ABOUT US

DANTE CULCUY
- Director -

An Argentinean native, Dante started Argentine Tango in Jujuy, a province in the north of Argentina, where he also studied ballet with his teacher Fulvia Chagra de Gruber and Andrei Kozlov (ex principle dancer of the Kiev Opera). Dante has been dancing Tango for over 15 years. After performing in the most well known Milongas in Buenos Aires he moved to the UK in 2008 where he started his own Tango School with his first partner Miriam Orcutt. They have also been invited to teach and perform in various countries of Europe, South & North America, Asia and Africa. Together with Miriam, Dante has also participated in International Festivals such as Mallorca Tango Festival, Porto International Tango Festival, Ulverston Music Festival and the International Book Fair in Guadalajara as a cultural ambassador representing the UK together with Aurora Orchestra.
Dante is the organiser of the very successful Oxford Tango Festival, which is now in its eigth year and attracts dancers from across Europe and also is the director of two important Tango Schools in the UK "The Northern Tango Academy" and the "Oxford Tango Academy" with professional resident maestros from Buenos Aires. Dante has been teaching tango for over fifteen years and has become recognised for his unique and in-depth teaching methods.




OUR TEACHING 
We have been working on our pedagogy over the last eight years and have developed a unique method for learning, using a lot of conceptual explanations as well as detailed technique and often some anatomical explanation. We have found certain ways of explaining both movements and body awareness which improve student's dancing significantly - we have also of course had the opportunity to study with some of the important maestros in Buenos Aires and have adapted and adjusted key concepts based on our own dancing experiences. Our backgrounds and our trajectory are quite different from most dance couples and this has given us a unique pedagogical approach - which we are always excited to share with our students.

Our tango academies are the only ones in the UK to have resident teachers from Argentina.  We carefully select talented couples to join our team, who are both exceptional dancers as well as strong teachers in order to give you the best tango training.  Visit the "Our teachers" tab for more details!