This is a group for people in the Laurel area who are interested in learning Argentine Tango! My husband & I teach tango in Annapolis and around the world. We head up the Annapolis Tango community, but we actually live in Laurel, so we thought it would be great to offer classes to folks in this area. We have a private home studio where we can teach small group classes and are launching this meetup to gauge interest & hopefully set up a class in Laurel!
The Teachers A dancer/performer since the age of 10, J. Abling fell in love with Argentine tango in 1999 and immediately committed to it exclusively. Since, he has dedicated himself to continuously refining his dance as well as his teaching method, actively learning from some of the most renowned teachers in Argentine tango.
Rachel Moon has been a social dancer for 20+ years. After many years of salsa and swing dancing, she finally stumbled upon and fell in love with tango in 2009. In the past two years, she decided to focus almost exclusively on learning tango and immersing herself in tango culture, which included 6 months of training and dancing in Buenos Aires. Outside of tango, Rachel’s career has been primarily in the educational field, including about a decade in speech-language therapy. Currently, she is bringing together her love for tango and her educational experience as a tango teacher, and will always remain a dedicated student of tango.
The Classes Our energetic classes and workshops blend hands-on practical technique, musical morsels, and flavorful figures with a touch of quirky humor. We approach both tango and teaching with critical analysis in an organic and fluid fashion that engages, challenges, and enlightens participants of all levels. Many of our students have commented on our ability to help them reach important and lasting breakthroughs in their dance.