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Christy Coté

Christy Coté began her career as a Ballroom Dance instructor for Arthur Murray Dance Studios in San Francisco. 18 years later she saw the stage show Forever Tango which changed her dance life forever. She has now been teaching, performing and choreographing Argentine Tango since 1996. Her teaching method has been published in the Dance Vision Argentine Tango manuals which are complimented by a series of 21 instructional videos with partner, George Garcia. Christy’s popular Tango Boot Camps have attracted thousands of students since 2007.

Christy’s approach to the dance has always been cutting edge with respect to the traditions of the dance and its culture.  This has earned her great respect from the the mostly Argentine  community of Tango professionals. Christy is one of the featured teachers and performers for CITA, the annual International Tango Congress in Buenos Aires and in 2012 she became the first ever American judge for the Official USA Tango Championships, an annual event sanctioned by the Argentine Government.

Christy is also one of the founding members, co-director and choreographer of the all female tango company, Tango Con*Fusion created in 2004. The company has performed across the U.S. and in Buenos Aires to rave reviews.
Christy is based in San Francisco where she teaches weekly classes at La Pista and Boot Camps at various locations around the Bay Area.

DVIDA Argentine Tango Examiner

Techniques

This instructor is associated with the following techniques:

Follower’s Technique

Leader’s Technique

Dance Vision
National Championships Workshops

December 2, 2022

  • Professional Workshops are open to Certified Dance Vision Instructors & Examiners.
  • Student/Amateur Workshops are open to everyone, no membership required.
  • Classes are free if registered to compete at Dance Vision National Championships.
  • Classes are $35 each if you are not registered to compete at Dance Vision National Championships.
  • 9-9:45AM  |  Professional Meetings   
  • 10:00AM  |  Michael Mead & Toni Redpath  |  The Dance Vision Smooth Syllabus
  • 11:00AM Nazar Norov  |  The Dance Vision Rhythm Syllabus
  • 12:00PM  |  Peter Perzhu  |  Communication and the Basic Principles of 3 W’s: What? Where? When? (Smooth Technique) 
  • 12:00PM  |  David Elkin  |  We Are Better Together: Partners for Success (Business Meeting)
  • 1:00PM  |   Ilya Rezin  |  Let’s Talk About that Standing Leg (Rhythm Technique)
  • 1:00PM  |  Babette Brown & Esther Frances  |  TBD (Business Meeting)
  • 2:00PM  |  Heather Smith  |  How to Increase Flexibility, Freedom, and Space in Your Movement (Ballroom Technique)
  • 2:00PM  |  John DePalma  |   TBD (Business Meeting)
  • 3:00PM  |  Donald Johnson  |   Your Driving Force: Using Your Center as an Engine (Latin Technique)
  • 4:00PM  |  Lori Woods-Gay  |  Dance Vision Professional Exams
  • 5:00PM  |  Slawek Sochacki & Marzena Stachura  |  TBD (Smooth Technique)
  • 10:00AM Nazar Norov  |  The Dance Vision Rhythm Syllabus
  • 11:00AM  |  Michael Mead & Toni Redpath  |  The Dance Vision Smooth Syllabus
  • 12:00PM  |  Donald Johnson  |  Developing Your Musicality With Weight Change (Latin Technique) 
  • 1:00PM  |  Timothy & Michelle Mason  | TBD (Ballroom Technique)
  • 2:00PM  |  Ilya Reyzin  |  Movement versus Positions (Rhythm Technique)
  • 3:00PM  |  Slawek Sochacki & Marzena Stachura  |   TBD (Smooth Technique)
  • 4:00PM  |  Nazar Norov  | Using Your Arms to Tell a Story: How to use Your Arms and Hands to Express Yourself in Figures (Rhythm Technique)
  • 5:00PM  |  Peter Perzhu  |  TBD (Smooth Technique)