Argentine Tango is a heart centered dance. It is danced heart to heart and likewise Stephen Shortnacy teaches from the heart. Known for the musicality, dynamics, and smoothness that he brings to tango, Stephen strives to impart the techniques and elements that allow his students to find the coveted moments of tango bliss on a regular basis.
In 1998 Stephen began his studies of partner dancing starting with social ballroom which included east & west coast swing, Latin and smooth. Eventually he discovered Argentine tango which quickly became his primary dance focus. As a student who has transitioned from one dance form to tango, Stephen understands the difficulties and challenges that students of other dances may face when learning tango. Stephen began teaching tango in 2007 where he specialized in teaching floor craft and training students to dance in small spaces. Over time his dancing and teaching evolved to include a more dynamic dance style and embrace which allows for more variety and improvisation. More recently, Stephen has begun to perform professionally and has had the honor to share the stage with professionals from Dancing with the Stars, world renowned salsa champions and world renowned tango performers.
He has privately studied different styles of tango, taught by many instructors but his primary dance and teaching influence is from renowned instructor and musician Alex Krebs.