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Alex Krebs - June 2017


Alex Krebs

Alex has been dancing Argentine Tango since 1997 and teaching worldwide since 1998, including performances in Buenos Aires. He has run his all-Argentine tango studio, Tango Berretin, in Portland, Oregon since 2001 and has also studied the bandoneon since 2001 currently directing his sextet.

He is completely fanatic about the dance, and shares his passion with his students. He teaches for the social dance floor, emphasizing the improvisatory side of the dance through a strong communication between the lead and follow and on musicality. Alex tries to give his students the vocabulary necessary so that each person can find their own unique way of dancing -- dancing the tango of their own body.

Weekend Workshops

Saturday June 10th 2017

  • Workshop 1
    Topic: Revisiting pivots and torsion: adapting your technique based on the connection
    Level: Intermediate and above
    Time: 2-3:30pm

  • Workshop 2
    Topic: Musicality - feeling more musical to your partner through varying interpretation and reading expectations
    Level: Intermediate and above
    Time: 3:30-5pm

Sunday June 11th 2017

  • Workshop 3
    Topic: Molinetes: lead and follow technique
    Level: Intermediate and above
    Time: 2-3:30pm

  • Workshop 4
    Topic: Milonga
    Level: Intermediate and above
    Time: 3:30-5pm

  • Musicality Lecture
    Level: All Levels
    Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Location and pricing: $150 for a weekend pass. $130 for full-time students with ID. Everything will take place at: North West Sport and Health, 4001 Brandywine St NW, Washington, DC 20016.


Leader pass - SOLD OUT
Follower pass - SOLD OUT

Alex's travel biography

Boston, Providence (RI), Montreal, Seattle, Austin, San Francisco, New York City, Dallas, Washington D.C., Phoenix, Bellingham, Vancouver (B.C.), Nijmegen (, Toronto, Ann Arbor, MI, Pittsburgh, Albuquerque, Eugene (OR), Berlin, Nijmegen (, La Fraysinette (France)(, Anchorage, Klamath Falls (OR), Mt. Shasta City (CA), Minneapolis (co-teaching with Florencia Taccetti of Buenos Aires), Munich and Augsburg (Germany), Bologna and Modigliana (Italy), Lund (Sweden), Amsterdam, London, Leeds (UK), Totnes (UK), Cambridge (UK), Bristol (UK), Bylaugh (UK), Edinburgh (UK), Yale (New Haven, CT), Urbana (IL), Sun Valley (ID), Maui, Chicago, Newport, Victoria (B.C), Atlanta, Oxford (UK), Raleigh (NC), Bend (OR), Bellingham (WA), Atlanta, and St. Louis

Videos of Alex

Alex and Luciana Valle
Alex and Evan Griffiths
Alex and Jennifer Olson
Alex and Jenna Rohrbacher
OPB video of Alex and the bandoneon

More about Alex

Alex has been influenced by many people and styles, but influenced early on by Mariano "Chicho" Frumboli (musicality), Fabian Salas (structure of the dance), and Damian Esell and Nancy Louzan (posture, walk, elegance). Studied and danced in Buenos Aires for over six months between seven visits. Co-taught and performed with Luciana Valle (BsAs) in Denver, Austin, San Francisco, Boulder, North Carolina, Aspen, London (UK), Bylaugh (UK), Bristol (UK) and has performed with Luciana in Buenos Aires (Torquato Tasso and Centro Cultural Mora), San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle (at the Benaroya Theater with the New York Tango Trio). Alex has co-taught with Florencia Taccetti (BsAs) in Minneapolis, San Francisco, Albuquerque and Pittsburgh and has performed with her in Minneapolis, Portland, Albuquerque, Pittsburgh and San Francisco and performed in London (with Biljana Lipic), Amsterdam (with Yvonne Meissner), Antwerpen (with Esther Heitzer), Florence (w/Yvonne Meissner), Munich and Augsburg (Germany, with Heidrun Fluk).

Has been invited to teach in Beijing, Moscow, Cape Town, Frankfurt, Aachen, Cleveland, New Zealand, and Antwerpen (Belgium).

Has DJ'ed milongas in Portland, Anchorage, Dallas, Ann Arbor, Augsburg (Germany), Cambridge (UK), Seatle, Victoria (B.C.), Salt Lake City, Boulder, Denver, St. Louis, Minneapolis, and the all-night milongas in San Francisco, Washington DC and New York City.

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