Dante Sanchez – First New Zealand Tour (September~October 2017)!

Dante Sanchez – First New Zealand Tour (September~October 2017)!

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Dante Sanchez is one of the most internationally renowned and respected Tango Dancers, Teachers and Mentors. So much so he was a judge at the World Tango Championship (El Mundial de Tango) and 2017 Metropolitan Championship in Buenos Aries.

Dante started studying Tango at the age of 10, dancing at various folklore and tango festivals and competitions all over Argentina.

He moved to Buenos Aires from Patagonia when he was 18 years old and was taught by Carlos and Rosa Perez. He also started dancing with Ines Muzzopappa and less than a year later they entered the Metropolitan Championship of Buenos Aires, finishing in second place. Later that year they were crowned World Champions in the Tango Salon category at El Mundial de Tango in Buenos Aires, one of the worlds most important tango festivals and championships. He was only 18 years old.

Since then, he’s appeared in a number of shows including ‘Tango y Nada Mas’ by the Tango+Tango company and ‘Tango Porteño’. In April 2017 he was invited to perform with the very well known and respected Maria Nieves at a prestigious event in Buenos Aries.

 

 

His in depth knowledge, reputation and passion for Tango along with his teaching ability has made him one of the most sought after Mentors for both local Argentinean and international dancers and stage performers of all ages.

He’s often invited to teach in Europe, Asia and America as well as participate in prestigious festivals such as the International Festival of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), the Meeting Tango festival in Valencia, the Berlin International Film Festival and Tango Ritual in Istanbul. 

 

In January 2016, at the age of 28, he opened his own Tango Studio in Palermo, Buenos Aires called ‘Dante Sanchez Estudio’ where he gives classes and organises seminars with many renowned tango teachers. It is also among the two most popular Tango Schools in Buenos Aires where the young people will exchange with the great milongueros and professionals.

Dante Sanchez

What our NZ friends said

Federico Remualdi: “Dante’s style was nurtured by the best old milongueros. This is GREAT NEWS for New Zealand dancers!”

Hilda Yuan: “I was very lucky to have some lessons with Dante during my last visit to BA. Whilst he is a very renowned and well-respected dancer among local and international tango communities, he is also a great teacher. His teaching is structured and precise. I particularly appreciate his genuine feedback and instructions during the lessons, which greatly enlighten area I need to work on as well as understand how to.”

Michiko McDowell: “He’s the best teacher I’ve had. I enjoyed all his private lessons and learnt so much from him. I like his style a lot.”

Kelly Poon: “He improved my leading and advanced my following. Once you have one private lesson you’ll certainly be back for more because he is observant, able to explain and show you ways to improve your dancing. His group classes are well structured and he pays attention to each student. He is a very strict teacher but patient, fun and encouraging. What I also like about Dante is that he is humble, has a genuine passion for Tango, huge respect for the old milongueros and shares all he knows with you.”

Dante’s schedule in NZ with 12 different exciting topics across the country!

LOCATION DATES HOSTS
Auckland *7th to 15th September

27th to 29th September

1st to 3rd October

Kelly P (kelly.poon@hotmail.co.uk)
Christchurch *15th to 20th September Helen G & Grant C (HelenGuang@hotmail.com)
Wellington *20th to 27th September

Mathew C (matthew.civil@gmail.com)

Tauranga ^29th September to 1st October Denise G (interpreter@orcon.net.nz)

Cost

One workshop – $35

Two workshops – $65 ($60 in Tauranga)

Three workshops – $95

Four workshops – $120

All Five workshops – $140

Dante will be available for private lessons - Highly recommended. Please contact the resident host for more information.