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"Exploring the Transformative Tango Teaching Method: Inside "The Tango Way'" created by Analia Carreño and Luis Ramirez




What inspired you to create the tango teaching method "The Tango Way"?

AC: What inspired us to create the tango teaching method "The Tango Way" was our shared passion for tango and the desire to transmit this beautiful art form in an accessible and effective way for all students.


What are the fundamental principles that underpin the approach of "The Tango Way" in tango teaching?

LR: The fundamental principles that underpin the approach of "The Tango Way" in tango teaching are attention to technique, musicality, emotional connection with the partner, and creativity in dance interpretation.


How does "The Tango Way" differ from other tango teaching methods? What main objectives do you hope to achieve with "The Tango Way"?

AC:"The Tango Way" sets itself apart from other existing tango teaching methods by focusing on integrating traditional tango techniques with elements of improvisation and personal expression, thus creating a more dynamic and enriching learning experience.


What aspects of tango does "The Tango Way" emphasize in its teaching method?

The main objectives we aim to achieve with "The Tango Way" are to provide students with the necessary tools to develop a strong tango technique, foster their creativity and personal expression, and cultivate a deep emotional connection with the music and dance partner.

"The Tango Way" emphasizes aspects of tango such as body posture, connection with the floor, communication with the partner through embrace and musical interpretation, as well as improvisation and individual expression in dance.


How do you incorporate creativity and personal expression into "The Tango Way"?

We incorporate creativity and personal expression in "The Tango Way" by encouraging students to explore different ways of interpreting music and tango movements and to express their unique emotions and personalities through dance.


What type of students benefit most from "The Tango Way" teaching approach?

All types of students can benefit from the teaching approach of "The Tango Way," from beginners to more advanced dancers, as it adapts to the needs and skill levels of each individual.


What resources and tools does "The Tango Way" use to facilitate student learning?

We use a variety of resources and tools in "The Tango Way" to facilitate student learning, including practical in-person classes, online tutorials, educational materials such as videos and books, and individual and partner practice exercises.


What have been the reactions and feedback from students who have experienced the "The Tango Way" method?

The reactions and feedback from students who have experienced the "The Tango Way" method have been very positive, highlighting the effectiveness of the approach in improving their technique, understanding of dance, and overall enjoyment of the learning process.


What is your long-term vision for "The Tango Way" and its impact on the global tango community?


Our long-term vision for "The Tango Way" is to become a global reference in tango teaching, reaching students from all over the world and contributing to the growth and dissemination of tango as a universally appreciated and enjoyed art form. We aim to continue developing and improving our method to continue inspiring and enriching the lives of our students and the tango community in general.

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