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I bring my fitness expertise into my dance instruction to help dance enthusiasts improve their technique, build core strength, and gain better body awareness. 

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How Fitness and Dance Are Related? 


My own way into fitness started with injury rehab, many years after I started dancing. After several months off the dance floor, while actively doing rehabilitation exercises, I discovered upon my return that my balance, posture, and pivoting technique had dramatically improved. And it all happened without a single dance drill! That episode not only prompted me to start fitness certification and shifted my professional career but also made me reconsider the dance training that I was taking myself, as a social Argentine tango. 

With roughly 30 years of amateur dancing, I have experienced many dance styles, solo (ballet, Brazilian samba, flamenco, belly dancing) as well as couple's dancing (Ballroom, Brazilian zouk, fusion). For now, I call my home Argentine tango spending most of my practice and teaching with this dance. In my private practice, I combine dance instruction and dance drills with targeted muscle training. 

Fitness for Dancers  

Despite variations in the dance styles, all of them require exceptional body control. Specifically, Argentine tango requires superior balance, the ability to manipulate the axis, as well as the ability to relax some muscles (like the arms, shoulders, and the free leg) while engaging other body parts (core and mid-back muscles). In my work, I use dance drills, fitness excercises, and the Progressive Ballet Technique approach. 


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Progressive Ballet Technique (PBT)

PBT is a fun,  powerful, yet gentle method to improve posture, build a stronger core, and improve flexibility and mobility. Despite being initially created for ballet dancers, it has huge benefits for dancers of other styles, as well as for wider public who are looking for ways to build core strength and improve joint flexibility in a novel and playful way.

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Areas of Focus

With Argentine tango dancers, I focus on the following aspects:

Training Toolbox

Dependig on specific demands and physicality I use Core, Balance, Flexiblity and Stretching, Resistance Training, corrective excercises, Progressive Ballet Technique, and plyometrics as needed. 

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Photo: Josseph Amado 

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