Helaine & Filippo Avignonesi

Helaine Treitman teaches, and dances, tango in Naples, Florida. She also has a newsletter where I find great videos and other information. Eariler I posted something on her "9 Surprising Tango Tips for Men."

She is also always offering specials on instruction and notices of performances. You can find these at the Helaine Treitman Tango Website.

Below is a video she recently distributed of Geraldine Rojas and Javier Rodriguez dancing, I believe, in Taiwan. Enjoy!
A great deal, if not ALL of the information I post on tango in South Florida  from Kim Plank who runs, www.tangoinsouthflorida.com. She compiles information on tango events, milongas, instruction and more, and forwards that info to you. Check out the site or shoot her an email at kimplank (at) earthlink (dot) net.
A few years ago, when I worked at the Miami Herald, I found a couple of places where you could go to learn ballroom dancing—free. Naturally I never went (in part because they were in locations inconvenient to me). NOW I encourage my South Floridian friends to take a virtual trip to www.tangoinsouthflorida.com.

Tango In South Florida offers links to classes, milongas and more throughout Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County. There are events and Argentine tango instructors for ever skill level and every age.

For example there is a link to group lessons in North Miami Beach for as low as $15 a lesson (less if you buy more lessons). So go check them out. And I will search for more in South Florida!

Daniel Noce and Ramona Nita started dancing together when they both arrived in Chicago five years ago. At that time they founded Tango Che Productions. Tango Che not only teach and perform, they will choreograph corporate and other events. It sounds like something that would make your corporate event/meeting unique and memorable to me.

Noce is a native of Argentina, borin in Corrientes. According to his bio he left at 20 and went to Buenos Aires to study atthe “Instituto Nacional de Profesoresde Folklore.” He received his bachelors from this vaunted institution. He remained in Buenos Aires for tenyears and worked with various groups. Nita is a native of Romania, has lived in the USA since she was a baby. She also began fancing at an early age. She was performing professionally by the time she was 16. A few years after this she became interested in ballroom and Latin dance. One of her instructors in the tango was Noce.

Both, unsurprisingly, favor Argentine Tango. MUCH more information on them and what they do is available at their website,www.tangoche.com.

And there really are tango instructors everywhere. Note this tango school in Hong Kong.  They have been around for 12 years with courses taught by Keith McNab and Sunshine Chan. They advertise as the only consistently offered tango courses in Hong Kong.

The story began when McNab and Chan Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 became students of Pablo Inza and Gladys Fernandez during a visit the two made to Hong Kong to teach Argentine Tango in 1995. Chan and McNab then visited Argentina on numerous occasions to learn from instructors in the home of the tango. These visits were more than vacations as the two were constantly in private lessons group lessons or at milongas. And this is only part of their qualifications as instructors. Visit the Hong Kong Academy Website to to learn more. The site also has a great deal of tango information.

The pair were the winners, in 2007, of the “World Dance Experience 2007” tango competition in Argentina.


photo from simbatango.com

As I search around in cyberspace for interesting tango stories, tango dancers, tango clubs I also find neat tango sites that do, basically, what I do here--only often BETTER! One of these is Simba Tango.

Go to their site and have a look simbatango.com