The tango couple whom the world have been loving is coming to Washington, DC in December!
I’m thrilled to announce that Sebastian Jimenez and Maria Ines Bogado are coming to Washington, DC for a weekend of workshops and performance!Having won the world tango championship (Mundial de Tango) in the category of Tango Salon in 2010, they are currently one of the most sought-after couples in tango. As disciples of the legendary Carlos Perez and Rosa Forte, they exemplify the elegance and beauty of tango salon. Accordingly, their workshops also focus on tango salon rooted in tradition. All of their workshop material is directly applicable to dancing at milongas!If this is the first time you hear about them, this is them:
Their visit to DC in December will be their first ever visit to the east coast!
Meet them in person and learn from them the decades of tradition in tango salon. Take this amazing opportunity!
Sebastian Jimenez began his dance training at the age of 4 with Folklore Argentino. At age 10, he discovered the Tango and clung definitely. From 14 years was associated with one of the best living exponent in tango (Carlos Perez and Rosa Forte). He began working as a couple with Maria Ines Bogado at the end of 2007, performing in the most traditional milongas. In 2008, he began to prepare for the competition “Metropolitan Championship” and became the Metropolitan champions of 2010 in the vals category. Having turned 18 and with this result, he was encouraged to participate in the Mundial de Tango (world tango championship), where he became the World Champions of Tango Salon 2010 and the youngest champion ever.
María Inés Bogado
Maria Ines Bogado began dancing at age 13 in Folklore Argentino. At 18 finishing her study, she discovered tango, taking classes from Cristina and Diego Gauna Pugni. Since 2007, she has been dedicated to learning from Carlos Perez and Rosa Forte in Club Sunderland, one of the most important teachers and figures of tango salon. She began working as a couple with Sebastian Jimenez in 2007 and with him, won the Metropolitan tango championship in the vals category and the world tango championship in the tango salon category in 2010.
Workshops: Dansez Dansez, 4907 Rugby Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
Performance: Capital Ballroom Dance Studio, 7800 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
Sunday milonga (not part of the workshop/performance package): 7:30pm to 10:30pm Sunday 12/21. Stroga, 1808 Adams Mill Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009. $13
Saturday 12/20, 2014
2pm-3:15pm: Workshop 1. Embrace and elegant movements, key elements of Tango Salon
3:20pm-4:35pm: Workshop 2. Giros I: improving the communication during giros
4:45pm-6:00pm: Workshop 3. Cadence: steps and sequences from the 40’s
10pm-3am: Performance at Milonga Zandunga
Sunday 12/21, 2014
1pm-2:15pm: Workshop 4. Lapices and enrosques for leaders and followers
2:20pm-3:35pm: Workshop 5. Giros II: different sequences and effects for giros and contra-giros
3:45pm-5pm: Workshop 6. Sequences with barridas, sacadas and boleos
Weekend pass: $160 (6 workshops, 1 milonga with performance) ($128 for students with a valid ID – show later at the door or email a scan)
One day pass: $80 (3 workshops) ($65 for students with a valid ID – show later at the door or email a scan)
Drop-in: $30/workshop ($25 for students with a valid ID – show later at the door or email a scan)
Private lessons are available on Wednesday 12/17, Thursday 12/18, Friday 12/19, and Sunday 12/21 (just a few spots on Sunday). You (or you and your partner) can take the private lesson with both of them or one of them. Send me a message to with your preferred dates and times (1 hour slots) and whether you have bought a weekend pass, a one day pass, or none (this is the order of priorities). I’ll let you know the prices and arrange for you.
Registration has been completely SOLD OUT! Thanks so much and see you all in the workshop weekend!