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Tango and I


Sabine Ibes has been dancing as long as she remembers; She started focusing on Argentine Tango in 2003 after she was captured by the fluid movements to magical music. Tango has pushed her life in directions that she could not have imagined. It has brought her to places like Maui, Paris, Istanbul. In 2014 she was awarded a study grant by MRAC and spent over a month in Buenos Aires, similar in 2015 and 2016. She has taught in Buenos Aires at the renowned tango congress : CITA by invitation of Fabian Salas and Lola Diaz. In addition to her travels she has studied with many masters of Argentine Tango. (Gaston Torelli, Chicho Frumboli, Gustavo Naveira, Melina Brufman, Homer and Cristina Ladas, Brigitta Winkler, Tomas Howlin to name a few) She also has a deep interest in learning and teaching techniques, and a person’s ability to process information through body movement, control, and expression.

In 2005, she performed with Theatre de la Jeune Lune, Minneapolis, in “Maria de Buenos Aires”. Spring of 2012 she helped choreograph and performed with the James Sewell Ballet Company in ” a sound embrace” at the Cowles Center for the performing arts. She continues her education by traveling around the world and in the USA. March 2016 She is teaching at CITA (Congreso Internacional de Tango Argentino) The most important tango event in the world and the longest running tango meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

At this time she is teaching at Dance Life Ballroom in Minneapolis, and at her private studio from her home. Sabine believes that while we are on the social dance floor the object is to have fun with the dance, and that you can have fun in exploring the opportunities of movement with a partner and look and feel darn good doing so at the same time!

The Classes that she teaches are well balanced, creative and fun. She is very keen on the fact that the student has to feel comfortable while dancing. A relaxed body and mind will create a confident connection, so the partner feels safe. Sabine is an enthusiast of all things Tango; Organic moves within tango while reflecting on the more traditional roots of Argentine Tango with a fluid embrace.

She helps build the Minnesota Tango community by bringing in Argentine Tango Artists from across the globe, hosting Tango Festivals and cultivating a welcoming atmosphere. She is one of the founders for the Argentine Tango Club at the University of Minnesota and helps foster new and upcoming tango teachers through her “fast track” program. She has also introduced the “tango Bootcamps” to the twin cities; a gateway for many of our community tango dancers today.


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Schedule

Wednesday

6:30pm Beginners level

7:30pm All Levels

8:30pm Intermediate/Advanced

Saturday

10am Beginner

10am Technique

11am-1pm Practica