Juan Manuel Acosta in Cambridge Tango by Tangueando.net

Juan Manuel Acosta started learning tango at the age of 16 in Buenos Aires with local milongueros and renowned teachers such as Elvira Virulazo, Gloria y Eduardo, Chicho Frumboli and Los Angio amongst others. At the age of 18 he joined the «Escuela de Tango Rodolfo Dinzel» for another four years.

By the age of 20 he entered the Tango dance company of Hector Mayoral and Elsa Maria in Buenos Aires and also performed at concerts with the «Orquesta del Tango de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires» directed by Raúl Garello. He complemented his tango dance training with courses in contemporary, jazz, ballet and other modern styles in Buenos Aires and London.

While in the UK, Juan Manuel performed in shows by local UK tango dance groups as well as renowned enterprises such as the opera "La Boheme" at the Royal Albert Hall. He also taught tango all around the UK and quickly became well known and sought-after both for his technical skills and for his effective teaching approach.

He worked for the internationally acclaimed dance companies «Tango x2» (Miguel Angel Zotto), «Tango Pasión» (Hector Zaraspe) and «TangoKinesis» (Ana María Stekelman and Alfredo Arias) with which he performed all over the world. Juan Manuel has also accompanied «Sexteto Fabio Hager». After he returned to Buenos Aires he worked at some of the best known “Casas de Tango” like Taconeando, Señor Tango, Esquina Carlos Gardel and Tango Porteño.

 Juan Manuel has been visiting the UK on occasion to teach and perform.

Workshops & Seminar

Juan Manuel gave two workshops on Friday and one on Saturday and a Seminar on Sunday:

• SATURDAY: Tango workshops

• SATURDAY: Tango Workshop

• SUNDAY: Tango Seminar

Despite his stage career and his research into movement as a stage and contemporary dancer, Juan Manuel's teaching is focused on Tango salon and how tango is danced in its social, cultural and popular expression.


Tango A: Dynamic changes of direction

All levels

Tango B: Sacadas and ganchos


Tango C: Giros and barridas

All levels
(includes break)

Seminar: Changes of direction & enrosques

& Advanced 

Details & costs

The workshops and the Seminar were for a strictly limited number of couples.


Venue for Friday 20 & Saturday 21 March:

The workshops on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 took place at the same venue as Milonga Pasional ("magenta" site):

St. Augustine's church, Richmond Road, Cambridge, CB4 3PS

Venue for Sunday 22 March 2015:

The Seminar on Sunday 22 March took place at our usual Sunday teaching space, at the Ross Street Community Centre ("cyan" site):

75 Ross Street, Cambridge, CB1 3UZ


Registrations are closed as this event is already concluded.

Juan Manuel Acosta in Cambridge Tango by Tangueando.net