Testimonial

Dear Rebecca,
Much time has passed, many things have happened but let me get this straight: I'm still drawing tremendously on all the things you so generously taught me end of february / beginning of march this year. I developped my dance in many ways in the meantime, but your lessons are to this day of unmeasurable value when I'm trying my thing. Tango is so great, cause no matter how crappy you day has been, Tango allows you to live in the moment - just like a child does naturally.
Adrian Bachofner
Adrian Bachofner
Basel, Switzerland

Savoring my final private tango lesson at Dance Manhattan today. Rebecca Shulman - you've changed my life these past eight years, returning me to a place of movement I thought was long ago buried and awakened a joy and ease I didn't know was possible. "
Rebekah Rotstein
Rebekah Rotstein
Pilates instructor

Rebecca is an extremely versatile teacher. She has incorporated the best teaching techniques of the best tango teachers yet remains her creative, unique self. She can teach both the slowest dance students and the most talented, making it fun and challenging for both. She is particularly good at finding something positive about less promising dancers. She is knowledgeable about tango history, music, and dancers. She also inspires her students by her amazingly musical and imaginative dancing. Last but not least, she is kind, patient, and generous. "
Lillian Forman
Lillian Forman
New York, NY

If you happen to be in the same city with Rebecca Shulman and you're a tango dancer, luck is on your side. Ones who are fortunate to take a class with her, or just see her dance, would know what I mean. I first met Rebecca in Istanbul when I was just starting tango in 1998 at a festival… I didn't know then how much learning and inspiration I would get from her when I was watching her dance, in trance.. Many years later when I was studying in New York and found out about her classes at Dance Manhattan, it was like a dream come true. Yes! I was taking her classes which made all the tricks behind a perfect tango seem "do-able".
Because as with many subjects, doing something perfect and teaching it in a perfect way are separate things. And guess what? Rebecca Shulman has all the creative ways of teaching it. Even the names of the classes were different than the usual technical terms, reflecting her approach.
I loved her dance style but most importantly the way she would get it across was impressive, sometimes using math anologies… Showing creative tricks, I still remember and use the "Maradona steps"… She made me think of the role of the "follower" in a different way and the ways to lead as a follower, the fact that the follower has a way to respond; has an option to choose from the many possibilities.. And to explore the possibilities in tango. Taking "music" as the key character in dance, giving it all the respect it deserves.. And that there is a possibility in tango for playfullness.. and yet being elegant..
Of course who we are shapes the way we do things. At this point the audience can make a guess about her incredible personality.. and the fact that she has many areas of interest, from math to philpsophy and languages and music… also makes her an incredible teacher. "
Zeynep Kunt
Zeynep Kunt
Istanbul, Turkey

I saw Rebecca for the first time during a performance she did with an all women tango group called Tango Mujer. That performance was what inspired me to learn to dance tango. Later that same year, I met Rebecca in person, at Dance Manhattan. She was my very first tango teacher. It is without exaggeration I can say that Rebecca's teaching style and dancing have continually inspired me for now almost 11 years. I have taken numerous classes, workshops and private lessons with Rebecca as a complete beginner, as an intermediate student, and later as an advanced student. Rebecca's teaching style is incredibly clear and appropriate for any level of dancers. Rebecca levels the material so as to ensure that everyone in class learns something useful, regardless of the number of years (or months!) they have been dancing. Rebecca's feedback to students is always very clear and constructive. After a lesson or a group class with Rebecca, I always have a feeling that I am clear on the areas of my dance that need improvement and on the areas that are going well.
As a dancer, Rebecca possesses a unique beauty that combines air-like lightness and solid presence in the dance and in the moment. Her movement is effortless yet poignant at the same time. Above all, Rebecca's dancing always somehow manages to enlighten the music. Every time I watch a video or a live performance of her dance, I hear something new in the musical piece she is dancing to, regardless of how many times I had heard it before.
I highly recommend Rebecca as an instructor and a role model of a modern day tango dancer. She is inspiring, caring, and possesses a great love of the art of tango that she instills in her students. I miss her greatly and wish to be able to study with her more! "
Vita Markman
Vita Markman
San Francisco, CA

As a teacher, Rebecca is sharp and encouraging: she acknowledges your pain and triumph, and has a million interesting ideas of where to take it from there. Her workshops are that rare breed of class that speak equally to leader and follower. Rebecca's an amazing artist in Tango who creates art without being all precious about it: she can still meet you wherever you are, in a dance or a great conversation
Basically, suppose I were going to build a search engine of Tango. A powerful, comprehensive algorithm to summon up images, stories, movement material, musical references, everything, from the past twenty years of the Tango Renaissance, fully customized to any query. One that could be used totally fluently by both leaders and followers. One that could totally interpret your search term and provide a rich array of steps, ideas, perspectives, opinions that would skyrocket you forward. Well, they already built it ! And she's called Rebecca Shulman."
Mitra Martin, Director, Oxygen Tango.
Mitra Martin, Director, Oxygen Tango.
Los Angeles

Rebecca was my first tango teacher at the famous Dance Manhattan. From the very beginning, her rigorous, thorough, and clear teaching style set up the dancing foundation upon which I rely now, a decade later. She truly launched my tango life, for which I'll always be grateful."
Alexei Teksoun
Alexei Teksoun
Los Angeles

I've known Rebecca from the very start of my tango career (over 15 years ago) and have hired her many time to teach at my festivals. She is one of the best. I love her concise and clear instruction! She's also a dream to dance with."
Clay Nelson, founder, Portland and Ashland Tango Festivals
Clay Nelson, founder, Portland and Ashland Tango Festivals

I love Rebecca's unique style of teaching. Magically, she often tells me just the one thing I need to hear, in a clear and distilled way, so that I can successfully incorporate it into my movements."
Renee Turmann
Renee Turmann
New York

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