About

 

We are a community of dancers committed to sublime connection and maximum artistry.

We believe that tango can be liberating and we seek to build ethical communities of dancers, Marks and Revels who work and play in dialogue and celebration of creativity.

We provide rapid and effective training for serious tango students.

Our instruction is precise, effective, and systematic, communicating tango in a way that everyone can understand and implement, so that teaching is not a cult of personality and metaphor but an objective, verifiable toolbox that students can use on their own.

We teach tango from the elements, without sequences or memorization. We teach technique with scientific biomechanics. Every claim has been verified by two academic physiologists.

We offer a MasterCourse of the entire Lexicon of Argentine Tango, applying our Biomechanical tools and showing systems for improvisation. We teach the MasterCourse throughout the year in our weekend workshops in Berlin and we also offer it as a video course.

We travel regularly to teach workshops and we gather our global community of for an annual Seminar Compañeros TangoForge.

We have built the first comprehensive KnowledgeBase of Tango Technique, using anatomically correct terminology to provide distilled, objective instruction for every tango movement. We have an Exercise Center where you can learn about muscles, muscle chains, and do solo workouts to improve your stability and fluidity.

 

Vio’s Rebel Tango Blog offers apocryphal and encouraging insights on the tango scene, style, emotions, and authenticity. Readers say “it’s like water for tango dancers.” 

We dance Extreme Tango, taking the Traditional Tango vocabulary to the physical and improvisational extreme.

This is our History. We are TangoForge.

This video is a first Tryst with us, so you can hear and see who we are…

About Vio

Training … Danced in the top milongas of Buenos Aires for more than 300 nights in the virtuoisic era from 2008-2011 … 30 hours seminar from Chicho Frúmboli in 2010 … Private lessons with El Pulpo, Dana Frígoli … Extensive training at Escuela DNI Buenos Aires … 250 hours of Studio Pilates with former prima ballerina, Ali Townsend … 11 years of Yoga … 5 years classical ballet at the Russian Ballet School, San Francisco.

I lose myself with you.

You set me free. I feel like I can do anything.

With you, I don’t dance any clichés.

You have a lot of tango in you.

I’m just looking for the rhythm. You are about everything else.

I don’t have to think. I can just dance.

Perfect. That’s dancing.

Scientific commitment … PhD … Brings scientific skills of research, observation, analysis, theory, and praxis …  From 2010-2014 worked full time analyzing testing and questioning every technical point … experimented on students “until I could get them to feel like my teachers and the best dancers I’d ever danced with”.Professional ethics and pedagogy … Years of university teaching experience …

One of the best –maybe the best– tango teachers I’ve ever met….lessons are the most concise, complete, detailed way of describing tango I have ever seen.

After 12 years of very technical study, from Vio I’ve learned the physiological basis of all that technique — what my body is doing and why.

I’m a mechanic. I can’t learn by copying. You told me what to do and how to do it.

I learn more about tango there than in any other setting ever.