Information About Siempre Tango - Adelaide


Updated: 10:35, Friday 1 March 2019 by Mark Stojani

Mark Stojani

I was inspired and began to learn tango in 2000 after accidentally coming across a short documentary on tango clubs in Buenos Aires. I was drawn in by the beauty, intensity and the mesmerising movement I witnessed in that brief viewing. After 3 years of regular classes I began taking lessons at Siempre Tango under the tutelage of the school’s founder, Carlo Sansour. Carlo’s style, musicality and smooth panther-like movement together with his concise teaching impressed me greatly and became a major inspiration to my dancing. As part of my training over the years I’ve also undertaken classes and private lessons with teachers in Australia and on trips to Argentina, with the most influential ones being Pablo Inza, Sebastian Achaval, Chicho Frumboli, Gustavo Naveira, Sebastian Arce and Melina Brufman. In late 2005 I began teaching classes, and although I had learnt a great deal from my teachers, the biggest influence on my teaching and dancing comes from the many students I’ve taught and all the dancers I’ve embraced.
In classes I like to focus on how to enable beautiful connection in the embrace, musicality and maintaining balance whilst challenging students with the endless improvisational movements of tango.

Kellie Spooner

Kellie began her Argentine Tango journey with Siempre Tango in late 2004. She is passionate about tango and committed to further learning and improving her dancing.

In class, Kellie and Mark teach accessible movements to get their students dancing confidently, considerately and creatively as soon as possible, while reinforcing musicality, connection, style and technique.

Kellie draws her inspiration from a wide variety of dancers and encompassing different styles of tango. Particularly inspiring are tango dancers Geraldine Rojas-Paludi, Javier Rodriguez, Sebastian Arce, Mariana Montes, Mariano “Chicho” Frumboli, Julio Balmaceda, Corina de la Rosa, Milena Plebs, Adrian Veredice, Alejandra Hobert, Eugenia Parrilla, Damien Essel, Nancy Louzan, Pablo Rodriguez, Noelia Hurtado and many more.

Kellie enjoys dancing to Carlos Di Sarli, Juan D’Arienzo, Miguel Caló, Francisco Canaro, Osvaldo Fresedo, Edgardo Donato, Rodolfo Biagi, early Osvaldo Pugliese and Alfredo De Angelis with a strong bias towards rhythmically interesting and lyrical pieces (both in voice and instrumentation).

Janett Jackson (aka Janett Kajic Jackson)

Since 2004 Janett has embraced tango and the passion of the dance. Her trip to Buenos Aires in 2012 consolidated the technique and understanding of the dance she had learnt in Adelaide and, just as importantly, the culture in which it arose. Participation at milongas highlighted her exhilaration and helped contextualise the dance.

The experiences of private lessons and technique classes in Buenos Aires with teachers such as Francisco Forquera, Carolina Bonaventura, Aurora Lubiz, Luciano Bastos and Eduardo Villegas in particular have informed and expanded her dance knowledge and repertoire. A variety of regular tango classes at Escuela Argentina de Tango brought great pleasure and joy. Canyengue lessons started in Adelaide were enhanced with lessons from the great Tanguera, Martha Anton (mi madre de tango) and the renowned Tangero, Manolo “El Gallego” Salvador who began dancing at aged six and fifteen respectively.

Janett is also appreciative of all the visiting teachers Siempre has hosted in Adelaide and everything that she has learnt from them, particularly in the private lessons she has had with them all.

The music of the tango in all its forms resonates with Janett and she feels privileged to be able to interpret this through the connection she has with other dancers passionate about tango.