First and foremost, as your teachers will repeatedly tell you, it is an hug. Yes, an embrace, also known as 'abrazo' in Spanish. Argentine Tango was born on the banks of Buenos Aires in the late 19th century and has continued to develop through exchanges between Argentina and Europe, before becoming a true global phenomenon. Sensuality, connection, rigor, interpretation, improvisation and sharing are the key elements of this dance, which is as demanding as it is thrilling. Tango is a partner dance, but also a social dance, and above all an improvisational dance, which means that the steps are not pre-planned, hence the importance of guidance. For more information, please refer to the FAQ section!
Alain, social dancer for over 15 years, is first and foremost a true Tango enthusiast. He lives and breathes Tango, and not a day goes by without him dancing passionately. Rigorous and tenacious, he has developed a unique and personal style over the years, based on great musicality and a warm embrace. Working as a self-taught dancer at home, on his living room floor, he has long trained and continues to learn from world-renowned professionals, with whom he regularly takes private lessons. He generally doesn't go unnoticed by his dance partners, who are impressed by the attention he pays to their comfort while offering them a unique way of interpreting the music. For the past 8 years, he has been passing on his knowledge to his students through group and private classes with great rigor and efficiency. His goal is to share his passion with his students by providing them with all the technical keys to feel that magical connection that is unique to Tango.
Equally passionate and self-taught in photography, Alain now travels to European tango marathons to enable dancers to keep precious memories of their best tandas. Learn more
Lune has been a dancer for six years. Initially just a passion, she was quickly noticed by Alain at a ball in December 2017, after only a year of diving into the world of tango. He then proposed to her to become his partner. Following this, there were many months of intensive training to acquire a level that would allow her to assist Alain in his classes. (Shortly thereafter, as the chemistry worked its magic, they fell in love and became the couple you discover today...) Today, her embrace and sensitive musicality leave no dancer indifferent.
Through teaching and traveling the world to various events, Lune has not missed the benefits that tango can have on the body and mind. During classes and workshops, or even in milonga, she witnesses the transformative powers that tango can have on dancers. This is why she began training with AFRATAPEM in May 2020 to become an Art Therapist, specializing in tango therapy, and graduated in February 2022...
In addition to this, her passion for music naturally led her to the desire to provide music for tango events. With all of these roles, she is now a dancer, teacher, art therapist, and Tango DJ.
Thanks to their many hours of practice in milongas across France and Europe, Alain and Lune have developed a strong bond in a joyful tango style based on musicality and mutual listening, all through improvisation. The motivated and harmonious duo shares their passionate love for this magnificent dance with happiness and humor. They are frequently invited to give demonstrations and teach in France and abroad. Alain is also sought after for his photography, and Lune for her music, as in places such as Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Belgium, Georgia... In April 2023, Alain and Lune participated in the 1st International Argentine Tango Cup in Poznan, Poland, and secured 4th place in all three categories (Tango, Vals, and Milonga). In June 2023, Alain & Lune moved away from Northern France to the greener and brighter landscapes of Vienne. Consequently, Alain and Lune now offer a new contribution to tango world in Poitiers.