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Episode 161: Because I lost a bet - Rachel Moon & J. Abling
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My guests today are based in the Washington, DC area. They each have been active dancers for well over 20 years, and have taught all over the US. They are also co-owners of Annapolis Tango, where they teach classes and organize events whenever they're not traveling.
Let's meet Rachel Moon and J. Abling...

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Website: https://www.tangomusictrainer.com/
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Episode 160: Make them want to dance! - Bernardo Fingas


My guest today is originally from Stuttgart, Germany but is currently based in Buenos Aires. He is an internationally renown bandoneon player, a music arranger, composer, and teacher. He's studied with a number of tango masters including Julio Pane, Pablo Mainetti, Horacio Romo, and Osvaldo Montes. And he also studied composition at the Conservatorio Lopez Buchardo.

Since relocating to Buenos Aires in 2003, he has become a prominent presence in the tango music scene there.

Let's meet Bernardo Fingas...

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Episode 159: Distance without Isolation - Ardeshir Ravanshenas


My guest today is based in Los Angeles, CA. By day he's a psychotherapist, but by night he's a tango dancer, teacher, and organizer. As a response to COVID-19, he cofounded Earth Virtual Milonga, along with its parent organization SoTango.world. 

Utilizing the connective power of the internet and simple software, he has helped organize a number of elaborate virtual tango events that have brought together international DJs and dancers alike. Looking ahead into 2021, he continues to work hard uniting tango aficionados from all over the globe.

Let's meet Ardeshir Ravanshenas...

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Episode 158: Butterfly or moth? - Teagan Faran
My guest today is another talented violinist. Among her myriad achievements, she has recorded with the Buffalo Tango Orkestra, La Martino Orquesta Tipica, and the Ann Arbor Camerata. She has also served as the concertmaster of the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra. In 2019, she lived in Buenos Aires on a Fulbright Scholarship studying Tango and other types of national music. And as of now (Fall 2020), she is pursuing her Masters in Contemporary Performance at the Manhattan School of Music.

Let's meet Teagan Faran...

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Website: https://www.teaganfaran.com/

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Episode 157: Bringing authenticity - Aparna Halpé

My guest today is a violinist, who's had a life-long love of music, dance, and theater. She is a published poet, and a founding member of the tango ensemble Ruta 7. Currently, she is a professor of English at Centennial College in Toronto, Canada.

Let's meet Aparna Halpé...

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Joe's Tango Podcast: BREAKING THE TANGO BARRIER



Some quick thoughts on the barriers that hold back our tango.
It's simpler than we think...

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Joe's Tango Podcast Episode 156: Taking charge of your own healing -  Dagny Miller
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My guest today is a tango dancer, instructor, and performer. Based in New York City, she's a classically trained ballet dancer and small business owner. She is the proprietor of Cumparsita, where she designs her own tango clothing and accessories.
Let's meet Dagny Miller...

More on Dagny here:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dagny.miller
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Episode 155: An Ageless Life - Diana Devi
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My guest today is a seasoned tango dancer, instructor and entrepreneur. She is also the creator of An Ageless Life - This is a program directed at women 50 and older, inspiring them to embrace positive mindsets for healthy living.

Let's meet Diana Devi...



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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anagelesslife/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/diana-devi-a6111728/


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Episode 154: On letting go, trusting, and listening without judging - Ieva Kelpsaite
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It's great to be interviewing people again! 

My guest today is based out of London. A huge tango aficionado, she is also a professional relationship coach. And recently, she began teaching tango as well.

Let's meet Ieva Kelpsaite...

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Joe's Tango Podcast: Take your space!
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Generally, it's good to be humble. But as tango students, we often conflate humbleness with being timid. What to do?
Listen and find out!
Soon I'll be going back to the usual show format of interviewing exciting guests. Stay tuned!

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Joe's Tango Podcast - PRACTICE ISN'T ENOUGH



We're working on our tango and we want to get better. So, we practice, right? It's good to practice.

I practice, I've blogged numerous time about practicing - I tell my students to practice...

But practice isn't enough. Why?



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Joe's Tango Podcast - BE SMOOTH
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When it comes to learning tango, there's a lot of technical stuff to keep track of: The structure of the walk, the structure of the embrace, foot placement, etc.

But does any of that help bring out the smooth, fluid movement that completes the dance?

Have a listen and find out!

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Joe's Tango Podcast: DEFAULT TO TAKING ACTION!
Our default mode while learning tango should always be to take action...as opposed to thinking and planning. 

Why?

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Episode 153: I miss everyone! - Joe Powers


It's great to be back - I've been away for a few weeks because my wife gave birth to our first baby last August. Things have been super busy but I'm back now.

My guest today is based in Portland, Oregon. He's an internationally acclaimed harmonica virtuoso, and has traveled the globe performing live tango music to the delight of many tango fans.

Let's welcome back Joe Powers...

More on Joe here:
Website: www.joepowers.com

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Joe's Tango Podcast: ARE YOU "GOOD BUT NOT GREAT?"


It's a crushing feeling to invest so much time and effort into tango, only to feel that we're "good but not great." It's tough to realize that we've hit a plateau and can't advance any further.

What are we missing?

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Episode 152: Slow down and take your time - Timmy Tango
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My guest today has been dancing for most of his life. As a child he started off with ballroom, then eventually discovered Argentine Tango in 1996. In December of that year, he hosted the first Tango Workshop in Cleveland, OH. For over two decades, he has built tango communities and started the careers of several now-world famous instructors.
Having performed on stage and on Television, today's guest is also a prominent Tango DJ. He has brought his skills to events in Las Vegas, Ann Arbor, Washington DC, Detroit, Cincinnati, Columbus, Pittsburgh, and Toronto.
Let's meet Timmy Tango...

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Joe's Tango Podcast: ENJOY WHAT YOU ALREADY KNOW



Practicing on our own is important, but is searching for new exercises always a good thing?

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Episode 151: Just start playing! - Stine Engen
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My guest today is an internationally renown bandoneon player, composer, and arranger. She's originally from Denmark, but is now based in Buenos Aires. 


Having studied with many great maestros, such as Carlos Corales, Juan José Mosalini, and Julián Peralta, today's guest currently plays with several tango groups you might have heard of: Orquesta Típica Andariega, Sexteto Andiamo, and the all-women group Las Malevas. 


She also helps run the Buenos Aires Tango Lab, an organization that educates young people about tango history, dance and music. They set up workshops, concerts, and youth programs that offer a fun, in-depth look at tango culture.


Let's meet Stine Engen...


More on Stine here:
Website (Orquesta Tipica Andariega)
Website (Sexteto Andiamo)


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Episode 150: Lessons we have to keep learning - Heyni Solera and Maxfield Wollam-Fisher



With me for this episode are two friends of the show, Heyni Solera and Maxfield Wollam Fisher. We'll be talking about lessons in tango (and life) that have to learn, and continue to re-learn...


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Episode 149: Don't study tango, live it! - Alejandra Orozco and Luciano Brigante



My guests today are an internationally acclaimed couple based in Mexico. With over 25 years of experience, they've taught, performed, and competed all over the world. 

They've choreographed numerous shows, and appeared in multiple TV programs and commercials. They've also performed for heads of state and royalty, including the King of Jordan.

They're also well-known for organizing the famous Tango Maya Fest in Cancún, Mexico.

Let's meet Alejandra Orozco and Luciano Brigante...

More and Alejandra and Luciano here...

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GET INTO THE "TANGO ZONE"
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We love being in our "tango zone," while dancing. And we wish we could be there more often.

We should! But don't make the mistake of believing that you can only do so while dancing. I'll show you how!

Thanks for listening!


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Episode 148: No mistakes, only options - Eleonora Kalganova

My guest today is an internationally renowned tango instructor. She is based in both the US and Russia, but grew up in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

She's been dancing all her life, and studied a variety of genres. She graduated from the State Dance Academy of Tashkent, and became a principal dancer with the Alisher Navoi Theater of Opera and Ballet.

Lucky for us, she discovered Argentine Tango and became fascinated with its creative nature. Her years of rigorous dance study has given her deep insight into understanding  body mechanics and movement, all of which comes through with her teaching and dancing.

Let's meet Eleonora Kalganova...

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Episode 147: One art form strengthens the other - W. Hudson



My guest today is an accomplished tango dancer, and visual artist. He started off as an illustrator and cartoonist. His comic strip, Dumbbells, was published in several magazines throughout North America. 

And in 1999, a trip to Buenos Aires marked a major turning point in his artistic vision. He would shift away from the commercial side of creating art, and delve deeper into the world of galleries and private collections.

Inspired by the spirit of Argentinean culture and history, his later works have gained international popularity.

Let's meet W Hudson...

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Episode 146: Don't make it all about you - Katia Ravé



My guest today is not only a huge tango aficionado, she is also a world renown business strategy coach. She specializes in helping small business owners and entrepreneurs, and is the author of the upcoming book SUCCESS IS A DANCE. 

Let's meet Katia Ravé...

More on Katia here: Website

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Episode 145: Tango is life, and life is Tango - James Valentino



For today's show, I have a returning guest. He was one of the first people I interviewed for this podcast back in 2017, and I'm thrilled to have him back again. 

He's been dancing professionally since 1998, starting out as a ballroom dancer. Then, he fell in love with Argentine Tango. 

He established City Style Tango, a dynamic studio located just outside Detroit, Michigan. He's a choreographer, teacher, event organizer, and competitor. 

I honestly don't know where he gets the energy to do all that AND travel to tango festivals. But I'm glad I was able to catch up with him and have him back on the show!

Let's welcome back James Valentino...


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