Gem Duras

Gem Duras

Expert Argentine Tango instruction

Authentic Argentine Tango as danced and performed in the halls and stages of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Group and private lessons in New Haven, Hartford Metropolitan areas including Milford, Norwalk, Danbury, Stamford, Middletown, Enfield CT and Westchester NY. Schedule...

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Performances, choreography, wedding dances...

Annual Buenos Aires Tour...

Connecticut Tango Festival...

Advanced tango technique, strength and balance training

Gem and Dale

Jorge "Gem" Duras has been dancing tango for 20 years and teaching professionally for 12. In 1990's he studied with the original cast members of the famous show Forever Tango, in particular the legendary Carlos Gavito. He then visited Buenos Aires numerous times to study advanced technique, ballet and stage tango with younger Forever Tango stars Francisco Forquera and Jesus Velazquez, receiving his tango training certificate.

Over many years he became familiar with the styles of such important and diverse dancers as Mariano "Chicho" Frumboli, Gustavo Naveira, Susana Miller, Javier Rodriguez, Osvaldo Zotto, Norberto "Pulpo" Esbrez, Geraldine Rojas, Carlos Rivarola, Juan Carlos Copes, Dana Frigoli and Milena Plebs. As a result he is able to teach and guide the students in various tango styles such as Salon, Milonguero, Nuevo and beyond.

He teaches tango full time, holds weekly classes throughout Connecticut and regularly travels to Buenos Aires to follow the current trends in tango. With Tango Sueño co-founder Dale Ellison, he organizes and directs the Connecticut Tango Festival.

For detailed class descriptions and prices, visit the "instruction" page.
For directions to venues, visit the "directions" page
For milonga details, click visit the "milonga" page

You can always contact Gem: (203) 543 8099

Please check the monthly calendar for exceptions and occasional changes due to travel, weather and hall availability. For class details and directions, please visit the instruction page.
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Norwalk, CT

11 am-later (P)

Special Workshops in

Chappaqua NY, Enfield CT or
Stamford CT


Milford, CT

7-8 pm (E)
8-9 pm (I/A)

9-11pm (M):
MiniMi Milonga/Practica

No activity


Norwalk, CT

7-8 pm (B)
8-9 pm (I/A)
9-10 pm (A/C)

Stamford, CT

7:15 - 8:15 (B) Rippowam Middle School (during school semester)

8:30 - 9:30 (E, B)
9:30-10:30 pm (I)
Latin Moves Dance Studio

Middletown, CT

7:30 - 8:30 pm (E)
8:30 - 9:30 pm (I)
9:30 - 10:30 pm Practica

Danbury, CT

11 - 12 am (E)
12 - 1 pm (I)

Milford: 3rd Saturday Milonga

Stamford: 2nd Saturday Milonga

Danbury: 4th Saturday Milonga

E: Essentials for all levels
B: Beginner
I: Intermediate
A: Advanced
T: Technique/Fundamentals
C: Choreography
P: Privates


Gem Duras and Dale Ellison perform in Charleston SC
Gem Duras and Dale Ellison perform to Paris, Texas at Vitti's Dance Studio
Gem Duras and Valentina Molina perform at the Crystal Theater
Gem Duras and Linda Mejia perform in Wilton CT
Gem Duras and Dale Ellison perform in Charleston SC
Dale and Gem's performance for Yale Tango Club in New Haven in February 2009
Tango Sueño students perform at the CT Tango Festival
Dale and Gem's performance at the Rhythm Club in Norwalk, CT