Practice, Classes, Workshops


Takes place every Tuesday evening 7:00-8:00pm followed by one half hour Practice Session at School of Visual & Performing Arts (SVPA) 554 Main Street (between 5th & 6th Streets), Stroudsburg, PA 18360 570-424-5285. This is a place to practice and improve. 

The class will introduce students to the techniques, concepts and step patterns of Argentine tango, a social dance that originated in Buenos Aires in the late 19th century, and which has enjoyed a strong revival in recent years. Today it is danced by thousands of enthusiastic dancers in major cities and on college campuses around the world, at tango festivals, and in dance parties called "milongas." The goal of the course will be to provide students with the basics to quickly develop the foundations for enjoying social dancing at milongas. Students with some experience are also welcome, because the perfection of basic techniques is the key to greater success in social dancing, and also the key to mastering more difficult movements, patterns and sequences.

COST:  $12 per class or $40/month paid in advance


Ann Sheps Francois
Ann Sheps Francois has been dancing and studying movement since she was five years old…beginning with ballet and modern dance as a child, Tai Chi with Grand Master Jou Tsung Hwa, Belly and Meditation Dancing with Adnan Sarhan and Mahasati Meditation (Meditation in Movement) with Luangpor Thong. Ann brings this previous learning to her perception and performance of Argentine Tango where she strives for balance, relaxation, beauty of line and harmony with her partner.  She has a BA in Psychology from Douglass College and a MA from Rutgers University.

Willy Francois
Willy Francois was born dancing, or so it seems. Social dancing was part of his childhood and he learned swing and tango from his parents. Later, Willy met Adnan Sarhan (see above) in Paris and the meditation dance so changed his life, he left France to travel through Africa and eventually to the U.S. Although Willy has only been studying Argentine Tango for a short while, as he embraces it, his natural talent and affinity for dance makes him stand out in every class and on the dance floor. He brings his natural style, fun, musicality and his French charm to the dance …a gift to every woman who dances with him.

Guest teacher workshops to be announced.  Please see our SPECIAL EVENTS page.

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