Bold, elegant, sensual, intellectual, bitter, sweet, delicate, expressive, mystical Argentine tango adds a perfect spark to your busy life. For more than a century, tango salons have served a natural milieu for social networking, looking for love, and chilling out with style. Tango culture is a world in itself, with its own secrets and challenges. Luckily, we’ve got a professional tango teacher from Argentina here in Kiev.
Hernán «Che» Ohaco owes his tango to famous Argentine choreographers Mario Morales and Rodolfo Dinzel. Passionate and creative, he has performed at the most discerning milongas of Buenos Aires, such as El Beso, Porteño y Bailarin, La Milonguita de Palermo. With a degree in education and an army instructor’s experience, he is known as a consistent, efficient and entertaining tango teacher both for the stage and for the social dancefloor.
Since 2011, Hernán is based in Helsinki as a co-founder of Tango Academy Pasional, organizer of First Tango Argentino Finlandia festival, co-host and resident DJ of Milonga Pacifico, co-producer of theatrical dance enterprises Alma de Bohemio and Magical Palladium Nights, in partnership with Kaisa Saarinen. Hernán and Kaisa are famous all around Finland for their classes and workshops with various Argentine maestros. Now their own students teach at Tango Academy Pasional, allowing them to travel.
Having worked for Moscow’s biggest tango clubs La Milonga & Planetango, Hernán gave several successful workshops in Kiev. Inspired with the city and its people, he decided to stay in Ukraine from June till August.
Natalia Orlova abandoned her legal career in 2008 to attend 4 major tango schools in Kiev and travel all around Europe for workshops, private lessons and teaching courses by such maestros as Alejandra Mantiñan, Sigrid van Tilbeurgh, Cecilia García, Horacio Godoy, Marcelo Varela, Pablo Inza, Nany Peralta, Dana Frigoli, Graciela Gonzalez, Milena Plebs, Julio Balmaceda and Corina de la Rosa, Juana Sepulveda, Javier Rodriguez, Geraldine Rojas, Sebastian Arce and Mariana Montes, Carlitos Espinoza and Noelia Hurtado, Esteban Moreno and Claudia Codega, Diego “El Pájaro” Riemer and María Belén Giachello, Sebastián Jiménez and María Inés Bogado, Los Rosales, Yanina Quiñones, Silvina Vals, Veronica Toumanova, Eleonora Kalganova, Ismael Ludman and Maria Mondino, Martin Maldonado and Maurizio Ghella, Céline Giordano and Alexis Quezada, Murat Erdemsel, Javier Díaz, Filippo Avignonesi, Gustavo Guarnieri, Andrés Laza Moreno and many more.
In 2012, after years of tango DJing, organizing milongas, assisting guest teachers and giving private lessons, Natalia founded Aliento del Tango school, now rebranded as A bailar! – with its blog gaining international renown.
Inviting various maestros to familiarize the students with their unique skills and steps, Natalia is responsible for the consistency of training to help you develop your own tango. Savvy of anatomy and neuroscience, relying on a vast collection of methods, exercises and clues, she is a master of debugging and decoding every “what” into an easy “how”.
Timetable and prices
8 Klovskyi uzviz, 4th floor, “Sputnik Dance” studio
(7 minute walk from Metro Klovska, say “tango” to pass the guard)
Tango for beginners:
19:00 – 20:30 Monday, 20:00 – 21:30 Wednesday
Intermediate / advanced group:
19:00 – 20:30 Tuesday (tango salon), Thursday (tango milonguero)
20:30 – 22:00 Monday (tango), Tuesday (tango vals), Thursday (tango milonga)
1 class = UAH 100 per person, 8 classes = UAH 640.
7/14 Akademika Bohomoltsia St., “Selfbalance” studio
(between Metro Klovska and Arsenalna, from “La Veranda” restaurant turn right and follow through the archway, then ring the bell on the first door on your right)
Fridays, 19:00 – 20:30. Solo technique & style with Natalia
Saturdays, 17:15 – 18:45. Premium minigroup beginner class
Saturdays, 18:45 – 20:15. Moderated practica
Sundays, 13:00 – 14:30. Premium minigroup beginner class
Sundays, 14:30 – 16:00. Solo technique & style with Hernán
Sundays, 16:00 – 17:30. Tango escenario workshops
If you don’t have a partner, tell us your height, so we find you an assistant among intermediary students. Or, for still more efficient training, combine individual tango lessons with a course of solo tango technique and style where you learn to master your own body and explore both the leader’s and the follower’s roles.
If you are a couple, or a company of two men, or two men and one lady, enjoy some discounts:
Price per person, UAH
single with assistant
of a couple or company
1 premium minigroup class
1 month of classes
|8 * 450 = 3600||
8 * 400 = 3200
3 months of classes
24 * 400 = 9600
24 * 350 = 8400
1 month of practicas
|4 * 200 = 800||
4 * 150 = 600
3 months of practicas
12 * 200 = 2400
12 * 150 = 1800
|1 month of technique||4 * 175 = 700|
|3 months of technique||12 * 150 = 1800|
|1 month, all technique||8 * 150 = 1200|
|3 months, all technique||24 * 125 = 3000|
|3 months = 24 classes,
12 practicas, 12 techniques
(9600 + 2400 + 1800)
(8400 + 1800 + 1800)
|1 month = 8 classes,
4 practicas, 4 techniques
(3600 + 800 + 700)
(3200 + 600 + 700)
|1 month = 4 workshops||1600||4 * 400 = 800|
|3 months = 12 workshops||3600||12 * 300 = 1800|
All weekend classes, workshops, techniques and practicas:
1 month = 4 weekends = 30 hours = UAH 9000 per couple or single person with assistant;
3 months = 12 weekends = 90 hours = UAH 23000 per couple or single person with assistant.
What can one learn in a 3 month summer tango course for beginners?
● Listening to your own and your partner’s body.
● Hearing the music, anticipating its flow, dancing your emotions.
● Leading, following and indulging in it.
● Improvising with various simple steps among other couples.
● Dancing tango, tango vals and tango milonga with character.
A dance is often compared to a language. Steps = vocabulary, technique = grammar and pronunciation, navigation = fostering, musicality = literary style, and the sense is made of our life experience and the moment’s mood.
With time, you learn to “compose poems” and “sparkle with wit”. Let’s make a nice and easy start with “small talk” :)
Where can you fulfil your skill?
● At milongas in Kiev and worldwide.
Tango is an international clan embracing you wherever you are. Explore the intricacies of tango codes, enjoying the festive and flirtatious atmosphere of social tango dancing.
● At tango festivals and marathons.
Dance till you drop – with new friends, to live orchestras, after master classes and sightseeing, at palaces and hangars, in the parks and in the squares, on the beach or on the boat, in a salt mine or in the middle of a desert by torchlight!
● At any smooth surface
(in the kitchen, on the roof, or stranded at an airport, you name it).
● At the capital of tango!
We organize 2- and 4-week tango trips to Buenos Aires in November and in March, that include cheap flights, accommodation at an apartment house with individual kitchens and a grill terrace, guided tours around historic tango streets and venues, optional excursions to Montevideo and Iguazú, minigroup classes by world-famous maestros, as well as wining, dining and having all the fun at the best milongas of the day.
+38 050 351 4588