New York City Tango, the only dance studio in NYC dedicated to Tango, has opened in the heart of the Theater District at 354 W. 45th St. Founded in September by U.S. Stage Tango Champion, Jevgeni Davidov, and his fiancé, Grammy Award-winning violinist and music producer, Miri Ben-Ari, the couple brings to NYC their successful formula of dance lessons, dance parties, milongas, tango workshops, Master Classes and community which they perfected over the last 8 years at their Edgewater, NJ school, Hudson Dance Studio.
Formerly the Davenport Theater, the now, newly transformed space is super chic with 20 ft. ceilings, polished hardwood floors, mirrors, a marble stylish bar, lounge area, and private changing rooms.
To celebrate the opening, the studio has a $25 (for one person or a couple) introductory offer which includes a private consultation and 30 minute lesson.
During a November visit to the studio and private dance lesson, my partner John and I had a chance to experience the warmth of the studio and of the owner/instructor, Jevgeni. Over our short briefing I told Jevgeni that I have taken some ballroom lessons and could more or less follow a tango leader with basic steps. Then after he observed John and I do our tango he right away gave me a tailored tip. Instead of looking over John’s left shoulder, look straight ahead at his top button. That little fix made it easier for me to follow turns.
Whether you know basic steps or none at all, whether you are advanced or want to enter competitions, Jevgeni and New York City Tango have a program for you. Here’s a studio dedicated to Pro-AM Tango competitions, where professional dancers become student’s dance partners and also offers Pro and Am/Am. New York City Tango has a professional team of Award-Winning dance champions and instructors that will teach students how to immerse themselves within the art of Tango dancing, transformative for the mind, spirit and body. New York City Tango will hold its first NYC Tango Championship on February 1st, 2020 https://www.newyorkcitytango.com/championships.
Instruction in other social dances such as Ballroom, Latin, Salsa, Wedding Dance and more is also available at the studio