Florencia Taccetti of Buenos Aires

About Florencia's Teaching
Florencia's Workshops
Florencia Taccetti in Minneapolis
Florencia's Private Lessons
Florencia's Instructional Video
Florencia's Experience and Background
Florencia on YouTube
Photographs of Florencia Taccetti
Contact Information
Florencia's Links

About Florencia's Teaching: Florencia brings a wealth of experience as a tango performer, social dancer and teacher, as well as extensive work as a contemporary dance performer to her teaching of Argentine Tango.  This experience makes her teaching clear and consistent.

Her teaching covers a wide range of social styles including salon-style tango, traditional and new vocabulary, milonguero-style tango, milonga, milonga traspie and tango waltz. She has a special talent for teaching great technique, embellishments and musicality to both followers and leaders.  She teaches the building blocks of the tango and reveals conceptual frameworks and techniques that allow dancers to learn to create their own steps and decorations, as well as to dance with grace and musicality.

Florencia works to develop the subtle communication between partners because she has found in her own experience that this is the communication that takes the dance to a magical and unforgettable level.  The communication is found through a dynamic interpretation of the both the follower's and leader's roles in which both partners find space to be active and passive, and is furthered when both partners develop their own sensuality and grace of movement.

Followers find the active aspects of their role by learning the spaces in the dance where they are able to contribute their own interpretation and expression.  Followers develop this ability by learning how to be in charge of their own movement while listening and responding to their partners.  In starting with a clear mind and open body, followers are able to respond more sensitively to the games proposed by their partners and are able to propose their own.

Leaders find sensuality by offering an embrace to the followers that lets them enjoy the dance from the beginning.  They develop clarity in their leading by learning how to express maximum intent with a minimum of movement—expressing the intent with a soft touch before the follower's action, rather than forcing the movements.  Leaders also grow in the dance through the quality of their own movement and by offering an invitation to a dance journey that is interesting musically and is expressed from the heart, rather than through an intent to impress.  Developing the ability to communicate with the followers requires experimentation and a listening from the heart to discover what pleases and enthralls each follower.

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Florencia's Workshops

Florencia frequently travels to teach workshops and private lessons.

To schedule a workshop with Florencia in your city, please contact , (612) 735-6579.

Residency in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Throughout 2014, Florencia has regularly scheduled classes in Minneapolis. 
For additional information, see the webpage Florencia Taccetti in Minneapolis.

Residency in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Florencia returns to Buenos Aires regulary throughout the year.  When in Buenos Aires, Florencia is available for private lessons.  For more information, email .

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Florencia's Private Lessons:

The space for a private lesson is the space to share with your teacher all your intimate questions about the dance, to express all your concerns about everything that is needed to be taken care of inside a safe environment and contained by the compassionate and helpful vision of the teacher.

You may be concern about technique, execution of certain steps, miscommunication with a partner, musicality, style, or anything that you feel are places where you would like to spend more time and experience more intensively than what you do in a group class.

A private lesson can be about any topic where you notice yourself weaker or not secure enough in your dance and you need to clear doubts.  It is very common in the process of learning tango that people get confused and frustrated, and find the feedback from the practice partner is no longer helpful.

It is in moments like these when the teacher's advice can be very soothing and supportive.

The background of the teacher is important, of course, but more important is the teacher's talent to see what the student needs the most at each particular moment.  Those needs are always different with each student.  There is no formula that works for everybody.  A teacher with enough experience may be able to unlock places where we all get stock when we are learning something very new an different for our bodies and souls.

It is also necessary to help with the cultural breakthrough that happens with everybody who decides to go deeper to learn this dance and many other disciplines too.  It is important to welcome that moment and to breathe the transitions so you can allow transformation to happen.

In Florencia's case, she uses a number of of precious tools that she learned through her life as a dancer and a personal researcher that helped her expand her consciousness about tango and herself.  Her experience includes many years of tango, ballet, modern dance, dance anatomy, Laban/Bartenieff movement analysis, eutonia, Iyengar Yoga, Zen and chanting meditation.  She also has to thank many years of body pain and cancer experience that guided her to the new self she is today.

Florencia's fee for a private lesson in the United States is $100 for an hour plus the studio fee. 

A partner is preferable for private lessons.  Florencia also offers semi-private lessons for groups that organize themselves.

To schedule private lessons in your area, please contact your local organizer or , (612) 735-6579.

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Florencia's Instructional Video

Florencia Taccetti — Technique and Adornment for Followers
In this highly-rated video, Florencia covers good posture and balance for dancing, as well as techniques for ochos, turns, boleos, amagues, ganchos and adornments.  Among the adornments that Florencia examines are those used with walking steps, ochos, turns, sandwiches and calesitas.  She also covers ochos, turns and adornments in close-embrace style tango, as well as the use of adornments in milonga and vals.  In teaching adornments, Florencia demonstrates many of her own adornments, but in keeping with her teaching philosophy, she emphasizes technique over specific adornments, encouraging students to develop their own adornments.  While teaching, Florencia is always careful to present the proper angle in this one-camera production.  In addition to the numerous demonstrations of instructional elements to music, the video includes five demonstration dances showing Florencia’s technique—four with Julio Mendez serving as her partner and one with Daniel Trenner.  On the video, Florencia teaches in Spanish, and Brooke Burdett provides English translation.  Produced by Daniel Trenner for Bridge to the Tango.  For more information about the video, see Daniel Trenner's Store.

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Florencia's Experience and Background

Florencia Taccetti has been dancing tango since 1985, when she began with Miguel Zotto and Miguel Balmaceda and Nelly Alganaraz.  Florencia also studied with Graciela Gonzalez, Juan Bruno, Antonio Todaro, Gustavo Naveira, Mingo Pugliese and "Tete" Pedro Rusconi.  She studied tango structure with Chicho Frumboli and Mauricio Castro.  In 1995 and 1996 she co-taught with Graciela Gonzalez and Patricia Lamberti at Parakultural in Buenos Aires.  In fall 1996, she toured as the guest partner of Daniel Trenner.  Since 1997 she has taught her own workshops in Buenos Aires and toured throughout the United States on her own.

Florencia is a lifelong dancer with a strong foundation in modern, contemporary, jazz dance and ballet.  In 1986, she danced in the movie Tango Bar and performed as the partner of Pablo Veron during a three-month tour.  Florencia lived and worked in Europe from 1987 to 1992, where she toured as a tango performer and teacher while based in Venice and Paris.  During this period, she taught at the International Festival of Experimental Theater in Poluerigi, Italy.  In 1992 she partnered with Pepito Avelleneda in Brussels, Belgium and with Gustavo Naveira to perform with the orchestra of Osvaldo Piro in Buenos Aires.

Florencia has performed in contemporary idioms with Nucleodanza, the Ballet Contemporaneo of the San Martin Theatre; with the ballets troupes of the Opera of the Colon Theatre, Espacio Contemporaneo de Buenos Aires, "Viva La Revista" in Teatro Maipo; and with various independent dance companies in Buenos Aires. She trained at the National School of Dance and the Contemporary School of Dance at the San Martin Theatre.

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Florencia on YouTube

with Tomas Howlin
with James Friedgen
with Somer Surgit

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Contact Information

In the USA

Florencia Taccetti
3700 36th Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55406
telephone: (612) 735-6579
email:
 

 

In Argentina

Florencia Taccetti
V. Loreto 2538 6th 14
CP 1426
Capital Federal
Buenos Aires, Argentina
email:

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Florencia's Links

Florencia Taccetti in Minneapolis — details of Florencia's annual residency
Photographs of Florencia Taccetti
Order Florencia's Instructional Video: Technique and Adornment for Followers
    from Daniel Trenner's Website
Alex Krebs — Tango Instructor from Porland, Oregon
Tomas Howlin — Tango Instructor from Buenos Aires
Tango Discovery — dancers dedicated to speeding up the process of learning tango.
Tango Society of Minnesota
DancePartner.com
MyDancePartner.net


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