This is a difficult time for all of us. The volume of positive news decreased at the minimum. And this actually helped us to realize what brought/brings happiness, freedom and inspiration to our lives.
During the last year and half, we spent more time learning Tango Argentino. We booked a room, and started to train a couple of times during the week depending on our work commitments. And one day, we had an opportunity to take over the Argentine Tango club in Presov. Some would say that it was fate, others that it was a coincidence. The fact is that this possibility came to us at the time when we started thinking about how to proceed with tango.
When you start leading a club and find yourself in the role of trainers, the new opportunities and inspirations open up for you and you start asking yourself: How to bring our love for Argentine Tango to the people?
The answer is easy, our own experience and own memories. And so we decided to dedicate this blog to our own tango journey
Dance has always been part of me. I was 10 years old when my parents went to register my sister for ballroom dancing. They also took me to register. I remember that moment when I sat down on a bench in the ballroom and waited for my parents and sister to return and I told them that I was staying there. As a 10-year-old boy, dancing fascinated me so much that I was the one who motivated my parents to support me. I danced for several years and won several awards. Among the most valuable I count the Semifinals of the Slovakian Championships.
When I finished my career as a ballroom dancer I continued to dance in the chamber ensemble of the Jonáš Záborský Theater in Prešov, I performed in many musicals such as Dracula, Fiddler on the roof etc..
After that I devoted myself to share my experience with young beginning dancers. In 2007, I became a teacher at the Basic Art School in Lipany and Sabinov, where I worked for 3 years.
I cannot say that dance has always been part of me. I admired dancers of ballroom dancing, stage dance, ballet etc., how easily they´re able to express emotions through movements and music, and how they can be free. When I was 10 years old I attended ballroom dance class for one semester. I have to admit, I was musically “deaf”. That was also the reason why I decided not to continue and was only a passive admirer. However, then I met Stefan and he brought me back on this path.
Originally, we started dancing Swing (Lindy Hop, Charleston,Shag) and then we discovered Argentine tango which fascinated us so much that we visited Buenos Aires and the school of Rodolfo and Gloria Dinzel, whose methodology Sistema Dinzel became a major part of the curriculum of the University of Tango in Buenos Aires. We are members of the association Tango Klub o.z., which is the only one in Slovakia that teaches Argentine Tango according to this scheme. We participated in many workshops in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
We’ve been dancing Argentine Tango for more than 5 years and we would like to use this blog to explain why tango is so unique to us and what makes it different from other dances.