Tango

Tango Argentino

Private Sessions:

It's all about you.

There are many forms of dancing tango. My goal is to give you the body awareness to adapt your dance to different tango styles. My roots are in Tango Argentino (social and show tango) and the technique that I teach is based on Social Tango. I invite you to discover this magical dance with me and fall in love with the beauty of this wordless connection.

If you have limited time and want move forward extra-fast in your tango, along with private and group classes I also offer personalized, intensive study plans which contain private tango classes and practicas along with body awareness training through yoga. 

In these study plans, I work with specially selected teachers to provide practice hours with a professional to solidify the concepts you have learned with me.

Milonga Exhibition, Buenos Aires. Foto: Hernan Blanco

Festival Exhibition in Café Tango, Germany Foto: Café Tango,

It’s not only so easy to get hooked on but also so easy to get tangled up in tango. We will take a simple, clear approach from tango concepts, modern dance knowledge, and the anatomy of movements to understand the game of tango — and how simple it can be.

My main approach is to refine Tango steps and the flow of their movement and to give you highly personalized teaching. My goal is to help you to understand tango concepts independent of whichever style you choose.

In Tango, I see grace through fine body control and connection that unlocks magic.

And this magic I would love to share with you.

I have been teaching dance for over 15 years, including studying with a broad variety of teachers in Buenos Aires. I received my deepest training during 5 years on teaching staff at DNI School of Tango in Buenos Aires, including performance and participation in professional tango-based stage shows with DNI Dance Company, directed by Dana Frigoli and Melina Brufman. At the school I delivered thousands of hours of teaching tango students. Through this and my extensive studies in other dance disciplines, including ongoing yoga and biomechanics training, I have been able to combine, simplify, and deepen the shared knowledge they contain.

"Lya is able to see and feel what you need, how to work with it, and how to make you a little better each day. I love working with her, she teaches me so much about the perception of my body and I continue learning every day. I recommend her!"
Iva F.
Lausanne, Switzerland

Lya Elcagu & Pablo Alvarez. Foto: Gustavo Piola

Why Private Lessons? A private session will be designed exactly for you, on your schedule: your needs and wishes for your dance, addressing your unique challenges in how you are moving and dancing. You can receive benefits from specific work on your posture and dancing, and are able to ask many more questions. It is simply the fastest way to stellar dances.

Why Online? Aside from the flexible hours and zero travel necessary to study in the comfort of your home, solo online classes allow you to study your own movements, connecting you better with your own axis, body weight and dance technique. Classes for dance pairs offer the possibility to really start to listen to the partner deeply, through different guided exercises in connection and technique.

Teaching Gallery:

"Thank you yet again for offering us classes of such high quality. I appreciate so much how each exercise is carefully structured and presented. I feel very fortunate to be able to attend."
Marly H.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada