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Néstor La Vitola and Mónica. Maestros milongueros. Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires. Néstor La Vitola and Mónica. Maestros milongueros. Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.

Néstor La Vitola & Mónica Paz


Néstor La Vitola & Mónica Paz dancing at Cachirulo milonga, October 2007.

Néstor La Vitola

A great milonguero from Buenos Aires, who loves Pugliese’s music, and shows this love when he dances to it.

Mónica Paz

Was born and raised in Buenos Aires. Tango has been her full time profession for 20 years. She is specifically involved in Tango Milonguero style, the “Real Milonguero” with chest-to-chest connection and the style she dances each week in the milongas with the best milongueros from Buenos Aires. She feels lucky to have had that experience especially with Carlos Gavito and Pedro “Tete” Rusconi. Nowadays, some of her partners at the milonga are “Chiche” Ruberto and Néstor La Vítola, among others.
Mónica is one of the very few teachers with an academic education that focuses on tango. From years of study, discussion and dance in the milongas of Buenos Aires, Mónica learned from the old time milongueros themselves about the genuine, authentic art form that we call Tango Milonguero. By her didactics, pedagogy and vast experience as a teacher and dancer, she is recognized in Buenos Aires (Argentina), Washington DC; New York City; New Jersey (US); The Hague; Leiden and Amsterdam (The Netherlands); Antwerp and Brussels (Belgium); London and Bristol (United Kingdom) among others cities where she is frequently invited to offer classes, workshops and performances of tango.
Mónica has a vast teaching experience as follower and leader. She has developed a simple method of learning for both roles which helps the student acquire a solid base, functional and universal, of tango, allowing him/her to understand and incorporate the technique, and develop a personal style. Monica masters the technique of the Tango, the Milonga and the Tango Waltz within the Milonguero Style.
Since June 2010 Mónica is holding PractiMilonguero; where she teaches the Etiquette of Tango in traditional milongas of Buenos Aires. In addition, she interviews living legends of tango to share with the tango world the experiences and reflections of them.

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Enriqueta Kleinman & Ruben Harymbat. Maestros milongueros. Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.

Enriqueta Kleinman & Ruben Harymbat


Enriqueta Kleinman & Ruben Harymbat dancing at Cachirulo milonga, Buenos Aires, January 2008.

Ruben Harymbat, Ruben de Pompeya (1939-2015)

Was a milonguero from the golden era of tango. Ruben was born, bred and lived until his passing in the Buenos Aires barrio of Pompeya. He began dancing when he was 14 years old. In those days before professional teaching developed, he learned from his brothers and male cousins and friends. They would practice together every year to participate in the annual carnival.
Although highly respected for his dancing, Ruben never wanted to take his dancing to a professional level. He described himself as a humble man who has always kept a low profile. Ruben worked for 43 years in the Argentine Post Office; the first 10 years as a locksmith. He later became responsible for the Department of Locksmiths of the Argentine Post office.
Ruben raised his family with his wife, Haydee, “a beautiful dancer” he says. But Haydee had problems with her knees which means she can no longer dance.
Ruben’s passion for the tango was evident as soon as you see him on the dancer floor. His energy belies his age, or perhaps it is indicative of the many years he has expressed himself through the dance. Ruben was the “master of improvisation” and owner of enormous creativy. Ruben was highly sought out dancer in Argentina for performances. His performance partners have included Anna Maria Schapira, Alicia Pons, Susana Miller, Maria Plazaola, Enriqueta Kleinman, and Marisa Galindo among others. Ruben was invited to perform in November 2007 for the Congress of the Nation of Argentina in homage in “Recognition to the Milongueros of the night in Buenos Aires.”
Ruben participated in the 2007 and 2008 Festival Tango Estilo Milonguero. He has given seminars with Susana Miller and Maria Plazaola at “La Academia” in Buenos Aires. Ruben has also made numerous trips to Brazil to teach and perform.

Enriqueta Kleinman (1953-2014)

Enriqueta has danced tango for over 17 years. She had taught group and private classes in Buenos Aires and all over the world. She was an expert in Salon Tango – Milonguero Style, Tango Waltz and Milonga. Enriqueta also specialized in teaching technique for women and has led many courses and seminars. She performed at the Third and Fifth Metropolitan Championships in Buenos Aires. She has done a number of performances in Buenos Aires including at Salon Canning, Cachirulo (Maipu 444), and at the Confiteria Ideal at the First Milongueando Festival in Buenos Aires. Enriqueta has taught and performed in many cities of US, Canada. In Europe: Germany,Italy, France, Sweden and Russia. She has also taught and performed at the following Tango Festivals: 2008 May Madness at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor; the 2009 Portland Tango Festival; 2009 Tucson Tango Festival; 2009 Chicago Mini Tango Festival; and 2010 May Madness. Also, again Chicago MIni Tango Festival 2011 and 2012. Retiro Festival (Sweden) 2011 and 2012. Enriqueta also speaks English, having lived for several years in New York City. Enriqueta was also an artist by profession.

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Blas Catrenau & Enriqueta Kleinman


Blas Catrenau & Enriqueta Kleinman dancing in Los Angeles, California, 2011.

Escuela de Tango de Buenos AiresBlas Catrenau

He started dancing tango in his early youth among other young men at the practice studio of Crisol and Verné. Later he attended several carnival balls organized at local clubs such as San Lorenzo de Almagro.
Since then he never stopped dancing and attending the most important clubs of his time, like Club Unidos de Pompeya, Club Huracán, Club Social y Sportivo Buenos Aires, Club Social Rivadavia, Palacio Rivadavia, Club Almagro, Chacarita, Premier, Editorial Haines, etc. In his youth he often danced at the main tango bars of Buenos Aires, such as Picadilly, Sans Souci, Montecarlo, and many more.
At the early ‘90s, he started organizing “milongas” himself. From 2003 to 2009 he leaded “La Milongüita”, one of the most famous “milongas” in Buenos Aires.
In 2002 he won the First Metropolitan Tango Championship in Buenos Aires.
In 2003 he obtained the Tango Teacher degree released by Buenos Aires City Government. He was then authorized to teach at the Centro Educativo del Tango de Buenos Aires (CETBA), created by Masters and Dancers Gloria and Rodolfo DINZEL.
His passion for dancing as well as the harmony he shares with his partners, and the gracefulness of his movements, capture and celebrate the essence of traditional TANGO.
In 2002, he won first Metropolitan Tango Championship Hall of the City of Buenos Aires.
In 2003 Professor Tango was declared by the Government of the City of Buenos Aires which enabled him to teach in the Education Center of Buenos Aires Tango (CETBA) created by the teachers and dancers Gloria and Rodolfo DINZEL.

Enriqueta Kleinman (1953-2014)

Enriqueta has danced tango for over 17 years. She had taught group and private classes in Buenos Aires and all over the world. She was an expert in Salon Tango – Milonguero Style, Tango Waltz and Milonga. Enriqueta also specialized in teaching technique for women and has led many courses and seminars. She performed at the Third and Fifth Metropolitan Championships in Buenos Aires. She has done a number of performances in Buenos Aires including at Salon Canning, Cachirulo (Maipu 444), and at the Confiteria Ideal at the First Milongueando Festival in Buenos Aires. Enriqueta has taught and performed in many cities of US, Canada. In Europe: Germany,Italy, France, Sweden and Russia. She has also taught and performed at the following Tango Festivals: 2008 May Madness at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor; the 2009 Portland Tango Festival; 2009 Tucson Tango Festival; 2009 Chicago Mini Tango Festival; and 2010 May Madness. Also, again Chicago MIni Tango Festival 2011 and 2012. Retiro Festival (Sweden) 2011 and 2012. Enriqueta also speaks English, having lived for several years in New York City. Enriqueta was also an artist by profession.

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PUPI CASTELLO Y GRACIELA GOZALEZ. Maestros milongueros. Escuela de Tango de buenos Aires.

Puppy Castello dancing with Graciela Gonzalez (1999)

Confessions by Puppy Castello

He is one of those men who, when they step on the track dancing sharply, go on being so witty and funny just like five minutes before, when they were sprinkling the dancers with hilarious epithets from a nearby table. He possesses a devil’s laughter and a strong voice that he likes to thunder above the music for the joy of his friends and which means a shock for foreigners and unwary people. This, not precisely at all, discreet personality exacerbates a kind of gift for ubiquity which he has. Continue reading.

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