Dynamic Tango is the latest tango school founded by John Rownan in 2012. John is the main organiser and teacher at this school and he invites guest teachers to work with him both on a regular basis and for special workshops.
John is originally from Dublin where he began to dance in 2004, but he learned to dance tango mainly from his extended trips to Buenos Aires, taking classes in all styles of tango with traditional milonguero maestros and Tango Salon proligos to more modern Tango Nuevo styles. He enjoys blending traditional movements with modern and feels it is important to understand the aspects in each of these to develop your own style that is comfortable, in balance, rythmical and most importantly enjoyable.
In 2012 John taught in Holland from January-March with Zaneta Leonidi at the school Tango Sentimental, before returning to Dublin and establishing Dynamic Tango.
John teaches with various teachers both resident and often visiting teachers from across Europe. He also organises the Dublin Festivalito, an International Tango Festival in April!
Other teachers include:
Sophie Millner, originally from the UK, where she established herself as a teacher in Norfolk and Bath, Sophie moved to Dublin in 2012 and has joined the Dynamic Tango Team.
Andro, originally from Estonia, Andro started tango in Dublin in 2005 but also travelled to festivals across Europe and to Buenos Aires to learn his skills. He has been teaching since 2007 and from February-March he will be teaching with Sophie.
Johan is originally from South Africa but also started tango in Dublin and travelled to many tango festivals around Europe to develop and also establish himself first as a tango DJ, and since then as a teacher. He has a huge knowledge of tango and also occasionally organises an afternoon Tango Cafe' in Dublin called Vida Mia.
"John gave clear, no-nonsense classes which stripped the doubt away from the foundations of tango. A few of his simple tips have become the bread-and-butter of my life on the dancefloor." James Hudson (Turku, Finland)
"John described ways of enhancing the fundamentals that we could put into practice, and then be with us in our practice so that our bodies learned what he taught. He choose related topics that built on those fundamentals - the kind of finesse that eases. Musicality was present in every class, and also explicitly taught. I had just met John, and his welcoming Irish hospitality attracted me. He really did give one of the best of many workshops I attended!" Mary Anne (Calgary, Canada)
"I took my first Tango steps with John 3 years ago and continue to take his classes when I can. He has the great ability to teach the feeling of a movement and break down the dance so clearly which makes you learn so fast. And it's always good fun!" Niamh Williams. (Dublin)
"I took some workshops with John and Lia at the Dublin Festivalito this summer (2011). I really liked their style of teaching because they pay attention to the little things that matter which can make a huge difference in how you dance.They are both very warm, giving and friendly teachers" Martin McGhee (Dublin)