15+ years experience
We have successfully taught numerous Tango dancers at all levels (and ages 12-90 years) in over 20 countries during the past 20 years. Our unique and systematic approach, MAGIC, is based on the original Tango Nuevo System (developed by Gustavo Naveira, Fabian Salas, Pablo Veron and later Chicho). It enables our students to acquire a large repertoire of dance moves faster than conventional teaching methods. Our primary goal is, however, to enable our students to lead and follow. Ideally they do this without pushing or pulling, by applying a small set of basic psychological and physical principles.
After mastering the basic principles, you may naturally discover that you are not limited to dance only to the three traditional tango music styles (tango, vals, milonga), but to any music that makes you want to move.
Open embrace first
If you are a beginner, we will typically teach open embrace first. This means that you are not leaning into each other. This approach enables you to move more easily, naturally, with minimal risk to disturb your partner’s balance. Once you are comfortable with open embrace dancing, and you are able to execute the simple elements of Tango Nuevo (walking, ochos, giros, ganchos, simple boleos), we will help you master the more challenging traditional tango. Of course, we are equally happy to help you tackle colgadas, volcadas, soltadas, and leg-wrap combinations too.
The power of MAGIC
Klaus’ popular teaching system, MAGIC*, is a very effective, structured, and intuitive way to acquire tango skills fast. MAGIC will not only enable you to dance comfortably with people from other schools in your country – but anywhere in the world. In addition, you could dance to a wide range of music. For 20 years, Klaus has studied how locals dance tango socially in over 20 countries. He uncovered principles that make it easy to adjust both posture, embrace, and body dynamics to local preferences. Thanks to MAGIC, you will have a great time dancing wherever you are, regardless of local standards, habits, traditions, and music. The only requirement is that people dance improvised tango and not show-tango**.
We developed MAGIC with the objective to produce rapid progress. This was only possible thanks to our traveling lifestyle, and Klaus’ formal background in physics, instructional design, and neuro-plastic principles originally discovered by Moshe Feldenkrais. MAGIC enables even slow learners, including convinced (but interested) non-dancers, to experience the fun, passion, and unique social benefits of truly improvised Argentine Tango.
*MAGIC is short for Maximum Ability Generating Instruction Course
** Some schools teach show-tango, which include long sequences of steps. Students and sometimes teachers are not always aware of the fundamental difference in the learned technique.