I began taking ballroom dance lessons in the early 1980s. Over the years I’ve studied, danced, and performed a lot of some styles and a little of lots of different things. When I started Argentine tango in 2010 everything else fell away after that first year. I was struck by the challenges — balance, mental, physical, and emotional — of the dance, and began studying not just the dance itself, but also issues of mind-body connection, teaching methodologies, learning strategies, and more.
I had planned a christmas gift for a friend that I really liked and I knew she missed dancing tango, so I took a month of Tango lessons with David and surprised her with my newfound skills. David was great to learn from, he’s very patient, kind, and intuitive
My studies of Argentine tango, both nationally and internationally, have included these specific teacher training courses:
o Tomás Howlin, Tango-Learning 1 and 2, 2014, 2015
o Minnesota Tango Teacher Camp, 2014, 2016
o DanceAbility International Teacher Certification 2015
o Caminar Abrazados International Tango Teacher Training in Saarbrücken, Germany 2016-2017
o ProDVIDA Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum with High Honors 2016-2017
I like to teach for the opportunities for creativity not only in my dancing but in reaching students in a way that speaks to them. I am of the opinion that we don’t learn until we teach ourselves. A talented teacher can guide us through experiences, experiments, ways of thinking, imagery, modeling, and more … as well as dancing, of course. I aim to be that teacher for you.