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Tango in Austin

by Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon & Delaney Hall
October 5th,  2012

 Best Movement Movement: Esquina Tango

Austin Chronicle
October 14th, 2011

One, two, three … one, two, three. Feel like your two left feet can’t possibly cut a rug? This nonprofit Eastside dance studio will fix that right up and get you moving. Tango, samba, salsa – pick your poison. Aerobics, yoga, film screenings, cookouts, and Hula-Hoop classes are on the menu as well. Above and beyond the trappings of a typical dance studio, EsquinaTango has become a bona fide Eastside cultural movement. (Read more)

by Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, Austin American Statesman
August 12th, 2011

Before the 15 children at Esquina Tango can get on with their samba party, there’s a little cultural quiz. “What are the colors of the Brazilian flag?” instructor Rebekah Fowler asks the squirming, pint-size dancers, decked out in costumed glory for a parents’ showcase. (Read more)

 Yadira’s Austin: Tango

by Yadira Izquierdo, Austin Post
November 8th, 2010

Austin is a city that has a little bit of everything, even tango. To explore a bit of this fascinating culture and dance, I met with Mónica Caivano and Gustavo Simplis, the founders of Esquina Tango (Tango Corner). Located at 209 Pedernales Street, this colorful place has everything from tango classes to yoga, movie nights, conversational Spanish classes, salsa and more. (Read more)

 Esquina Tango nonprofit teaches dance, language

by Sarah Vasquez, Austin Vida
August 3rd, 2010

In the corner of a quaint neighborhood in East Austin stands a bright red and yellow building. What was once a church and former home of Church of the Friendly Ghost, now is home to Esquina Tango, a nonprofit organization that offers a variety of Latin American cultural activities. (Read more)

 UT Tango Documentary, 2010

by A’Keiba Burrell
April 29th, 2010

By Heidi Zhou, News 8 Austin
May 29th, 2009

The music plays the Spanish version of Gloria Gaynor’s, “I will survive” at Esquina Tango in Austin. News 8’s Heidi Zhou said that’s what she was barely managing to do. “It’s something that you look at and say, ‘Wow, I want to do that. It looks like so much fun,'” salsa aerobics student Elizabeth von Kreisler said. Von Kreisler’s right, it is fun. But, it’s also a real workout. You have to work your legs, stomach and arms, all while your heart goes into overdrive. (Read more)