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Thursday Nights at Daza

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Please use this form to registerfor our next 6-week beginner class. Check the homepage for the next beginner series start date. You can pay with cash, check, or credit card when you arrive for the first class. 

The class series is $60 and covers 6 continuous weeks of classes. You can miss a class, but there will be no refunds or discounts for missed classes. To be fair to the other students, you can begin only in the first two weeks of the series. After that no new students are allowed.       


Daza Dance Buckhead (map)

3230 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305


8pm to 9pm - Beginner's Series

Our Thursday Beginner’s series offer the most comprehensive introduction to the art of Tango. There are 3 main 6-weeks series focusing on core tango basics like Walking and Turning; Musicality and Rhythm; the nuances of Leading and Following. Highly qualified teaching staff and lots of returning advanced students offer their support and help in a friendly non-threatening environment. Our female teachers are the most recognized dancers in the community, so any follower gets the chance to study with the best. 

Absolute Beginners can start at the beginning of ANY of the 6-week series, and anyone is welcome to attend this class as it's always helpful to review the basics.

You do not need a partner to take the Beginner classes. We switch partners during the class and make sure that everyone gets plenty of dance time.

We recommend that everyone wear closed-toe shoes that fit your feet comfortably and snugly, preferably with leather bottoms that allow you to pivot easily.

 9:15 - 10:00 - Advanced Beginner / Intermediate

We expand on the concepts you learned in the Beginner’s class and add more to your vocabulary to prepare you to dance at milongas (tango dance parties.)

10:00 - 10:30... - practica



Lena and ClintClint Rauscher has been dancing Argentine Tango since 2003. He is a founding member of Tango Evolution and loves sharing his knowledge of Argentine tango dance and music.

He teaches simple, elegant, musical and playful ideas to be used on the social dance floor from Atlanta to Buenos Aires.

He has studied with master teachers both in the US and Buenos Aires including Sebastian Arce y Mariana Montes, Gustavo Naveira y Giselle Anne, Mariano “Chicho” Frumboli y Juana Sepulveda, Alejandra Mantiñan y Aoniken Quiroga, Norberto “El Pulpo” Esbrez, Facundo Posadas, Oscar Casas y Ana Miguel, Osvaldo Zotto y Lorena Ermocida, Osvaldo y Coca Cartery, Cristina Cortes and Gabriel Glagovsky.

You can contact Clint at: clint@tangoevolution.com or visit his blog at http://www.tangology101.com.

Lena Hrybok is a founding member of the Tango Evolution social group. She studied music for many years, but was always very fond of other art forms like theater and dance. Over the years she has taken classes in ballet, modern and flamenco.

After discovering tango in 2001, she has been dancing and studying the art of tango in the USA, Europe and Argentina with the best modern and traditional tango teachers. She has been most influenced by the dancing and teaching styles of "Chicho" Frumboli, Sebastian Arce and Mariana Montes. She brings to the classes her experience in music education, yoga and other body/mind disciplines, and above all her passion and love to dance.

You can contact her at: lena@tangoevolution.com

Kevin Mason, better known as “Mason”, and his wife, Edie; are both founding members of Tango Evolution. They have been dancing together since 2005. They have taught and performed in Atlanta and all over the Southeast. They bring to their dance and to their classes a wealth of experience from their studies nationally and internationally, and they enjoy teaching the dynamics of both open and close embrace and sharing the evolving nature of this ‘living dance’.

Edie & Mason

Contact Edie at: edie@tangoevolution.com

Contact Mason at: mason@tangoevolution.com


Shelley Brooks

Shelley Brooks has been dancing Tango since late 2004, and enjoys all styles of the embrace. She is a committed and active member of Tango Evolution, and believes that you dance with your community as well. She brings with her years of classical ballet training, as well as jazz, modern,tap, African, hip-hop, and Salsa, and studies in choreography, kinesiology, music, dance history, and has taught various dance/exercise programs over the years.With the understanding that technique and body mechanics are of utmost importance, you must never forget the dance, the energy, and how you move through space to the music.

Shelley has studied with masters from the States and Buenos Aires, most notably: Guillermina Quiroga, Gustavo Naveira and Giselle Anne, Fabian Salas and Carolina del Rivero, Miguel Zotto , Osvaldo Zotto and Lorena Ermocida, Nancy Louzan and Damian Essel, Fernanda Ghi and Guillermo Merlo, Silvina Valz and Oliver Kolker, Adrian and Amanda Costa, and Roberto Reyes. It has been a privilege to be around, and a joy to share.

 Contact Shelley at: shelley@tangoevolution.com