Life should be passionate, exciting, and fun!
Learning to tango is a great way to embrace that desire, and it is an activity that you can do all year round, rain or shine. And yes, it IS for you.
Wisconsin Tango is about providing a supportive atmosphere where all of you, regardless of dance ability, feel welcome. Come meet new friends, and catch up with old ones in a safe place where we'll always be happy to see you!
Joe Yang established Wisconsin Tango in 2009, and is a central figure in the Madison tango community. He is a renowned instructor, teaching weekly classes for both beginning and advanced dancers. In addition to instruction, he also hosts both weekly and monthly dance socials.
In addition to providing some of the most vibrant classes and events in the Madison, WI area, Joe also taught the Intensive Beginner workshops at the renown Chicago Tango Week festival (2013-16), the New Orleans Tango Festival (2014-16), and the Motor City Tango Festival in Detroit (2016).
Joe is also certified by the ACE (American Council on Exercise) to teach adapted tango classes for older individuals and those with movement disorders. Since 2014, he has been teaching tango to members of the community who are currently in treatment for Parkinson's Disease. This project is in cooperation with occupational therapy researchers in the Department of Kinesiology at UW, Madison.
In 2017, he launched Joe's Tango Podcast, which features interviews with internationally renowned tango instructors, musicians, and event organizers.
With a personable approach, Joe makes the dance accessible and enjoyable by breaking down steps and technique into manageable, logical elements.
He is also a web cartoonist, graphic novelist and children's book author. Be sure to check out his other site: sealcomics.com