Al's Bio

Al Gates of Tango Chicago makes learning Argentine Tango fun and easy. As a student of the dance for over 19yrs, Al has trained Tango addicts from around world. His devotion to technique & seductive elements by old world masters is absolute. As an instructor, Al Gates demands precise footwork, clear lead/ follow, impeccable floor craft and epic musicality.

Al teaches the dance in its original form But he simplifies each complicated figure. All students new or experienced are expected to develop their own unique style. Narcissism and egocentrism are not allowed; generosity, patience and acceptance are required!  No partner is necessary, everyone is rotated regularly during classes. By the way if you LOVE watching or dancing with someone at your milonga they were probably OUR students !