Tango classes at Tryon Fine Arts Center start Monday, May 7

Published 6:33 pm Sunday, May 6, 2012

If you’ve ever wanted to learn to tango, you might want to sign up for tango lessons being offered by Larry Gant at the Tryon Fine Arts Center beginning Monday, May 7.
Gant will teach five sessions: May 7, May 21, June 4, June 18 and July 2. Class times will be from 7:30-9:30 p.m. and will include an hour of class followed by an hour of supervised “practica.”
Gant said his passion for Argentine Tango began in 1999 when he was introduced to the Colorado Tango Camp, a dance camp run by Americans who had just returned from years of study in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A concentrated seven-day workshop whetted his desire to improve his skills and learn more about this captivating dance form.
His interest in tango became a passion that would take Gant to Atlanta, New York, Miami, many other cities and finally to study in Buenos Aires itself, the birthplace of tango. Gant’s teachers have included a veritable who’s who of tango elite, including Copes, the Zotto brothers, Naveira, Veron, Ladas, Trenner and Shulman.
At the urging of fellow Tangueros, Gant began teaching Argentine Tango classes and workshops, emphasizing the fun and partnership of dancing, and staying true to the spirit and beauty of the tango.
For more information, contact Marianne Carruth at marianne@tryonarts.org.
– article submitted
by Marianne Carruth

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