San Diego, CA, February 06, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- When Bonnie and Luke Goltz were planning their wedding, the Pacific Beach couple knew exactly what they wanted their first dance to be. “I have always wanted to learn the tango because of the warm emotion it evokes,” says Bonnie. “It is a beautiful, smooth, sensual dance and we thought it would be a perfect metaphor for marriage - the communication, the passion and the sense of partnership.”
An online search led Bonnie and Luke to a local couple, Florentino Guizar and his partner, Isabelle Kay, of TANGOconcepts. After taking an introductory class in Argentine tango, Bonnie and Luke were hooked by the flow and energy of the dance. They began private lessons with Florentino and Isabelle so they could learn to dance a tango in time for their wedding.
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While learning Argentine tango, the young couple discovered a few things about each other in the process: “It was interesting to learn a dance together because we had to practice some give-and-take and learn to read each other’s bodies as we moved,” says Bonnie, an electrical engineer. “Dancing made us feel sexy and confident and that translates into a stronger relationship,” adds her screenwriter husband Luke.
Under Florentino and Isabelle’s tutelage, the couple’s first tango delighted their wedding guests. “We ended the dance with a pirouette spin and smoothly flowed right into a lean,” says Bonnie. “Everyone is still raving about it. We impressed them all.”
Irina and Andrew Rabinovich of Hillcrest had never danced tango before, but after a series of private lessons with Florentino and Isabelle, the couple quickly learned to dance a tango in time for their wedding. Their performance was a huge hit with their guests. “Our wedding dance was sensational,” says Irina, a postdoctoral researcher in UCSD’s Psychiatry Department. “There is no way to describe the performance or the reaction of our guests. Every lean was accompanied by smiles, cheers and a standing ovation.” For Andrew, who is pursing his doctoral degree in computer science at UCSD, learning tango gave him an opportunity to open up and unleash his creativity. “Andrew’s originality comes out when he starts making up new moves,” says Irina. “As for me, I find that I enjoy being receptive to his lead.”
As the steamy dance grows in popularity, Florentino and Isabelle are finding that many of their students are young couples who are anxious to learn its seductive moves in time for their weddings. “They want the sizzle that only the tango connection and embrace can provide,” says Florentino.
Florentino and Isabelle have developed an approach to teaching that yields results: While some teachers focus on memorizing steps and patterns, Florentino and Isabelle emphasize movement, embrace and connection. “We prefer to teach them the fundamental concepts behind tango,” explains Florentino. “First, we teach them how to dance and then we work out a little routine that they can do at their wedding. “That way, if things don’t work out exactly right, they have the ability to improvise and keep dancing.”
Through a series of private lessons, Florentino and Isabelle are convinced that any couple who is willing to practice will be able to comfortably dance a tango both at their wedding and afterwards. “Tango is a very sensual and romantic social dance that you can dance every night of the week in San Diego or just about any city in the world,” he adds. “It’s not just a dance you do at your wedding. Tango is something you will have fun doing together for the rest of your lives.”
For more information, please contact Florentino at 858-453-9680 or email florentino at tangoconcepts.com.