Tina Marie Tango Academy 

Argentine Tango Classes, Workshops, Practicas and Milongas


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Tina Marie

Tina’s background involves a lifetime in the arts and dance education.  From a young age she was trained in many disciplines and later became involved with several dance companies. Her training and experience gave her the opportunity to dance professionally directly out of high school and at the age of 23 she opened a school for Performing Arts where she devoted the next 25 years to teaching dance. Many of Tina’s students have gone on to dance and teach professionally.  

After retiring from the profession, Tina was introduced to Argentine Tango. Her passion
quickly escalated and a deep fascination of the dance was born. The next few years of dancing tango only fueled her desire to know more. In her quest for a deeper understanding of the dance and to gain the kind of knowledge necessary to teach tango, she set out to study Tango in the Tango capital of the world, Buenos Aires, Argentina. There, over nine months was dedicated to serious study in intensive workshops, classes, and in private instruction with world renowned tango masters. The nights in Buenos Aires were devoted to dancing in the Milongas among the locals, the porteños, many world class dancers and some of the most beloved and respected Milongueros in the history of Tango.  Her mission was to seek the best teachers for her personal development as a dancer; to acquire a deeper understanding of the dance in both roles, leading and following; and to absorb the beautiful Tango culture of the Argentine people.

Tina Marie is known for her extensive knowledge in dancing and in teaching both roles. She has inspired many dancers in the Tango community and helped many further develop their Tango for their personal enjoyment. Tina Marie regularly dances in the local Tango community  and enjoys attending Tango festivals, workshops and seminars around the US. She enjoys studying with masters from around the world to further develop her personal dancing skills as well as her teaching skills.

The Tango Classroom

Tina Marie brings authentic tango traditions and cultural practices to the classroom with a passionate and patient teaching style. Her approach is holistic and open minded and draws from years of study and experiences with many tango masters in Buenos Aires.  Her classically trained background, allows her to solidify movement knowledge and musicality in her students. She believes that by teaching the importance of the singular tango body, with body awareness, balance, and control over movement, the art of partnering  develops into a heightened expression of tango in the dual tango body.

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