Diego Calarco consolidated his teaching method in twenty eight years of dancing and eleven of teaching. Taking the example of his great masters, he managed to combine the classical methods with creativity and logic of the movement, joining porteño and European cultures.
His method is based on the isolation of movement parts, on emphasizing the individual and the couple mental and bodily communication given by the essence of tango. Every movement is analyzed, studied, broken down in each part, to join up with the passion and elegance, creating a fluid technique.
“Tango is a dance to play in a room with no mirrors: you have to feel, not to watch”
(Diego Calarco, 2008).
The standard tango course consists of five years of studies: beginner, three levels of intermediate and advanced, followed by improvement workshops. It begins with the study of balance, body awareness dancing, body communication, and the foundations of tango salon and milonga, together with the basis of musicality.
This method’s goal is to combine the historical basis of the tango milonguero and canyengue, fathers of tango salon, with the modern dynamics of tango nuevo. It focuses on tango salon in order to give you strong traditional technique bases, together with the movements and dynamics of tango nuevo, creating a classic-modern style that does not alter the elegance and purity of movement.
The dancer then will get an open mind and a mastery of technique, capable of embracing all styles of tango, all identities of dancing partners and all kinds of music.
“Un buen bailarín así como se adapta a cada cuerpo, se
debe saber adaptar a cada estilo que propone el compañero y también saberse adaptar a la musica”
(Diego Calarco 2008)