'It Takes Two' will attract up to 5 couples. Within a small-group class setting, couples get to know each other because run as a course, participation is consistent. Kristina says 'I run it like this because commitment is key. It encourages trust, and leads to rapid improvement. It really helps the group, too, because even though you want to dance with your partner are dancing for each other. Argentine culture is about invitation and sharing space'. Argentine Tango has strong community ties and social etiquette. As couples begin to get to know one another, friendships build. Small group classes such as 'It Takes Two' can almost become a small family- it's very Argentinean.
If you and you are unable to join this course, you can chat to Kristina about other specialised class options which she can arrange in the Whitehorse area. If you love the sound of Argentine Tango and you don't have a partner, Dance with Kristina offers group classes in Richmond and Brunswick East in which singles can join.
A Woman's Perspective and Superb Teacher
Tango specialist Kristina Diaz is a celebrated performer and choreographer, responsible for training some of Australia's best Tango dancers. With a Bachelor of Education and certificate in Holistic Kinesiology, Kristina is an outstanding teacher with a well-rounded perspective and creative skill-set. Kristina finds out how her students learn and structures lessons and classes with their optimum learning in mind. An arts-theatre background enables her to combine a structured syllabus and practical learning techniques with exercises to empower dance-freestyle and responsive-connection. Kristina challenges students hungry for more and yet offers calm to those who need reflection and repetition. During the class, Kristina always checks-in with each couple and gives each dancer equal time.
"Differences aside there are two things that unite people the world-over", Kristina muses. "Music – and love. Tango on St Valentine's Day- bring it on!"
'It Takes Two' beginner Argentine Tango classes run every Wednesday from the 14th February to the 14th March, for 1 hour and 15 minutes. The cost is $250 per couple which needs to be paid prior to course-commencement. After you have completed the beginner course and if you want to continue, usually the class progresses as a group, or you can request specific instruction in the lesser-known Argentine Tango styles such as the traditional, up-beat 'Milonguero- style', or the romantic Vals. After 'It Takes Two', you are invited to participate in Kristina's 'Milongas' or social-dance events that celebrate Tango culture in Melbourne.