Gabriel Kallas has been practicing and learning the art of dancing Tango since 2012. He has taken instruction from talented instructors Lucia Petkovic and David Caputto of Idaho Falls for three years. Gabriel has traveled around the region to numerous workshops and Milongas to learn and dance Tango. The Teton Tango group practices every Monday in the DW studios and has a strong core group of leaders and followers that enjoy sharing their knowledge of dancing Tango with beginners.
Gabriel Kallas instructs the following:
- Tango Practica
The Teton Tango group practices social Argentine Tango. This Tango style is danced at Milongas (a tango dance) around the world. It can be danced in an open or closed embrace. The three main types of music consist of Tango, Milonga and Vals. The music can be traditional or alternative (modern). The dance itself has endless possibilities and steps, and the music can be interrupted in many different ways. It’s a challenging and very rewarding dance!
More about Tango: A partner dance that originated in the 1880's along the River Plate, the natural border between Argentina and Uruguay. Tango has many different styles of dance and music. The typical instruments that you’ll hear in a Tango orchestra are Bandoneon, piano, guitar, violin, double bass as well as the human voice.