CLAIRE LOEWE has trained in Buenos Aires and London. Her masters include Jorge Dispari & ‘La Turca’, Adrian & Amanda Costa& Andrea Misse& Leandro Palou. Having discovered Tango de Salon, in the Villa Urquiza style about 15 years ago, she has continued to explore and enjoy this wonderful, elegant and intimate style.
Claire has been teaching beginner, intermediate and advanced levels in London for over 12 years, including group and private lessons. Claire is now based in South London, & teaches at her own school, Tangosouthlondon, based at The Constitutional Hall, East Dulwich, and STUDIO HA/LF in Peckham.
Claire has been dancing Tango for over 20 years, including dance performances with the quintet ‘Tango Volcano’ and ‘Tangodansa’ and her own dance company ‘Tangomedio’.
Tango performances include; The London Travel Show – performances at Excel Hagen daas – performing event over three days around London promoting the new Argentinean Dulche de Leche flavour. Tango Volcano – Performances with this live Tango quartet at the Chichester Music Festival, and the Cobden Club and the Union Chapel, London.Numerous professional performances at private events
Other appearances include teaching and performing for Channel 4 on ‘The Fit Farm’, and BBC 2 ‘The Dancers Body’, presented by Deborah Bull.
Claire has also performed for many years as an actress, including world tours with The English Shakespeare Company.
ALBERTO ORTIZ was born in Buenos Aires and has more than 10 years experience of teaching tango and milonga in Buenos Aires tango schools. Beto has been teaching in North London for the past 4 years, and has finally been persuaded to share his understanding of the authentic, porteno tango down South to the students of TSL!
Beto developed his profound knowledge for Tango de Salon by living & breathing it on the dance floors of BA, and by spending many nights with the great dancers of the current & previous generations.This has resulted in a deep understanding of the subtleties & history of this multi-layered dance as culture & expression as it is lived & danced- aspects of which Beto shares with his students in a clear & fun way. This is an invaluable gift to any student……We are very lucky to have him at TSL.
Here, In East Dulwich, there is a true lineage of tango that is firmly based in the genuine tango as it is danced in Argentina, and as it was danced in the Golden Age of tango.