Gem Duras

Gem Duras

Expert Argentine Tango instruction

NO CLASS TONIGHT NOVEMBER 26 IN NORWALK DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS, HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM TANGO SUENO!

in Milford, Norwalk, Danbury, Stamford, Middletown CT
as well as Westchester NY. Schedule...

Authentic tango as danced and performed in the halls and stages of
Buenos Aires, Argentina

New: For Better Tango Blog!

Special discounts for new students and gift certificates here...
class details...

Performances, choreography, wedding dances...

Annual Buenos Aires Tour...

Connecticut Tango Festival...

Gem and Dale
zumba

Advanced tango technique, strength and balance training

Zumba Fitness geared towards better tango

Jorge "Gem" Duras has been dancing tango for 19 years and teaching full time for 11. 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 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.

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

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

Stamford, CT

7:15 - 8:15 (B) Rippowam Middle School

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

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.

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

info@tangosueno.com

Videos

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