Argentine Tango Workshop with Juan Contone

Juan Cantone Tango Workshop

Argentine Tango Workshop
with Juan Contone, accompanied by Shahin Medghalchi

Enhance your Argentine tango experience! Dance universally with confidence and pleasure!

This 3-Day Workshop is designed to improve basic knowledge, communication skills and musicality in Argentine tango, and learn the social floor technique in this soulful and sensuous dance.

Friday June 23rd  4:30-6:30 pm all levels

Saturday June 24th 2:00-4:00 pm, all levels, followed by a Milonga at
Las Puertas: 1512 1st St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Sunday June 25th 2:00-4:00 pm all levels, followed by a Guided Practica 4:30-6:00 pm

Recommended 3-Day Workshop to build up a curriculum 

Cost: $90 for 3 workshops, $45 single classes, $15 Guided Practica.
Please sign up for the workshop by Friday, June 16th with Joey at Holiday Dance studio 505-508-4020/ 505-554-7673 to get a 10% discount.

Juan will be available for one hour private lesson $100 per lesson, 3 private lessons for $270. To schedule a private lesson in Santa Fe at the Tango House and in Albuquerque at the Holiday Dance Studio, please call Shahin at 505-920-9987.

For all the participants: Please bring your practice shoes. Ladies, please note: high heels are for the milonga. It is practical and recommended to have practice shoes to learn foot work!

Juan Cantone: 

Since 1992 Juan Cantone began his development in traditional tango with renowned teachers such as Gloria and Eduardo Arquimbaund, Facundo and Kelly Posadas, Migo and Esther Pugliese, and Cacho Dante and Susana Miller, to later be introduced to the new generation of tango with instructors such as Gustavo Naveira and Giselle Anne, Gabriel Angio and Natalia Games, Eduardo Moyano, Graciela Gonzales, Chicho Frumboli, and Pablo Villarraza and Dana Frigoli, Julio Balmaceda and Corina de la Rosa. From 2000-2003 he was part of Tangueros Unidos, where he carried out together with Rodolfo Aguerrodi and Miho Omaki the investigation and development of an integrative teaching method of conceptualized movement in relation to tango dance. Other related disciplines which enriched his dancing were: contact improvisation in the Rojas Cultural Center; pilates, partenaire techniques, flamenco, theatrical dance, and yoga (Ashtanga and Iyengar techniques) with teachers Finn and Andrea Martinez, continuing his training with Popy Villanueva; and classical dance in the hands of Elena Doria Medina and with Luis Baldasarre.

In March of 2001, Juan Cantone and Sol Orozco, partner at time, under the auspices of Banco de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, created and developed the El Esquinazo Cultural Center. As Artisitic Director, and since its creation, Juan Cantone determines the general direction of the Cultural Center’s progress, offering the community a space for development and recreation through the different disciplines taught there. Due to his renown and artistic trajectory, he was selected to represent Buenos Aires as choreographer of the house dance corps for Worldwide Scout Jamboree X, Chile 2000. Also,For Pan-American Jamboree XII, he was invited once again to choreograph the dance corps, this time also in charge of coordinating the dance workshops for youths and adults. The event closed with a performance by Juan Cantone and at the time partner to an audience of 5000 in the city of San Rafael- Mendoza. Since 2006 up the date, he has toured Europe and North America, teaching workshops and seminars and performing in different venues, including International Tango Festivals in more than twenty cities around the world.

Shahin Medghalchiis a well traveled Argentine tango dancer and teacher in North America, Europe, and Argentina. A sensational dancer and a skilled teacher, Shahin was trained by masters of tango from Buenos Aires through her travels since 1995. With Shahin’s unique method of teaching, and her undivided attention to your dance needs – fundamentals of tango through advanced vocabulary – she will help you achieve a sensible social floor dancing technique, elegance, musicality, and connection with your partner, as it was and still is danced at the salons/ milongas of Buenos Aires. 

The Focus will be on walking, connecting, musicality, and dancing on the social dance floor in comfort. She will also help you to explore the external vocabulary of tango, vals, milongaand dancing it to the requirement of the social floor within the music. This would encourage your creativity in the dance without restrictions and will help you to become a universal dancer.

After 23 years of dancing and 14 years of teaching tango, she learned that almost all the figures could be danced in an embrace in a small or crowded spaces and she will help you to achieve that!

Shahin also teaches the techniques of stage dancing, performing, figures, nuevo style, and choreography for performers, as well as in Argentine Tango, other forms of Latin Dance, and Ballroom Dancing.