PGH TANGO CONNECTION
Our Mission is to connect people through the passion of tango. PGH Tango Connection offers group tango classes, private lessons, weekly practices, milongas and other events.
Husband and wife team Koichiro and Yulia have been dancing Tango together since January 2008. They were introduced while they were both studying at Duquesne University. Koichiro and Yulia’s extensive backgrounds in music give them a deep understanding of musicality, incorporating this in their dance and bringing a powerful presence to their performances. Yulia’s passion for tango and her ability to capture the attention of her audience, led by Kiochiro’s experienced and yet vividly improvisational hand, combine on stage to poignantly reveal the essence of Tango: a man and a woman as one, lovers for the length of each dance they perform.
Recently Koichiro and Yulia and their students traveled to Buenos Aires and studied with Nina Tatarowicz, Mariana Dragone, Miguel & Michelle Coppini, Julio Bassan and Ines Muzzoppa. The couple has performed at various venues, including Penn State University, Duquesne University, Slippery Rock University and others. Currently, Koichiro and Yulia teach at the Wightman Community Center in Pittsburgh where they also organize weekly social dances. Their characteristic teaching styles complement each other effectively to cover fundamental as well as more advanced material thoroughly in an easy, progressive and very approachable manner.