Alicia Pons and Luis Rojas
is an elegant and accomplished dancer with refined technique and distinctive personality. Her ability to imbue the role of the woman with verve and style has made her one of the most sought after female partners in Buenos Aires milongas.
She is most noted for her beautiful foot play and the strongly sensual connection with her partner, which is done with humor and decorum. She exemplifies communication and presence in the dance, and this is a focus in her teaching for both men and women.
Alicia was trained in classical dance from an early age and as a young woman performed in some of Buenos Aires’ most well known theaters, the Colon, the Coliseo, and the Alvear. Her introduction to tango came later, and her first teacher was Graciela Gonzalez, whose women’s technique helped shape Alicia’s tango footwork. Alicia then gravitated toward the milonguero style and her first inspiration and male teacher in that style was Tete Rusconi, one of the most renowned milongueros of his generation.
She taught for a number of years with Cacho Dante, with whom she has performed at the Teatro San Martin as part of the City of Buenos Aires tango festival. Alicia has been teaching both private and group classes on her own in Buenos Aires and the U.S. for the last several years. She has become a very popular visiting instructor on the U.S. Argentine Tango workshop circuit, where she frequently is joined by Robert Hauk as her partner.
As a teacher, Alicia emphasizes the connection between the partners, and in particular the woman’s ability to not just follow, but to be an equal protagonist in the dance. Her knowledge of the mechanics of what makes the dance work in the “milonguero” embrace is unique.
Alicia’s teaching methods are grounded in her academic training. She holds a degree in Educational Science and Psychology, and she is currently an instructor for university level education students, in addition to her teaching, being a mother of two sons, and running her family real estate business. She is a very warm and caring person who loves to share her knowledge.
is an authentic milonguero with a passionate and elegant style. He transmits the pulse of Buenos Aires from his feet.
Luis teaches Tango in the Argentinean cities of Mar del Plata and Buenos Aires since 2004. Sponsored by the Argentine Consulate in Vienna (Austria), Luis toured Europe in 2009 and he continues returning to Europe every year since alternating his workshops in Austria, Italy, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, and Spain, and regular classes at the prestigious dance hall La Nacional of Buenos Aires.
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