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The Astoria Tango School is dedicated to continuing the tradition of the Argentine Tango — the music, poetry, artistry and social dance phenomenon. Our goal is to nurture the legacy of the Tango, bringing this rich cultural heritage to New York City while maintaining a strong connection to the Tango’s roots.
Our focus is on the social dance with its codes, musicality and elegance. These are the pillars of the dance as it is taught in Buenos Aires and they are relevant today on dance floors around the world!
The Astoria Tango School offers authentic Tango Argentino instruction in a relaxed, friendly and supportive atmosphere, in true Argentine style.
Jorge Torres – Director
Jorge Torres began his dance training at the age of 3 under the tutelage of Norberto Guichenduc. His training began within the different styles of Argentine Folk dances. Soon thereafter, Mr. Norberto Guichenduc, recognizing Jorge’s natural talent, became his personal trainer, mentor and friend for life. Thus began years of classical training in ballet, tango, and performance. Even before graduating from his studies to be a dance teacher himself, Jorge had begun his professional career at the internationally renowned Teatro Colon of Buenos Aires.
Jorge Torres has studied the art of Argentine Tango from dancers and teachers of great stature, including Rodolfo Dinzel, Pepito Avellaneda, and Antonio Todaro. He has performed in noted tango houses and theaters in Argentina along with renowned tango orchestras such as Sexteto Mayor in Santiago’s Municipal Theatre-Chile. His extensive list of shows includes “Imagenes”, “Tango y Añoranzas”, “La Pesada del Tango”, “Tangokinesis”, “Tanguisimo 91”,”Tango Tango”, “Viva Tango”, “Tango Passion”, “Buenos Aires Tango Show”, “Tango Seduction”, and the Broadway and international hit “Forever Tango”, for which he has been the Dance Captain since May 1995. He has coordinated shows such as “World Tango Week” in Tokyo and Directed the Show “Tango Legend” attracting record breaking results each time. He was a member of the jury for the First World Championship of Argentinean Tango in Buenos Aires in 2003 as well as in 2009, the jury for the Asian Championship in 2011 and has been the main jury for the USA Tango Championships since 2007.
From early 1995 util 2007 Jorge has been part of the original cast of the Broadway hit show “Forever Tango” and was nominated in 1998 for a Tony award for best choreography. The show ran for over a year at the Marquis Theater, New York, U.S.A. In that same year “Forever Tango” was also nominated for best choreography by the Outer Critics Circle and nominated for four awards including best choreography by the Drama Desk. Jorge served as the Dance Captain to the company since May, 1997.
Jorge Torres is the consummate professional who has achieved the highest standards and accolades. Nonetheless his personal mantra remains: “in order to succeed you must always believe you are wearing a white belt”.
He has recorded ‘A Evaristo Carriego’ in the video “Dancing in the moment” with Karen Kain for the Canadian Broadcasting Company directed by Luis Bravo.
As Dance captain of “Forever Tango ”, Creative Director of The Shimmy Club, Inc. , Juror of the tango championships, and Artistic Director for the American Tango Institute , he is constantly touring across the USA, Asia and Europe, teaching and inspiring others in the art of Argentine Tango.
He resides in New York City, and is the Director of the Astoria Tango School
Learn the Tango essentials: Lead & follow, walk, embrace, rhythm & musicality in a relaxed and friendly manner.
Gustavo Rios, Tango Salon Champion at the USA Tango Championship, will guide you while you take your first “Tango Steps”.
Every Wednesday @ 7:30pm
Every Wednesday 7:30pm
7:30pm to 9pm
7:30pm to 9pm
9pm to 11pm
$20 Lesson + Practice
Food and drinks available on premisses.
ASTORIA TANGO SCHOOL
Centro Español de Queens
41-01 Broadway (@ 41st Street)
Astoria, Queens 11103
R or M Trains to Steinway
(only 3 stops from Manhattan)