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2017 NZ Teachers

Introducing your 2017 Beginner and Second Step teachers

Introducing your Feldenkrais teacher

Tango del Alma

We are a team of 6 teachers who follow the milonguero style of dance from the golden age of tango , between 1935 and 1952.tango del alma

The dance is small, social, simple and sensual with the emphasis on fun, more fun, the embrace, connection with your partner and the music. It's a close embrace dance. No partner needed. We try to balance genders in the class.



021 562 825 


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Tango Collab

TangoCollab2Tango Collab Wellington is a collaboration of Tango teachers combining skill and experience who are committed to growing and maturing the tango community in NZ.

Our philosophy is an inclusive one where we value all styles of Argentine Tango and encourage individuals to find their own path in expressing and experiencing the dance we love.

We act as a focal point for organising visiting teachers, tango events, performances, tango facilitated leadership training, and arranging tuition and choreography for professional theatre, film, weddings and events.

We've created a collaboration of teachers to make the Saturday Classes a regular feature in the Wellington Tango Scene. Local teachers have included Matthew Civil, Monica Gomez, Sanjay Pancha, Nina van Duynhoven, Toni Balland, Peter Williamson, Grant Major, Eileen Baxter, Olivia Sumich, Ian Wilson, and Irina Nearonova, Alex White, and Silvina Pugliese.

We invite many other teachers to collaborate and teach and have facilitated visits by many out of town teachers including Sebastian Arrua and Mira Barakat, Pedro Alvarez, Marian Maguire, Grant Fromont and Kasha Szot, Hosanna Heinrich and Anibal Montenegro, Vio Saraza, and Quique Millar.

We promote tango through involvement in events such as Cuba Dupa or the New Zealand Tango Festival.

Matthew Civil: 

0274 882 646 


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Viva Latina Dance

Alex White has been teaching Argentine Tango & other Latin-American dance in Wellington and abroad for just over 20 years. He started learning to dance as a teenager while living in Argentina. Alex and his assistants enjoy sharing their passion and decades of experience in dance.Alex


Alex White:

tel: 021 8482 53 (021 VIVA LD)


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Tango Lessons Wellington - Stephen White & Elke Schaefer

Elke Schafer and Stephen White from Tango Lessons Wellington, teach Tango Salon and close embrace styles, as you would find in social dancing. We focus on the students needs - providing  clear guidance in how to dance tango, the learning experience is comfortable, fun and enjoyable. We provide individual attention and encouragement learning this wonderful dance. We teach every Monday and Wednesday in the CBD.
Elke Stephen


Phone: 0220245311

Email: dance@tangolessons.co.nz

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Anne-Maree Therkleson and Nicki Everton 

Anne-Maree has been dancing tango for 20 years and has been teaching tango since 2001. She is currently based in Nelson where she teaches regular Monday night classes, runs milongas, DJs and convenes three intimate festivals in NZ each year: Summer Tango in Nelson, Winter Tango in Hanmer and Spring Tango in Auckland. She also takes tango tours to Buenos Aires and Patagonia. She embodies the tango life!

Anne-Maree's teaching style is energetic, informative and fun, focussing on good technique to help the dancer find a clear path for communication and connection. She works within both the close and sliding embraces enhancing the dancers experience. Sprinkled with musicality and tips for navigation, her classes are known for being like an immersive experience.

Nicki is an advanced student and invaluable teaching assistant of Anne-Maree’s. She has been dancing for 7 years. When asked how she felt about tango here’s what Nicki said “I love the journey you travel, from the embrace, the first step to the last. One step at a time, until the final note of music. Listening to the music so connected with your partner, each step your best, not knowing what is coming next, every dance is a unique experience. It’s a privilege to have the opportunity to dance tango.

Anne-Maree and Nicki are looking forward to sharing their love of tango with you in the second step classes.





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Body Balance - Sue Field

I offer a unique combination of massage and movement/postural education (Feldenkrais Method).   I have over 20 years' experience, and I'm passionate about helping you to improve your quality of life.

Feldenkrais classes will run on Saturday and Sunday in the lunch hour, see workshop timetable for location.


Text or phone 0274667123.

Email sue@bbl.net.nz




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