Alive Tango Victoria is a cooperatively-run learning community focusing on traditional Argentine Tango. We teach, perform and practice Argentine Tango in various venues, most notably at Martin Batchelor Gallery on Cormorant Street between Douglas and Blanshard. We value continuous improvement and believe that you can never get "too good" at dancing this complex, elegant and magnetic dance of love and connection.
We also organize visits from other Argentine Tango artists from across North America and Argentina to teach and perform here in Victoria, across Vancouver Island and Salt Spring Island. We value traditional, close embrace, Golden Age tango and social codes, as danced in the salons of Buenos Aires. We also value versatility and diversity in our community, so we welcome open embrace or nuevo tango and dancers from similar stylings, such as kizomba and blues. We often switch up our leading and following roles to encourage learning, empathy, fun and experimentation. We are queer friendly and welcome dancers of all ages and abilities.
We teach as a team, in varying combinations of leader and follower, in private, semi-private and group settings to help beginners grow their dance at their own pace and ability. We are also available for performances by-invitation.
Listing last confirmed: Feb. 21, 2017