“Teaching is more than imparting knowledge, it is inspiring change “
Our teachers – Judit & Lucas
“Our passion is Argentine Tango. Our aim is to make you experience the pleasure of dancing.“
- More than 30 years of combined teaching experience
- Their teaching method is an effective fusion of the European style and the Argentinian roots. They were coming from two very different backgrounds – Lucas was born in Argentina and trained by the most renowned masters (most importantly Mingo and Esther Pugliese, Gustavo Naveira and Mariano Chicho Frúmboli) and Judit was born in Budapest and had a strong classical dance background.
- They performed in various milongas and festivals in Buenos Aires (as El Yeite Tango Festival and the prestigious C.I.T.A) and appeared in TV shows, and movies.
More about Judit & Lucas
The Argentine Lucas, son of a family of artists and dancers, started to dance at the age of 12 with his sister Monica Molina Gazcon in Buenos Aires. The most renowned masters (most importantly Mingo and Esther Pugliese, Gustavo Naveira and Mariano Chicho Frúmboli) trained him. He won numerous tango competitions in Argentina and he was invited to Europe, the U.S. and China from a young age. He also participated in some of the most famous tango movies, like the cultic ‘The Tango Lesson’.
Judit, born in Budapest, and trained in a country where tango has just appeared, in a continent conquered by this dance but still far from its origins. Driven by her passion for the dance, she has been visiting Buenos Aires from the time she was yet studying at University, over and over again and she ended up staying there longer periods too. Eager to take as many lessons of tango as she could, while living there, she learnt the language as a side effect of the constant improvement of her dancing skills.
Lucas had dance partners like Ariadna Naveira, Soledad Larretapia, Vanessa Fatauros, Natalia Cristobal, Cecilia Piccini, Melina Sol Greco and also at different shows he worked together with partners like Johana Copes, Inés Muzzopappa and Alejandra Gutty. He performed several times in the prestigious C.I.T.A, Buenos Aires, and was invited to various festivals and shows to Europe, China and the US. He also was a dancer of Riga’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ programme when working in Estonia.
Judit back in Budapest got opportunities to perform at such prominent venues as the National Dance Theatre or the Opera House. She started her own school and went on tour around Europe for a couple of years.
2014 was the year when Lucas and Judit met and had their first but definitely not last dance together in Buenos Aires. By that year, he had 22 years of experience in tango and Judit had been dancing for 14 years. After just a couple of months of working together, they already performed in various milongas and festivals in Buenos Aires (as El Yeite Tango Festival and the prestigious C.I.T.A). They spend the greatest part of the year in Budapest where they have regular courses and from there they have the possibility to travel on the weekends to different cities in Europe where they perform and teach.
The topic of Judit & Lucas workshop ( july 03.04.)
How many ways are there to embrace in tango? How many ways can you walk & move in harmony with your partner?
Certainly there’s a personal aspect, that no one can teach you, that is the feeling, emotions and expressions that you put in your dance.
But there’s also a colorful and exciting range of possibilities that offer you an incredible deepness and sooo many layers in the dance.
The hug can be triangular or paralel. But also according to the movement that you’re doing it should be flexible, soft or sometimes more toned.
You can be balanced together by leaning towards each other (apilado) or being on your own axis or even hanging out (mostly known from the colgadas but there are also more subtle moments too).
When you walk you can project your free leg or initiate the movement from the base leg.
All these technical things had their part in the exciting history of tango.
In the workshop the use of these techniques were reviewed and sequences were created where participants could apply everything so to see how they can embrace these possibilities later on in their improvisation making their tango more versatile and deep – not just technically but most importantly breathing the history of tango.