PGH Tango Connection will lead this hour long, all-levels class. The mission of PGH Tango Connection is to connect people through the passion of tango. Tango is a wonderful way to socialize and meet new people while getting exercise and expressing yourself through music. Classes focus on tango basics, including the tango walk, posture, embrace, and dance floor navigation.
Husband and wife team Koichiro and Yulia have been dancing Tango together since 2008. They were introduced while they were both studying at Duquesne University. Koichiro and Yulia’s extensive backgrounds in music give them a deep understanding of musicality, incorporating this in their dance and bringing a powerful presence to their performances. Yulia’s passion for tango and her ability to capture the attention of her audience, led by Kiochiro’s experienced and yet vividly improvisational hand, combine on stage to poignantly reveal the essence of Tango: a man and a woman as one, lovers for the length of each dance they perform.
Koichiro and Yulia and their students traveled to Buenos Aires and studied with Jonathan Saavedra & Clarisa Aragon, Julio Bassan, Ines Muzzoppa, Federico Naveira & Sabrina Masso, Alejandro Larenas & Marisol Morales. The couple has performed at various venues, including Tango en Huracan, Club Atletico Milonguero 2014, Maldita Milonga, Santelmo 2015 in Buenos Aires, United States, Canada, and Japan. In 2019 Koichiro and Yulia performed with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Wheeling Symphony. Currently, Koichiro and Yulia teach at the Wilkins School Community Center in Pittsburgh where they also organize weekly social dances. Their characteristic teaching styles complement each other effectively to cover fundamental as well as more advanced material thoroughly in an easy, progressive, and very approachable manner.
All participants should plan to arrive by 1:45 PM to check-in. If you do not arrive by 2:00 PM, we reserve the right to forfeit your space to a walk-up participant. Classes will be held rain or shine, except in the case of extreme weather. In the event that the class is canceled, participants will be notified via email 2 – 4 hours in advance of the class start time and will be fully refunded. Canceled classes will not be rescheduled.
This class will be held at Allegheny Landing on Pittsburgh’s North Shore. Please keep in mind that the Roberto Clemente Bridge will be closed due to construction. Paid public parking is available in the ALCO Parking Blue 10 Garage. From there, you enter Allegheny Landing park via Isabella Street.
Registration for this event is $5.00 per person. The registration button below will redirect you to Eventbrite where you complete your registration.Registration