For Maria de Sousa, tango dancing was part of her Argentinian heritage. She embraced the style as a way to reconnect with her native country, and traveled back and forth between her American home and Buenos Aires to master her steps. Conversely, for Pierre Baston, his passion for tango began as a foreign fascination. He watched a dinner show while visiting Buenos Aires that enraptured him, inspiring him to immerse himself not only in dance lessons, but historical and cultural research—he still collects authentic tango sheet music from the early 20th century. Both dancers became certified through a master's program at the Escuela Argentina de Tango in Buenos Aires, and now elucidate the art of dipping and spinning at eight Philadelphia locales.
Maria and Pierre walk students of all experience levels through tango's passionate choreography. They host group classes for social learning experiences, and lead private seminars at their studios or a venue of the client's choice. Because they coordinate all the necessary partner match-ups and music, their protégés needn't bring a companion or play Keep Away with a violin's bow to make it whine.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Red Hot Dance Fitness, Barre and LaBlast classes every day beginners through advanced. Feel like a dancer while burning hundreds of calories. Tone, tighten and transform your body in this judgement free workout zone
Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged?
Feel like you are in a music video while dancing to your favorite songs. No two classes are ever the same as our instructors are always adding new routines, songs and sequences to your workouts
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Working out should be fun! Let the music inspire you to move and before you know it your workout is done!
What do you love most about your job?
The smiles on clients faces after class. You can't help but feel good after a great class!
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