email: mstangosita (juno.com)
phone: (206) 595-2047
Ms. Leverett has a lifelong connection to music, dance and drama. An upbringing with a musician father and subsequent training in flute, piccolo and piano help her to understand and feel the variety of rhythms, tempos and moods within music. Following early training in jazz, tap and ballet, she studied modern, ballroom, folk & ethnic dance. Since 1986, after seeing the Broadway hit show "Tango Argentino" and then "Forever Tango", she has studied, danced & performed locally, around the U.S. and in Buenos Aires with many of the recognized masters.
In Tango classes, Ms. Leverett & partners emphasize: connections that communicate every move, good posture, grounding, musicality, sensitive lead & follow skills, clean technique, refined styling, and step patterns appropriate to each level. They encourage partner sharing of the dance through musical pauses and embellishment windows. Styling and step varieties are attributed to studies with maestros Nito & Elba, Carlos & Alicia, Gavito & Marcella, Miriam & Hugo, Fabian & Carolina, Julio & Corinna, Gustavo & Giselle, Fernanda & Guillermo, Gloria & Eduardo, Copes, Puglieses, Paivas, Juan Bruno, Omar Vega, Chicho...