Alexis Weinkauf & Jim Guglielmo : Beginner Series

written by Pol Llovet on November 21, 2013 in Bozeman Tango Classes and Bozeman Tango News with no comments

We are incredibly excited to announce that Alexis Weinkauf and Jim Guglielmo have put together a fantastic beginner series for Bozeman Tango.  The series will run from November 12th to December 17th.  They will cover the fundamentals of Argentine Tango in a way that is approachable, but even the most advanced dancer will find things to improve.

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Alexis Weinkauf has been dancing Argentine tango five and a half years. She has been to festivals in Portland, Seattle, Denver, Las Vegas, and Albuquerque, and has attended workshops in Bozeman, Helena, Billings, Spokane, Seattle, Minneapolis, and Salt Lake City. She has also danced in Chicago, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, and San Francisco. She has studied under dozens of world class international instructors, but her greatest inspirations include Alejandro Gee, Carlos & Mayte Valdez, Ney Melo & Jennifer Bratt, Vanja Modzelewski, Gabriel Misse, and her abundantly talented boyfriend, Sherman Salangad.

She mostly considers herself a milonguera, but has experience in salon and nuevo styles as well. She hopes to bring to her students a focus on the importance of core technique upon which they can build better and stronger dancing.

Jim began dancing tango in 2010, having prior experience dancing and teaching in the toe-to-toe arena of Country/Western.  His first exposure to tango was actually a Milonga, and after attending his first workshop with Fabian Salas, he was hooked.  A singer of professional opera, Jim has a strong sense of musicality, and incorporates what he has learned as an actor to have a genuine connection with his partner.  Enlightened by the ramifications of a severe car accident in 1996, Jim understands how good posture and excellent connection to your partner are so very important, and hopes to share techniques that will help other dancers achieve that connection.  With that, the only thing left to do is enjoy the music, and dance.