studio sounds familiar, it’s because several months ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing Robert’s mom, Roxanne Maier.
Robert grew up around dancing, and started studying it at age 16. He has also studied with a number of tango masters, including Gustavo Naveira, Pablo Inza, Mariana Montes, Daniel Trenner, and many others. He has taught and performed all over the US and Argentina, and is also a very popular Tango DJ.
Tango video Blog #18
Follower Back Sacada from Back Ocho
More tango exercises here
Joe’s Tango Podcast, EPISODE 63 is now online!
My guests today are Nico Tapia and Stephie Berg, based in Phoenix, AZ. They met in 2013, and have been working together ever since. Well versed in a variety of tango dance styles, they have taught and performed all over the world. In 2014, they won the US Tango Championship. They are still active in competition, and have also gone on to train other US Tango Championship finalists.
Exactly 1 year ago, I launched Joe’s Tango Podcast.
Since September 1, 2017, at least one new interview aired every week. It’s been a huge learning process, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to have spoken with so many amazing tango instructors and organizers.
Even though a year has gone by, I still feel as though I’m just getting started.
More interviews are on the way!
With tango, the shape of our bodies – regardless of size – presents a number of limitations. In addition to that, the amount of space we have to dance in, physical obstacles on the dance floor, and the length of each song create yet more limitations. And we’re also limited by the extent of our dance knowledge.
We should be aware of boundaries in our tango, whether they be physical or mental. We should test them, stretch them, and on other occasions, work within them.
But it’s counterproductive to think of limitations only as hindrances to our dancing growth. Paradoxically, the creative nature of tango can’t come to light without them.
Tango video blog #17: Video guide detailing leader lapiz to back sacada, and “leg carry”
Complete video blog playlist here