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It takes two to tango

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Colin Mulvany - The Spokesman-Review

"Argentine Tango is not a competitive sport," said dance instructor Victor Smith. "It really is a dialogue one shares with one's partner." "It all about connections. I teach how to communicate in the language of tango, " said Smith. Smith and his business partner, Diane Merton has opened a dance studio that teaches the art of Argentine tango. For the last year and a half they have taught free tango classes at Center Stage. Realizing there was a ton of interest in learning the dance from all age groups, Smith and Merton decided to go into business together. Their new tango dance studio at 122 S. Monroe is located where the Art by Yourself business used to be. Merton said she spent days scrubbing the clay out of the wood floors. For people interested in learning Argentine tango, the studio offers four-week long group classes starting on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays. You can still take a free tango class at CenterStage (1017 W. First Ave.) at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays. For more info about private lessons and dance events call (509) 990-2739

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Tags: business, culture, Dance, Tango