Geoffré Dominessy will teach with Jola Rafinska a 75-min class right before our KATS milonga on Sunday the 24th at Absolute Ballroom (yes, it is this coming Sunday!).
The class will be: “Walking with D’Arienzo & DiSarli: Staccato vs. Legato in the Tango sense”
Surely, a not-to-be-missed event for your Sunday evening!
Fee for class AND milonga together: $15 for members, $20 for non-members
We will start the class at 5:30 pm, then have a 15-min break after the class and have our milonga from 7-9 pm. Please do join us!!
Geoffré will be coming back to Knoxville for a weekend workshop January 24-26. Details to follow. Here is his bio:
After serving as a Captain in the United States Army and deploying to Baghdad, Iraq, with the 10th Mountain Division, Geoff left the service and moved to Buenos Aires to fully dedicate himself to the study of Argentine Tango. Initially only planning to stay in Buenos Aires for six months, he ended up living in the Tango capital a total of three years.
During his time there he studied with
- Ines Muzzopapa & Dante Sanchez
- Alejandra Gutty
- Aldana Silveyra & Diego Ortega
- Mariana Dragone
- Pancho Martinez Pey
- Paola Tacchetti & Jose Luis Ferrarro
- Paola Sanz & Facundo de la Cruz
- Cristina Sosa & Daniel Nacucchio
- Javier Rodriguez
- Ariadna Naveira & Fernando Sanchez
- Moira Castellano.
In 2013, along with his friend and then partner, Delia Hou, he was chosen as a Finalist in both the “Vals” and “Milongueros del Mundo” categories in Buenos Aires’ city championship (Campeonato de Baile de la Ciudad). In this championship Delia and Geoff won the third place trophy in the category of “Milongueros del Mundo.” A few months later in August they competed in the World Championships of Tango (Mundial de Baile,Tango de Pista). After ranking 7th in the semifinals of a championship with an inscription of over 400 couples, they were selected as Finalists. They danced and competed in front of an audience of over 5000 spectators at Luna Park, an honor and incredible experience that he will never forget.
Geoff has taught workshops in Wroclaw, Poland; Houston, Texas; Fort Polk, Shreveport, and Alexandria in Louisiana; and has taught private lessons in Buenos Aires. He also completed an administrative internship at Dance Manhattan in New York City. Geoff has returned to the US and continues his personal pursuit of an elegant yet powerful Tango. He looks forward to sharing what he has learned from the years he lived in Argentina and continues to seek excellence in his own dance.
Links to Championship Finals videos:
- Finals of the Buenos Aires City Championship where Geoff and his partner (Couple #421) won the third place trophy in the category “Milongueros Del Mundo.”
- The World Tango Championship at Luna Park where Geoff and his partner (Couple #282) were finalists in the category “Tango de Pista” (formerly Tango Salón).