MonTango - the friendliest tango school in Montreal

The Friendliest Tango School in Montreal for 10 years!

Guest Tango Instructors

Hebe Hernández and Leandro Haeder

Hebe+Leandro

Hebe Hernández and Leandro Haeder will be at MonTango from July 26 to Aug. 11, performing and teaching several workshops during their stay.

Friday, July 26:
8 p.m.
Open class: Walking sequences - simultaneous and alternating
9 p.m. Milonga with demonstrations by Hebe and Leandro
-Class + milonga: $20 members; $25 guests
-Milonga only: $12 members; $15 guests

Saturday, July 27-Aug. 10:
12-2 p.m.
Choreographic workshop. Work as a couple and in a group to create choreographic elements. It is not necessary to do very complicated things to create an effect with your movements. We will discover how to add volume to our movements as well as how to find the musical punch and specific angle that will add a totally different effect.
$125 for the 6-hour session

Sunday, July 28, Aug. 4 and 11:
1 p.m.
Open class. July 28: ​​Tango; Aug. 4 and 11: Vals.
2 p.m. Café Domingo, the Sunday afternoon milonga
-Class + milonga: $18 members; $23 guests
-Milonga only: $10 members; $12 guests

Monday, July 29 and Aug. 5:
6:30-8 p.m.
Technique for women: The fundamentals in order to take ownership of your dancing and improvise a dialogue in which you can also propose.
-$35/class or $60/both

8-9:30 p.m. Technique for men: It is necessary that the couple's basics be strong for the dance to develop. Thus, the individual work of the leader will allow greater freedom of creation.
-$35/class or $60/both

Hebe and Leandro are also available for private lessons. Contact us at info@montango.ca.

The dancers:
HEBE HERNANDEZ
is a graduate of the Colón Theatre's Classical Dance School and the Jorge Donn National School of Dance. She honed her skills through such disciplines as contemporary dance, lyrical jazz, Spanish and Argentine folklore. She joined the ballet companies Ballet Estable del Teatro Colón; the Neoclasico Ballet of Bs. As.; the Municipal Ballet of Avellaneda and several independent companies. In 2010, she began her tango studies with renowned teachers. She has worked in some of the best tango shows in Buenos Aires: Tortoni Café, Tango Sabor, Taconeando, Tango Gala, La Ventana, Tango Madero, Complejo Tango, Esquina Carlos Gardel and several milongas from Argentina, Brazil, Tokyo and Montreal. She has been a three-time finalist at the World Tango Championship. She joined the companies Tango Street, Amor Tango Company, Tango, Adorado Tango and Compañia de Leonardo Cuello. She is currently part of: German Cornejo's Dance Company, which performs in London and Taiwan with the show Tango After Dark and in the television show La Hora del Tango; the company Estampas Porteñas, performing in Lima-Peru with the show Margot; the TANGOASIS show, created and directed by Sol Cerquidez and Fernando Gracia. Last year she performed in milongas and theatres in Montreal with Hernán Gaston Lazart and the Drummondville Symphony Orchestra.

LEANDRO HAEDER began his tango studies at age 20, with such great references as: Gabriel and Viviana Bordon; Daniel Juárez and Alejandra Armenti; Silvio The via; Géraldine Rojas and Ezequiel Paludi; Jesus Velázquez and Jorge Torres, among others. He joined the Tango troops in Adelante, Bien de tango, Corporación Tangos and Compañía de Tango Sur, among others. He has performed in a large number of milongas in Buenos Aires, including Salon Canning, La Viruta, Cachirulo, Gricel, La Nacional, Yira Yira ... as well as in different milongas from Japan, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Canada. His role as a teacher and dancer has spread to a large part of the world tango community.

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Sandra Naccache and Jorge López

Guest teachers Sandra Naccache and Jorge López split their time between Montreal, Buenos Aires and international tours. Since 2017, they teach regularly at MonTango during their stays in Montreal.

Montango is proud to host these two high-calibre dancers. Sandra and Jorge perform and teach around the world in milongas, festivals and special events. They have worked in several dance companies and have appeared in movies and on TV as guest teachers and choreographers. Sandra and Jorge are known in Montreal for the quality of their dancing and teaching. The couple, charismatic, unique and efficient, have a wealth of knowledge and experience and take great joy and pride in sharing their passion.

Sandra and Jorge describe their teaching method as follows:
"Our mission is delivering to our students the authentic essence of tango. A complete dancer must develop strong body mechanics and awareness, coordination, technique and core strength in order to feel free to move and find harmony in the couple. With technique comes artistry and from a comprehensive understanding of movement, students can create. To help achieve that, we offer organized structured lesson plans, detailed analysis and breakdown of each pattern and movement, which allows our students to feel instant results, from beginners to advanced."

Sandra and Jorge were most recently at MonTango in spring/early summer 2019 and will return in the fall.

Veronica Toumanova

Veronica

Veronica has been dancing tango since 2000 and actively teaching and performing since 2007. She lives in Paris and is one of the founders and teachers of Tango Mon Amour. She teaches in Paris and travels regularly to others cities of France, as well as elsewhere in Western and Eastern Europe, Russia and Canada. Veronica has Russian origins, but started dancing tango while living in The Netherlands. Her experience in modern dance and classical ballet allowed her to build a solid technique, further enriched by her experience with various bodywork techniques. She has worked with different partners, performing and teaching in France, Sweden, Norway, UK, Italy, The Netherlands, Cyprus, Greece, Germany, Czech Republic, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Canada and the USA. Veronica is an elegant dancer with a strong personality and a refined sense of music. In her teaching she emphasizes musicality, connection in the couple and the quality of movement. She is also a popular tango blogger, often invited to give conferences about the topics she touches upon in her writing. Her essays on tango are translated into 18 languages and shared by tango people all over the world.

Veronica first came to Montreal – and to MonTango – in the spring of 2017. She returned in March 2019 as the featured guest dancer at Tanguerafest.

Veronica's website: www.verotango.com

Find her essays at: www.verotango.com/p/essays.html

A collection of nineteen essays is available in a book called ​WHY TANGO, which can be purchased on Amazon.

Veronica's performance videos: www.verotango.com/p/performing.html

 

Pamela Ramos Aracena and Theddy Lizama

Pamela Ramos Aracena and Theddy Lizama, from Chile, have each been dancing for 14 years, having begun their training separately.

Pamela, metropolitan champion in both stage and salón tango in 2011, began doing European tours in 2010, dancing in festivals in Lyon, Lille, Montpellier and Paris, France; in San Remo, Venice, Rome and Genoa in Italy and Kehl and Strasburg, Germany.

Theddy was both Latin American tango champion and metropolitan champion in salón tango in 2010. In 2006 he joined the "Proyectango" company, with whom he performed in the best theatres in Chile.

Pamela and Theddy have been dancing together since 2013, fusing the salón, milonguero and escenario styles. Together the couple spent six months teaching at the Contratango school in Bari, Italy, and they also worked in France and Yugoslavia. In 2013 they organized the "Campeonato Nacional de Milonga" in Chile. In 2016 they were invited to Montreal to participate in the Montreal International Tango Festival. They returned the following year for the show "Te Amo Tango" at Place des Arts and to participate once more in the festival. Their stay in North America also took them to New York and Pittsburgh.

MonTango invited Pamela and Theddy to teach some classes in fall 2017 and, seeing the couple's impressive talent and generosity as teachers, welcomed them back for more classes and performances in 2018.

Juliana Maggioli

Juliana Maggioli

From Brazil, Juliana considers Buenos Aires her second home after having studied tango there for 10 years, with both contemporary and old-school "maestros."

She has participated in many festivals in Argentina and Brazil in recent years, and she recently toured Europe and Asia, working with such partners as Maximiliano Cristiani and Pablo Rodriguez.

A few years ago, Juliana worked with Enrique de Fazio, one of the Hermanos Macana, at the IXth Congreso de Cultura Latina in Brazil. Known for her ornaments and a specialist in women's technique workshops, Juliana has recently delved into show tango, though she still believes the milonga is where the real tango lives.

Juliana is organizer of the Mucho Tango Milonga in São Paulo, Brazil.

Juliana was so popular as our guest dancer at Tanguerafest 2016 that we invited her back in 2017 and 2018.

Watch her dance here:
https://youtu.be/jVaGHiB44Vo
https://youtu.be/s4gMSDpwftM