Argentine Folkloric Dance
The Argentine folk dances we're teaching are El
Gato and La Chacarera. These dances are playful and flirtatious. Couples
circle each other
in a quick waltz-based rhythm in set choreographies. Men perform short
tap sequences (zapateo) while the women swish full skirts (zarandeo).
No taps, please.
International Argentine dance star Pampa Cortés
hails from Santiago del Estero, Argentina. His long and illustrious
career includes performing and choreographing for both Argentine tango
and folkloric shows. He is Artist in Residence for Tango & More
Argentine Dance in San Francisco, California. The Maestro shares his
fifty years experience as a performer, choreographer, director, and
teacher with audiences and students in the US, Canada, Europe,
Japan, Central & South America. Clean footwork
and elegant masculinity are the hallmarks of his artistic work and
have inspired thousands of people to both successful dancer
careers and social dance enjoyment.