Rui Saito in Washington, DC 2017



Rui Saito began dancing tango in 2001. Since then, she has been living in Buenos Aires for more than half of her time, learning and teaching/performing. She has had many teachers, but Carlos Perez and Rosa Forte at the Sunderland practica were the ones who formed her social dancing. She won the 3rd place at Campeonato Mundial del Tango en Asia in 2008, the 7th place at Mundial de Tango (World Tango Championship) salon category in 2009, and the 2nd place at Campeonato Intercontinental de Tango (C.I.T.) in 2010. She was a member of the tango musical “Arrabal” in Buenos Aires in 2011, and has been having teaching on tours in many countries including the USA, Korea, and Japan.


Note from Rui

– Dance with confidence.
– Update/brush up your skill to make you and your partner to feel better.

In tango there are many different styles, musicalities, and personal expressions to choose from. Many local (porteño) dancers tend to have their own ways of dancing, and professional dancers are open to more styles so that they can dance with different dancers and orchestras. It is exciting to discover all the details of each dancer’s way. However, in social dancing, there are three important, fundamental elements that all dancing styles share, which are the keys to dancing freely in a way you want, no matter what style you choose. We will explore, clean up, and deepen these three elements in 4 classes, each of which goes for 1 hour and 30 minutes.



Workshops: Tysons Corner (address will be revealed individually)
Private lessons: Tysons Corner and Fairfax City (address will be revealed individually)



Saturday 6/17
2:00-3:30pm: Technique 1
3:45-5:15pm: Rhythmic Musicality

Sunday 6/18
2:00-3:30pm: Technique 2
3:45-5:15pm: Lyrical Musicality



Each day: $50


Private Lessons

Private lessons are available from Monday 6/12 to Tuesday 6/20.



Registration for each workshop is limited to 5 leaders and 5 followers. Registering with a partner is not necessary.