Argentine Tango is a highly expressive social dance, created in a two person embrace formed by the leader and the follower. It has no predetermined steps and therefore the learning curve is steep. But once dancers overcome the initial difficulties, learning and dancing lead to shared joy.
I am a passionate tango dancer and shares her knowledge and experience with fellow dancers and beginners. She is an active part of the Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Francisco tango communities, and also shares her skills in her own studio in Salinas.
I have also served on the Tango Monterey Bay Board, as an adviser to TMB's director, from 2015 until 2017.
Carol Ann and a fellow dancer in Santa Cruz
Tango Dance & Music Learning
Carol Ann embarked in a semester-long deep exploration of tango with world-renowned instructors Alex Krebs and Dr. Morgan Luker at Reed College in the Fall of 2017.
With Alex Krebs, Carol Ann deepened her knowledge of tango dancing for the social dance floor. Alex instilled a deep appreciation for improvisation with a strong communication between the lead and follow and an ever increasing search for musicality. She also took private classes with Alex at Tango Berretin, a studio dedicated exclusively to tango.
Carol Ann also stidied with Dr. Morgan Luker, an ethnomusicologist who has studied the cultural politics of Latin American music, On the music side of tango, Carol Ann explored technique and creativity, history, and the present, alongside musicians from around the world.