FEB 20 Karen & Tate Argentine Tango week in Gainesville Feb 20-23/2020

Join SPECIAL GUEST Tate Di Chiazza (Buenos Aires) w Tangogypsies Karen jaffe ( Asheville, NC) in Gainesville for several opportunities to study, dance and upgrade your Tango!

Thursday Feb 20 at Thuys (message Steve for directions)
730p- 9p WS1 “Advanced Fundamentals” followed by practica until 10:30p. Every experienced dancer knows the secret to better dancing is to revisit the all important fundamentals. The base, axis, posture, intention, impulse; explore with us to recognize, refine, rethink and recalibrate your foundation. It’s all in the details!

Saturday Feb 22 Hip Moves Dance Studio, 708 NW 23rd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32609
12pm-130p WS2 “Intelligent Embrace”
Work less and produce more. Structure, tension, timing and flow. Explore how to adapt your embrace for more clarity, comfort, and connection.
2-330p WS3 “Co-Creation” Create more dynamic movement by collaborating. BOTH dancers contribute to the whole, to express a larger variety of qualities, amplitudes and feelings, perhaps even to find some unexpectedly pleasing moments. Share the experience.

JOIN US Saturday NIGHT We’ll be driving to TAMPA for DIva Tangos milonga w/ Jose Garafulo
at SImones Salsa 8336 W Hillsboro Av

Sunday Feb 23 at Thuys
4p-530p WS4 “Musical Tools” followed by practilonga until 7p
Dive more deeply into the intricacies of the beautiful traditional music to better “draw” the music with your dance! So much variety, so many possibilities……
It’s not WHAT you do, but HOW you do it.

Best deal! FULL- All 4 workshops/practicas;
$85 (payable Thursday)
Individual Workshops -$25 (includes practicas)

Our workshops are designed to start at a fundamental level and progress based on the level and ability of the group, by the end to engage and challenge the most experienced dancers!

LIMITED private lessons available at Thuys
Thursday and Friday Feb 20/21 to schedule kjtangogypsy@gmail.com.
(for individual or couple)
Tate $100/hr;3/$250 Karen $75/hr;3/$200
w both instructors $150/hr;3/$400 ( up to 6 dancers)

WHO R we and WHY study wth us?
Tate Di Chiazza, is an international artist visiting from Buenos Aires. Since his teens he has studied with masters, worked teaching and performing Argentine Tango in Buenos Aires, including long running classes at the most popular tango club “La Viruta”. Tate has traveled extensively, around the world with Tango, both as an instructor and performer. He toured with the famous show “Tanguera” from 2002-2009. www.tatetango.com

Karen Jaffe lives near Asheville, NC. In her 20+ years of Tango she has supported dancers through offering weekly classes, social dances, has organized dozens of events and has traveled extensively to continue her own education and to teach. Her reputation in both the SE region and wider Argentine Tango community is that of a skilled and engaging partner and teacher with well refined technique.

Together they have over 40 years of experience dancing, teaching and performing Argentine Tango!

Videos of performances

Thank you for your support. We are excited to see familiar faces and to meet new people!

Tango Retreat 2020

September 15-30, 2020

Reserve your spot at the contact form below!

Tango Retreat is an immersive travel experience that combines the exciting Buenos Aires Tango scene and its socio-cultural offerings with the unparalleled beauty and the pure air of the Sierras de los Comechingones in the province of San Luis.

Experience Buenos Aires through Milongas and special classes. Tour historical monuments, stroll through the old neighborhoods that saw the birth of Tango, witness and dance to live orchestras, indulge in the typical cuisine of the city including its world-class meats and Malbec wines.

After a week of urban adventure in  Buenos Aires, we will travel to Merlo and Carpinteria in the province of San Luis, a unique region located in the geographical center of Argentina, known for having the 3rd microclimate of the world. At an elevation of between 800 and 900 meters above sea level, this natural paradise has endless touristic and culinary possibilities. We will traverse  the land of the Comechingones (the indigenous tribe that once populated the mountain area), hiking along rivers, mountains, and waterfalls, and sampling the regional cuisine.

We will also continue training our Tango every day with special classes and well known international teachers. Training our Tango dance in a natural and quieter environment will give us the possibility of absorbing all this knowledge in a more relaxed way.In addition to classes, we’ll engage in talks and discussion  to build our knowledge and help broaden our perspective on Tango.

Tango Retreat is designed to be a truly a unique experience that will ignite your passion and joy for Tango like nothing else. Registration is limited, so reserve your spot now by completing the form below or emailing tangoretreat@tangosaires.com!

All dance training will take place in hotel facilities for the convenience of the students. Space is limited for a more intimate, personalized experience.

2020 US Tour

I’m setting my hopes to return to the US in August to join Karen Jaffe on another US Tour…can you help make it possible?


Friends, organizers, and Tangueros – help bring me back to the US for a 2019-2020 tour!

From 2017-2018, I toured all across the US with Karen Jaffe. We covered a total of 25,000 miles, re-uniting with old friends and making new friends, which is the best gift of this profession.

It was an arduous job with very rewarding results in each of the communities we visited. We have learned a lot together, and we are really happy for the opportunity. Thanks to each and every one of you for your support, for having contributed in one way or another to make the 2017-2018 tour possible. From the organizers in each community and city, as well as all those people who so kindly opened the doors of their homes to host us, and of course all our dear students who taught us so much – to all of you, infinite thanks!

Karen and I are looking towards the future. We want to continue our work in a more sustainable way because, despite having been an incredible experience, we also understand that it is too long a time to be away from our loved ones, families and homes. This time, we are asking you, our friends, to help sponsor my expenses to return to the US in 2019.

As you all know I am Argentinian, that is to say that I live in Argentina, and every time we plan a similar tour there are several things that I have to pay for.

The 2 largest expenses are:
1. Flights from Argentina to the USA, which are between $1,300 and $1,700 USD
2. All the paperwork, filing fees and taxes of the “P3” work visa, also including the US lawyer’s fee, which costs approximately $3,500 USD

Our goal is to raise $5,000 USD to help cover these costs, and to achieve our objective of working at a more sustainable pace, where we can find more of a balance of work, home and family.

For this tour, ideally, I’d like to be able to go back and forth and actually travel a total of approximately 6 months. If we can raise the money for the visa and initial flight, that would be a huge support! It is that initial amount that is the heaviest thing for me. Reaching this fundraising goal would ease my stress and help me to be able to afford the remaining flights for the year.

For my prior visits, Karen has generously paid for the visa and flight up front. Then, after months of work, I manage to raise what is necessary to pay off my debt to her. Only then do I begin to make a profit from my work. My hope is that with this fundraiser, Karen and I can spend more time collaborating to bring tango to your community, and less time worrying about making ends meet financially.

In return for your generosity, I am offering special gifts!
*For donations of $100: I’ll send you my “10 Best Tango Tips”, a special document I’ve created just for you, my tanguero friends!
*For donations of $250: You’ll be invited to a live group Q&A session with me! I’ll set these dates as we reach our goal, and I’ll offer multiple times for you to join. (You’ll also receive the $100 donation gift.)
*For donations of $500: I’ll offer you a private 1-hour virtual session with me! You can ask me all your tango questions, and I’ll give you personal advice about how to improve your dance. (You’ll also receive the $250 and $100 donation gifts.)
*For donations of $1000 – I’ll give you a private 1-hour in-person session, or two 1-hour virtual sessions if we can’t meet in person, so you can spend even more time with me. (You’ll also receive all of the other gifts.)

We have heard from most of the communities we visited that you would like to have us visit again. We would also like that!  We are asking for your financial support to help make this happen.  We are grateful for whatever you can donate. Everything helps.

I really think that if we all collaborate, the new tour will be possible. We still have a lot to share, a lot to offer and learn. I hope to see you soon!

Love for all, and live the Tango!!!!