Like an international spy, everyone should own a tuxedo and know how to dance, both of which come in handy when dialing 911 at a ball from one’s shoe phone. Learn just how fancy footwork can be with today’s Groupon to Tango Che, valid at two locations in Edgewater and Batavia. Choose between the following options:
- For $35, you get 10 group tango classes for one (a $180 value).
- For $150, you get 4 private lessons for two (a $350 value).<p>
Edgewater classes are Sunday, Tuesday, and Friday; Batavia classes are Wednesday night.
Daniel Noce, a native Argentinian dancer and internationally renowned tango instructor with 20 years of experience, and Ramona Nita, also a highly experienced dancer and instructor, lead a five-day schedule of authentic Argentine tango classes at Tango Che. Feet stride along to the fundamental steps of social Argentine tango during group classes, which teach students skills that keep partners’ feet and one’s ego from feeling stepped upon on the dance floor. Giving personal attention to each student during group sessions, instructors impart refined techniques while energizing prancing pupils with their unbridled enthusiasm for the dance. As students get to know their peers, they earn dance compatriots for both class time and the studio’s Friday social dance sessions. During private couples’ instruction, dance doctors train their focus on one set of partners, tailoring lessons to the couples’ skill levels so twosomes can achieve maximum progress while preparing for wedding dances, social outings, or private flash mobs.
Tango Che Productions
At Tango Che Productions, couple Daniel Noce and Ramona Nita share lifetimes of experience through instruction and foster a strong Argentine tango community with milonga parties. Noce hails from Argentina, where he earned a bachelor's degree in his country's native dances, including tango, before joining the Ballet of the University of Argentina and studying under tango luminaries Rodolfo Dinzel. Nita pointed her feet toward tango at age 12, when she earned a dance scholarship and pair of spring-loaded heels that launched her career as an instructor and performer of Latin and ballroom styles. In 2005, she met tango by way of Noce, and the two have since showcased their passionate embrace and deft footwork as members of the Otero Dance Company.
The pair teaches private and group tango lessons together, imparting the intricacies of leading and following through their own bodies and trails of rose petals they use to mark choreography. During weekly Friday night milongas, a seasoned tango DJ draws couples to the dance floor for a night of traditional dancing. In addition to putting on professional performances for cultural and corporate events, the staff hosts dance-laden on-site wedding receptions for up to 60 people.