This site is intended to help students learn principles and concepts of dancing tango with short videos taken from workshops that I've taught over the years as well as new ones that I plan to add. Please excuse the quality of some of the recordings as they were not originally intended for publication. If you have any questions about the material or requests for material please contact me via the "Contact" page. Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy it. If you like what is offered here please share the site, give it a like, and donate whatever you feel comfortable contributing in order to keep this project going.
Richard Council began dancing tango in 2001 and has since taught and performed on stage and television throughout the United States and abroad. In 2003 he, with partner Colette Hebert, won the US IDO Argentine Tango Championships in Miami, Florida. They were finalists in the Tango Salon division and semi-finalists in the Stage Performance division of the World Championships held in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2005. He has been an invited performer on the Susana Gimenez Show in Argentina, the Tango Libertad Festival in Japan and many milongas and theaters in those countries as well as all over the United States. He has taught and performed at the Portland Tango festivals a number of times. In addition to performing with Hebert in the short film "The Heart of Tango" he has also had the pleasure to share the stage with company members of Tango X 2, Forever Tango, Tango Fire, Tango Argentino and more.
Richard's reputation as a tango dancer and educator has begun to spread to more and more cities around the United States. He makes every effort to break concepts down into a manageable yet sophisticated vocabulary encouraging others to dance to their fullest potential and with their own voice. He is appreciated for his elegant approach to tango and the clear and precise methodology of his teaching.
Currently Richard resides in Chicago, Illinois and is a licensed Physical Therapy clinician as well as a Tango Dancer and Instructor.