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"Stifling an urge to dance is bad for your health
- it rusts your spirit and your hips."
~ Adabella Radici

"Socrates learned to dance when he was seventy
because he felt that an essential part of himself had been neglected."
~ Unknown

"Do you think dyslexic people have difficulty dancing to "Y.M.C.A."?"
~ Dave Sokolowski

"Dance first.  Think later.  It's the natural order." 
~ Samuel Beckett

Class prices range from $10 to $20.
No pre-registration, no contracts, no partner required.

Private classes are available for all dances & exercises.

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The Tango Room offers classes in traditional Argentine tango, contemporary tango, tango milonga (fast paced tango) and tango waltz… authentic tango as it is danced in Argentina.  Our instructors, many of them from Argentina, are all experienced tango dancers and performers who have appeared at venues around the world.  The level of teaching here at the Tango Room is well-known and respected throughout the tango world.

It is our goal to bring you absolutely the finest tango learning experience.

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Salsa instructor LaQuita believes that musicality and timing are the most important elements in salsa and she incorporates this in all of her classes.  So while she teaches combinations, she also teaches you how to make your dancing playful and fun.  Her goal is to make sure that the leaders have a very clear and concise lead, while the followers learn to relax and respond to the lead.  Connecting with your partner is essential and this connection is what makes this playful and sexy dance amazing.

ZUMBA® - Great cardio workout

Zumba® fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will blow you away.  Zumba® Fanatics achieve long term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exhilarating hour of caloric-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate for life!  Never has exercise been so much fun!

The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms, and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Add some Latin flavor and international zest into the mix and you've got Zumba®!

Only instructors who have been through the intense Zumba® training can legally call themselves Zumba® teachers.  We’ve got one of the best.

Shawnee will be your instructor on Mondays and Alejandro will be your instructor on Wednesdays.

Zumba Gold uses the Zumba fitness formula and modifies the moves and pacing to suit the needs of people who require a lower impact workout or those who are just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. This invigorating Latin-inspired dance fitness program includes Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia, Cha Cha Cha, as well as Hip Hop and Big Band music. You don't need a dance background to participate. Individual instruction is given to accommodate medical and physical needs. Just join in and be ready to have a blast!

STRONG by Zumba 

STRONG by Zumba™
combines high intensity interval training with the science of Synced Music Motivation. In every class, music and moves sync in a way that pushes you past your perceived limits, to reach your fitness goals faster.  Results driven and so much FUN!
Visit us at: www.zumbashermanoaks.com


Dance at any club, any time, any where!

If you like old school music and love to dance, come get your sexy back!!  Learn the Jungle Slide, Cupid slide, Odyssey, Wild Wild West, Cleveland Shuffle, Homer Twist and more to Old School and New School R&B.


Improve your balance and co-ordination, blood circulation, lung capacity, strength and ability to relax under the guidance of 3rd degree black belt, Kiko Kiko.  Tai Chi may look easy but it will take everything you've got.






Tango Classes -  single class $20 or six for $100 or ten for $150
Monthly Sunday 3-hour Tango workshop $50 per person
Daily Tango Practice - $5

Zumba $12 or $10/class card
Zumba Gold $8
Salsa $15
Greek $7
Tai Chi $5 
Senior Strength $10 or 4 /$34
R&B Line Dance $15


Argentine Tango

Angel & Julie

The owners of the studio.

Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Angel Echeverria has been dancing tango for more than fifty years.  He was taken under the wings of the master milongueros who taught out of love for the dance when tango was specific to the neighborhood clubs and local dance hall, before tango shows, before videos, before tango became a business.

Angel's approach to tango is to teach you to dance from the heart, to help you make a profound connection with the music and with your partner.  He teaches the essential techniques that make steps and combinations seem effortless.

Angel and his partner, Julie offer classes that focus on bringing authenticity, precision and fluidity to your tango, as well as an emphasis on improvisation.  And Angel happily shares his repertoire of tango stories.

Julie Friedgen is a former ballet and flamenco dancer who studied with Michael Brigante, one of the most well-known teachers in Los Angeles.  Julie grew up listening to the music of Carlos Gardel and watching her parents' Argentine friends dance tango at parties. The music was always in her soul but it wasn't until over seventeen years ago that she began to study tango.

Once she began, she knew she had discovered the dance for the rest of her life. The technique she learned over the twenty years she studied dance gives her a strong foundation for the demands of tango and it is her joy to pass this on to her students.

Together she and Angel have become well-known for their distinctive "milonguero" style of tango.


Jerry & Christine Perez

With over 10 years of experience in various styles of dance as professional teachers, dancers and choreographers, Jerry and Christine shifted their focus towards Argentine Tango in 2004. Their lifelong fascination with tango propelled them to make a splash onto the national tango scene at the first ever 2007 US Tango Championships held in NYC judged by Jorge Torres, Sergio Natario and Alejandra Arrue. After taking first place, they realized this would be the beginning of their journey into an entirely new direction in their professional careers. Upon arriving back home to Miami, Florida they returned to the drawing board and dove into an investigation of this complex and mysteriously beautiful dance. Jerry and Christine felt a strong desire to develop a more comprehensive, organic, fun and straightforward approach to understanding and teaching social improvisational based tango classes. They wanted to provide what they found to be lacking in their initial search for information. Out of necessity, creativity was born. They deconstructed the long patterns they were taught by breaking them down into key elements of the dance as well as finding ways to easily improvise by finding the endless amounts of possibilities this dance offers. They are known for their infectious enthusiasm and generosity as well as their genuine interest in the development of their students.

Jerry and Christine understand the value of placing strong emphasis on improvisation, technique and etiquette for the social dance floor. They believe anyone can learn to dance and teach by the same formula they use for success...discipline, dedication, consistency and a positive attitude are key.


Eartha & Steve Baca

Eartha has been dancer and artist her entire life. in her early years it was   Hip-Hop and as an artist she was one of the first Female Graffiti artists of her generation! She is also a Black Belt in the martial arts! Finding Zumba in 2009 brought her back to what she loves doing most ...dancing!Eartha loves fitness and dancing. So Zumba was a natural fit. Her style of Zumba Fitness is fast paced,high impact and heart pumping! You're gonna work. She choreographs most of her own songs.So it;s not the same routine you'll find at every gym on every corner. Get ready to sweat and have a blast! Eartha is certified to teach Zumba, Zumba Gold, Zumba Kids and Zumba Kids Jr.,ZUMBA Step.

Steve has been teaching martial arts, Cardio Kickboxing and Fitness for over 20 years! He is a Level 1 in Kettle-Jitsu: Kettlebell and body weight training under Joey Alverado' Level 1 Animal Flow instructor under Mike Fitch, Black Belt in Kenpo karate, Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Guro Filipino Kali. Steve loves fitness so Strong By Zumba was right up his alley. Steve is certified to teach STONG by Zumba &Zumba Fitness.


Lynn Williams


Lynn Williams is a certified Zumba and Zumba Gold instructor. A lifelong dancer, Lynn came from a family of musicians. She has a modern dance background, studying with Paulette Shafranski, who was a dancer with the Bella Lewitzky Dance Company.  In her Zumba Gold classes, Lynn combines a variety of Latin-based and International dances, along with 50's and 60's Oldies. She keeps her routines simple, safe and most of all, fun  Come Join the Party!



Tanya Payne

Tanya Payne
Executive Producer/CEO
Old School Connection

Dance at any club, any time, any where!  If you like old school music and love to dance, come get your sexy back!! 

Originally from Philly, Tanya  Payne's high energy,  enthusiasm and humor make every class fun and memorable.  … you’ll be hooked from your first class.





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