Podcast Episode 107 is now online

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Episode 107 of Joe’s Tango Podcast is now online!
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So, do we choose tango or does tango choose us? My guests today certainly feel that tango discovered them. It happened in 2013, and very quickly, they fell in love this dance. Before they knew it, they were deep into studying, and have received guidance from many renown tangueros.

They have traveled internationally to hone their craft, and are presently based in Eastern Kansas where they teach and organize events.

Let’s meet Kirill Miniaev & Sophia Miniaeva…

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Joe's Tango Podcast Episode 107: Sophia & Kirill


Podcast Episode 102 is now online

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Episode 102 of Joe’s Tango Podcast is now online!
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My guest today is one of the most experienced tango professionals in NYC. She has taught extensively at the NYU Undergraduate Drama Program at Playwrights Horizons Theater School, the Lee Strasberg Professional Theater Program in New York, the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and many others.

But long before moving to the big apple, today’s guest trained as a modern dancer and received a degree in Performance/Choreography from the California Institute of the Arts. She’s lent her expertise all over the US as a choreographer for musicals, operas, plays, and films. Of course, she eventually crossed paths with Argentine Tango, and developed a passion for that particular dance. At the Sandra Cameron Dance Center, one of New York’s top ballroom dance studios, she joined the teaching staff and was the director of both the Argentine Tango and Salsa programs. She is the founder of the Jeni Breen Tango Academy, located in downtown Manhattan, where she continues to spread the love of tango.

Let’s meet Jeni Breen…

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Joe's Tango Podcast - Episode 102: Jeni Breen

Podcast Episode 97 is now online

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Episode 97 of Joe’s Tango Podcast is now online!
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My guest today is an internationally renowned DJ based in San Francisco, CA. He has DJ’d at a number of big-name festivals, marathons, and events, including the Taiwan Tango Marathon, The Southern California Tango Championship, The San Diego Tango Festival, the Austin Spring Festival, and many others. If you live in or ever visited the San Francisco Area, you’ll see him DJ’ing at many of the popular venues there.

Let’s meet Jonas Aquino…

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Episode 097: The craft of DJ'ing - Jonas Aquino

Tango Podcast Episode 93 now online

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Episode 93 of Joe’s Tango Podcast is now online!
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Today’s guest is a Tango DJ based in Charlotte, NC. He is also a master craftsman, and designs mobile dance floors that have garnered praise from tangueros everywhere. He and his wife started the renown Queen City Tango Marathon, and we’ll hear the interesting story of how that came about.

Let’s meet Mark Mindel…

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Joe's Tango Podcast Episode 93: Mark Mindel

Tango Podcast Episode 88 is now online

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Episode 88 of Joe’s Tango Podcast is now online!
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Ok, my guest today began his Tango journey while he was a student at Arizona State University. Later, he would become an influential presence with the ASU Tango Club, where he now teaches regular classes and guides the next generation of young dancers.
Let’s meet Marco Antonio Licon…
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Podcast Episode 82 is now online!

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Episode 82 of Joe’s Tango Podcast is now online!
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My guest today is Jim Chow; he is the owner of Belltown Dance Studio in Seattle, WA.

Jim established the studio back in 2005, but he’s been a passionate dancer all his life. He’s familiar with a variety of dances, but salsa is his specialty so it should come as no surprise that he’s Belltown’s head salsa instructor. Belltown Studio is home to a number of other dance genres, including Argentine Tango.

So why interview a studio owner? Well, studio owners provide venue space for tango classes and milongas – In many cases, we tango folks wouldn’t be able to do what we do without people like Jim. But I also thought it’d be fun to hear about the challenges, the behind-the-scenes action, and the highs and lows of running a dance studio…

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With a dance like tango, any number of figures can be initiated at a moment’s notice. And so we prepare ourselves to react quickly.


In order to react quickly, we feel we have to guess what will happen next. But viewing tango as a constant guessing game is stressful, which leads to a lot of bad things like physical tension. Physical tension makes communication with our partners more difficult, and this guarantees bad reaction time.


To be able to move and react quickly, we must focus on the moment. Instead of worrying about what will happen next, we must concentrate on what’s happening right now. Oddly enough, to be able to react quickly we must learn to slow down our thinking.

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