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We are a global 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 technique enables the use of traditional tango as an expressive art with any music in any context. If you are an ambitious dancer of any level who wants to develop your tango to a high level of artistic expression, we want to meet you!

Ethics

We are devoted to the principle that Tango can be communicated in a way that everyone can understand and implement, so that teaching is not a cult of personality and metaphor, but a precise, objective, verifiable toolbox that empowers students. Our instruction is precise, effective, systematic, and rapid.

We teach tango from the elements, without sequences or memorization. Students learn the Lexicon of Tango movements inherited from the 1940s, apply the biomechanical tools systematically for perfect technique, and find their own variations, entrances, and exits.

We’ve spent years figuring out how to teach delicious sensation and fluid motion using anatomical terms. Students use our biomechanical tools to diagnose their own errors, assist partners, and learn faster from videos and any teachers.

We offer a MasterCourse of the entire Lexicon of Argentine Tango. It covers all the biomechanics and systems of variation for the 25 Elements of Tango in less than 12 hours of video. We also have Home Solo Practice video courses to structure your home training, an Exercise Center for the 10 key tango muscles, and a comprehensive KnowledgeBase (encyclopedia). Learn more about our Digital School.

If you want to meet us live, you can visit for private lessons in Berlin. Just send an email or use the chatbox to arrange. Or you can meet us on Tour. In 2019 we will do 4 long weekend workshops in cool cities. You can join our tourdates email list or check the Agenda anytime.

Meet us to study and dance. Just enter your email below for tour dates as they are announced.

You can read more about our pedagogy.
Creativity

We believe that Argentine Tango should be a liberatory experience.

Vio’s Rebel Tango Blog offers 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.

We host Altertango events, to get tango out of milongas and into contemporary culture.

We create performances, images, and videos to encourage and inspire our global community.

We encourage all gender/roles, dancing styles, and the application of tango to every music you love.

We are TangoForge.

Vio, Founder and Director

Physical Training … Danced in the top milongas of Buenos Aires more than 300 nights in the virtuosic era (2008-2011) … 30 hours seminar of 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. What Marks say about dancing with Vio:

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.

Analytic Training … PhD in economics … Years of university research and teaching experience …  Brings scientific skills of research, observation, analysis, theory, and praxis and professional commitment to ethics and effective pedagogy …  From 2010-2014 worked full time analyzing testing and questioning every technical point … experimented “until I could get my students to feel like my teachers and the best dancers I’d ever danced with” … What students say about studying with TangoForge

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 here than in any other setting ever.

More commendations from students. More about Vio. More about our History.

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