Juan Carlos Stasi may be described as a living encyclopedia of the history and culture of Tango. Among his significant instructors was Carlos Gavito, whose approach to tango was to “make the lady a queen” and to “dance the silence.”

Carlos' relationship with tango spans 30 years. In 2000, he opened Porteno y Bailarin, his milonga in Buenos Aires.

Stasi began to teach tango in 2004 with his partner, Susanna Guevara. Stasi’s approach is to identify for each individual what can be improved, such as taking one’s time, learning to use the pauses, listening to music, or mastering the embrace.  

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Expand your knowledge of Tango Lyrics, Lunfardo, and Poetry. Join Juan Carlos Stasi and Joan Vitale in a series of online classes that discuss lyrics, authors, their history along with countless stories of Carlos’s lived experience.
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Porteno Y Bailarin

Carlos is among the few who have continuously offered tango to the world.  He is a sought out historian frequently interviewed for Argentine Tango past and present. He is the face of Porteno y Bailarin and known for hosting the finest orchestras and performers at his milongas.
Carlos has always been a supporter of young dancers, encouraging their passion to dance tango.
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Private Lessons

Carlos was a close friend of Carlos Gavito, who was lead performer of the show "Forever Tango.” It is Stasi’s opinion that Gavito was the best dancer and instructor of his generation. Stasi continues the milonguero style of Gavito to dancers, focusing on the walk, the embrace and musicality of the tango. “We have to dance the silences,” says Carlos.
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