"WARNING: tango contains highly addictive ingredients, such as pain, pleasure, passion, excitement, connection, freedom, torment, and bliss. In seven out of ten cases it takes over a person's life."  -- Naomi Hotta

It was Fall 2007, when I was first introduced to Argentine Tango. Since then, I've been dancing tango very regularly. Beside dancing it, I also teach tango at Panther Tango Club, organize tango events and sometimes DJ at tango dance parties (aka milongas).

Teaching Tango

Panther Tango Club (PTC) is a student club at University of Pittsburgh dedicated to promoting Argentine Tango. Since Fall 2010, I have been the club's president as well as its instructor. We have regular weekly lessons followed by a guided practice. It's very easy to join our club: you just need to subscribe to our PTC mailing list and stay tuned!

Dancing Tango

The Pittsburgh's tango community has grown dramatically during the recent years. For more information about lessons, events, or anything tango-related in Pittsburgh, check out the website! There is also the live calendar where you can track the tango events in the Pittsburgh area. For the latest tango announcements in Pittsburgh, please subscribe to Tangueros Unidos mailing list.

Tango DJ'ing

Well, it's another aspect of the fun; however, it by no means is a random selection of tango songs! It's both art and science. Tango dancers are generally very sensitive to the music played at tango events which makes your job as a DJ quite difficult. A good DJ respects the standard song orderings and at the same time maintains the energy and the flow on the dance floor. You may find some very useful tips about tango DJ'ing here.

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