Jenny and Ricardo Oria are based in Edinburgh and have been teaching and performing Argentine Tango since 2002.
They teach ''Tango Salon'' - tango for the dance floor. Their aims are to help you to: dance socially; interpret, understand & enjoy the music; dance with balance, elegance & technique; embrace and surrender to your partner; and Improvise in your dance.
They understand the effect that dancing tango can have in a person’s life and how tango can enrich each individual, through the personal process of learning the dance and the enjoyment of its practice; through the embrace and the surrender to the embrace; through the journey into the music; and importantly through the wider social effects dancing tango can have on someone.
Tango can teach us to listen, to understand, to extend ourselves beyond our own bodies and to give our attention to the other, without losing sight of ourselves. We dance for ourselves and for our partners, but always with respect to those outside the couple. We search for our own freedom, while taking care of the freedom of others. These elements of Tango can teach us a lot about how to live our lives, and how to share our life with others.
Those of us who dance tango are fortunate. Together, let’s bring that to as many people as we can.