Eugene Tango

Eugene Tango Instructors


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Noah Brenner

Both in Noah's dancing and teaching, the comfort of the connection, the expression of the music, and the freedom of creativity are of utmost importance. Technique is important, but only because it is a means to those ends.

Noah discovered Argentine tango in 2005 and immediately got hooked. In addition to the connection, creativity, and community it provided, it also greatly influenced his personal philosophy which he integrates into his teaching. Noah sees tango as a combination and refinement of completely natural elements already existing in each person: We walk, we are moved by music, and we communicate non-verbally.

Noah teaches a weekly introductory tango class in addition to private lessons and group classes. You can often find him out on the dance floor – every chance he can get.

noah@noahbrenner.com | (541)687-5861 | tango.noahbrenner.com

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Marisela Rizik

The moment I walked into my first tango class in Eugene in 1999, I knew I wanted to be a tango dancer. I traveled to Buenos Aires in 2000 to further my tango studies and have returned almost every year since then, trying each time to permeate the elusive essence of tango dancing  its music and its culture.

I bring to my teaching years of training with many of the best teachers in Argentina. I also bring my imagination as a fiction-published writer, my knowledge as a Spanish language teacher and years of training and studies in physical movement.

Tango is a unique dance with properties I have not found in any other dance, it is an encompassing journey that keeps me challenged and wanting for more. My goal as an instructor is to bring that magical and contagious feeling that make dancing tango so engaging to me.

In Eugene, my hometown, I organize weekly social dancing (milongas) teach group and private lessons and perform occasionally. I also have been organizing groups to dance in Buenos Aires. 
 Questions, please contact me at: 541-485-6647 Mrizik@aol.com. www.mariselarizik.com

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Rebecca Rorick Smith

Regular visiting instructor

 Rebecca began her relationship with Tango in 1999, while pursuing her BFA in Eugene, OR. Realizing upon graduation that her artistic ardor was best expressed in the medium of Argentine Tango she began instructing, organizing, and djing at Eugene's Tango Center. Adopting a nomadic dance-driven lifestyle, Rebecca has worked with numerous sprouting communities and regional institutions. She lived in Boston partnering with Eric Lindgren at the MIT Tango Club for 4 years and then moved to Berlin working at the famous Tango schools Mala Junta and Tangotanzenmachtshoen. Rebecca has been fortunate to work with many of North America's Professionals in both leading and following roles. She has spent ample time studying in Argentina and Europe resulting in a comprehension of Tango's facets widely respected by her peers. Rebecca treasures the emergence of personal expression within the form. She offers her students compassionate accessible guidance and a duel focus on technique and quality of experience.

contact her at: rebeccaroricksmith@gmail.com

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