Leigh Tango was established at the start of 2014 to introduce salon tango to those who had never danced Argentine tango before or wanted to learn to dance in a social setting.
Samira Ashraf & Luis Rodriguez
Samira Ashraf began dancing Latin and Ballroom more than a decade ago and since discovering salon tango has dedicated her dance to that style. Her technique is true to the roots of tango from Buenos Aires, where she has spent time learning this beautiful dance.
Luis Rodriguez is a well known Argentine tango teacher with over 20 years of stage and salon tango experience. He is famous for his mastery of the milonga – one of the three genres of tango.
The kind of tango we teach is completely improvised and is very much in keeping with how people dance at traditional milongas – tango clubs – in Buenos Aires, the birthplace of tango.
The emphasis is on musicality and interpreting the music in a way that enriches people’s dance and gives them the confidence to dance socially.
Our focus is to help people interpret the music by being playful and creative with it and dancing elegantly with a warm embrace – all key aspects of salon tango.
Traditional Argentine salon tango is not choreographed so no two dances will ever be the same, learning how to connect with your partner is what makes this dance so special – we hope you will think so too.
NEW TO TANGO?
SAMIRA ASHRAF & LUIS RODRIGUEZ
Meet your tango teachers! With over 30 years combined dancing experience, Luis and Samira’s passion for tango is unchanging.
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Recent Argentine Tango performances by Samira Ashraf and Luis Rodriguez.