Who do we want to dance with?

We know the type of person we want to dance with. It is a leader or follower who is respectful, fun, and patient. This is the type of person who makes our night when we’re feeling unsure of ourselves, and doesn’t react negatively to our mistakes. We’ve worked hard building up our own tango skills, and show up to milongas hoping to dance with such a person.

 

Stop leaving it up to chance whether or not this person will notice our skills and remember to give us a cabeceo. That’s waste of time. Instead, once we figure out the type of person we want to dance with, let’s work hard to be that person.

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Podcast episode 69 is now online!

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Episode 69 of Joe’s Tango Podcast is now online!
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My guest today grew up around creative arts and performance. She frequently travels throughout the US, Canada, Europe, and Buenos Aires to teach, and she has worked incredibly hard to build up tango communities in Boston and Western Massachusetts.

She has studied with a number of world famous tango instructors, and is also a well-known DJ. She has participated in and helped organize numerous festivals and marathons, including regular tango tours in Buenos Aires.

Let’s meet Veronika Kruta: Listen here

Joe's Tango Podcast Episode 69: Veronika Kruta

Podcast Episode 67 now online!

Episode 67 of Joe’s Tango Podcast now online!

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My guests today are Tommy Smith and Christian Wheelihan, who are based in beautiful Boise, Idaho.

Tommy started tango back in 2012, and soon it became an obsession. Today, he is a tango instructor, DJ, and organizer. With a background in math and engineering, Tommy is an instructor who approaches the dance with an organized, analytic method. He also teaches regular DJ workhops, and has DJ’d at Montana’s Tango Uprising, the Salt Lake City Tango Festival, Tango on the Rocks, and several others.
Christian discovered tango along with Tommy, whom she teaches with. As a professional therapist, she brings a positive, relaxed vibe. She connects easily with students, and adds an invaluable personal touch to their classes. Together, she and Tommy teach in several locations around Boise, including the student tango club at Boise State University.

Joe's Tango Podcast Episode 67

Podcast Episode 66 now online!

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Episode 66 of Joe’s Tango Podcast is now online! Listen here

My guest is Simona Zaino. Although she’s originally from Italy, she’s based in Dublin, Ireland. In 2004 she and her dance partner, Hernan Catvin, established Compadrito Tango, where they teach multiple tango classes and host a number of events. Simona has taught and performed all over Europe, the US, and New Zealand.

She’s also collaborated on a huge number of events, including acting and choreographing the opera Maria De Buenos Aires, which was staged at the Cork Opera House. In addition to appearing in television and radio programs, and having performed in a multitude of dance and music festivals, she also founded the International Tango Festival in Ireland, a yearly non-profit event that draws world-class tango pros, musicians, and tango aficionados from all over the world.

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Podcast Episode 65 now online!

Hello Friends! Episode 65 of Joe’s Tango Podcast is now online!

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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…

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Podcast Episode 64 now online

Hello Friends! Joe’s Tango Podcast Episode 64 is now online!
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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.

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Podcast Episode 63 is online!

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.

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Joe's Tango Podcast Episode 63: Nico Tapia & Stephie Berg