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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 $15.
No pre-registration, no contracts, no partner required.

Private classes are available for all dances & exercises.



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!


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.

Feeling good and staying healthy in order to enjoy your life is what working out is all about. Too many people over 50 do not work their muscles, or they work them incorrectly. But this is the age in which we especially need to use our muscles - we lose muscle mass, which affects every aspect of our health – from our metabolism to our posture.  Ronnie Loaiza's Senior Strength Class focuses on muscle strengthening, stability, and flexibility. It is suited and modified for every level using small dumbbells, resistance bands, and your own body weight.  It is the perfect complement to cardio, yoga, and dance.

It is Ronnie’s pleasure, vocation and passion to help people feel confident, healthy, and empowered, and to enjoy traveling, playing, and the functional movements in everyday life.




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.


Jaimes Friedgen

North American tango phenomenon Jaimes Friedgen hails from a family of dancers and artists and has since early childhood been immersed in a world of creative movement. With extensive training as a gymnast and a background in a variety of performing arts, including theater, music, and many forms of dance, Jaimes came upon tango at the age of fifteen.He has since learned from and worked with many of the most respected figures in the tango world and remains unclassifiable, transcendent of style and category. He has spent several years dancing, teaching, and performing throughout North America, Europe and Asia, and always continues to explore new territory within the dance.
As one of the most popular teachers in the U.S. today, it is not surprising that he is often booked more than a year in advance. He is well respected by his peers for his creativity, musicality and deep insight into the inner workings of the dance. Countless tango teachers both in the States and abroad have benefited from studying with Jaimes. He is driven to be a full time tango teacher by his love of watching people continually grow and blossom through their exploration of tango, and feels fortunate to be a part of that process. He is also a dynamic performer, and has brought much inspiration to dancers everywhere through his rare combination of fluidity, subtle elegance, and fierce animalistic intensity. His absolute love of tango is undeniable and shines through every movement he makes and every word he speaks.
Jaimes teaches every Monday night from 9 to 10PM.  His class is a light-hearted at the same time serious exploration of what appears to be a simple movement.  Following the class, Jaimes supervises the two hour practica which ends at midnight.  Class & practica only $10.




LaQuita has been dancing since a child and took her first ballet class at the age of 5.  She has trained in jazz, ballet, hip-hop, and modern dance.   She is no stranger to the stage and has performed in dance shows, musicals, and plays since she was a child.  She was also a gymnast for many years competing in HS and winning many awards.   She began dancing salsa because she wanted to try partner dancing and has always loved salsa music with Oscar De’ Leon and Ray Barretto being among her favorite artists.    She dances salsa, mambo (on2), cha-cha-cha, meringue, bachata, and cumbia.  LaQuita has danced salsa around the world and is known for her musicality and smooth style. She has performed in both small venues to 5,000 seat theatres.  She can be seen regularly on the LA salsa circuit.  She also dances Argentina tango when she is not dancing salsa and can be seen in commercials, TV, and film.  She has been teaching salsa for several years and believes that the basis for a good salsa dancer is to first understand the rhythm and music.




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.




Ronnie Loaiza

As a Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor, Ronnie’s clients range from 14 to 94. Through her  education and experience, Ronnie sees the vital and growing needs of aging adults.

As a Senior Fitness Specialist, Ronnie is dedicated to instructing and guiding the 50 and older crowd, toward a better quality of life.

Education and Certifications include
• National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM) Personal Trainer Certification
• National Academy of Fitness and Sports Nutrition Supplement Rx Certification.
• Silver Sneakers™ Accredited Instructor
• TRX Suspension Training Certification
• Mixed Martial Arts Training to Train (NASM)







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