Living on the island of Maui, we are fortunate for many international Tango teachers visiting offering their experience, expertise, knowledge, technicality & musicality. Maui has an ever-growing Tango community with weekly Milongas, classes, and practicas.
Here are the Tango Schedules & Contact Info:
Sundays: 6:15-10pm~ 1 hr class + Practica:
Contact:Rita Okeane OKEANER001@hawaii.rr.com
Tuesdays: 7-8pm ~ Beginners Class:
Contact: Cassie Chow firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday: 6-8pm ~ Class + Practica:
Contact: Tanya Sumek Dance email@example.com
1st & 3rd Fridays: 8:30-11:15 ~ Milonga:
Contact: Sugandha Black firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd & 4th Fridays: 8:30-11:15 ~ Alternative Milonga:
Contact: Alan Arkles email@example.com
For more info on upcoming events visit: www.mauiargentinetango.com
January 5-12, 2018 Murat Erdemsel will be presenting a week of tango workshops, lectures & milongas....
Contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org; 808-344-8068 or
Click on the link for schedules & to register:
I arrived on Maui in 2006 as a new divorcee, to house sit for a few months and never left. Mother Maui had called me to the 'home' I had been looking for on all the levels that my Spiritually Mindful Body required.
Not knowing anyone, I happened upon Argentine Tango, of all things to find on Maui! and became joyfully addicted to the dance, and embraced by a wonderful community. Tango began the re-awaking of my passions, my sensuality, and affirming life once again.
It's 2017 and I'm still enamored by Tango.
My Life Partner, Geo, I met in 2006 when I began tango. We saw each other off and on at Tango workshops, and fests over the next 8 years. In 2014, we were at a Tango fest and things seemed different. We decided to explore a relationship which evolved into a deep love for each other as well as a continued passion for Tango. My dream of going to Buenos Aires to immerse myself in Tango, manifested in March/April 2017 with Geo.
Below some earlier thoughts:
Subject: RcE: [ATOF] What makes a tango a tango
February 05, 2007
I received this email and found it a fascinating topic to discuss since Tango holds so many mysteries, how do you define something elusive.......
Aloha from Maui.....
me, Tango is a Sensually Stimulating and Passionately Powerful dance, elusive
in its definition...
Tango expresses a story, that of human drama, its pathos,
its passions, its longings. The essence of Tango embodies a yearning, whether
for love, for the intimacy of connection, or a sense of deep separation and
loss of love or loss of someone or something...it is in the strings of the
violins and the drawn out elongated sounds of the bandoneon that stretch the
human being's emotions to tug at the strings of one's heart and core...
makes a Tango a Tango are the 2 dancers conveying and connecting with one
another in an energy exchange of emotional expression in their musical
interpretation of the story. The partners’ whirling energy displays a
multitude of emotions and you become mesmerized and drawn into their expressive
outpourings. Tango comes from the inside out... it touches something deep
inside each of the partners and is expressed through the music...and touches
those witnessing their dance...
partners’ chemistry is electric. They are in the act of foreplay as they dance
with an attitude and sense of seduction and resistance; sometimes their dance
is like that of deeply passionate, intimate love making. You witness
this experience through their body language: the embrace, the facial expressions;
how they execute the steps, the 2 bodies merge, become fluid, 2 becomes 1...as
has been said about Tango...1 body, 4 legs.....
is a Tango not only with dancers. Watch a bandoneon musician; their expression;
they FEEL the music, it is in their heart, in their blood and they pour it out
through their facial expressions and how they play the instrument... It comes
from deep within their core, their heart and soul.
is a Tango, like a rose is a rose.... unique, mysterious, magical, and
exquisite in its unfolding...
In 2007, I was in Miami, FL, dancing Tango and was invited by Dr. Marilyn Volker to be on her radio talk show " ????. She was fascinated by the sensuality that tango exhibits and that related to sexuality.????