We dance socially with our students.
Isabelle found tango by accident in 1998, when a disabling event prevented her dancing modern and African dance. Tango not only allowed her to start moving again, but eventually became a vehicle for collecting and synthesizing her life-long training in dance. Isabelle started dancing as a child in Barbados, the West Indies, instructed in the rigorous ballet syllabus of the Royal Academy of Dance, and also dancing spontaneously to the indigenous rhythms of the steel drum. She continued her ballet training with the National Ballet School in Washington D.C., and Ballet Rambert in London, with additional training in mime, flamenco, and jazz at the Metropolitan Ballet in Bethesda, Maryland. At Reed College in Portland, Oregon, she discovered African dance, and in graduate school in Houston first performed with a modern dance ensemble.
After my first class, I was so excited and I was so inspired that someone was teaching Argentine Tango so intuitively.