Kyla began her tango career 17 years ago in the United States, where she collaborated alongside the most prestigious tango teachers across North America. Originally teaching in the small town of Reno, Nevada, she soon moved to New York City to work with East Coast tango kingpin, Robin Thomas, with whom she developed 1000s of social dancers in NYC and the eastern seaboard of the U.S.. She then started teaching and DJing at tango festivals and offering seminars around the country, specializing in university tango clubs including Yale, Columbia, Princeton, UCSD and Caltech. She is an expert in introducing tango to first-timers and establishing a strong, attainable repertoire for beginners that is built around her passion for musical interpretation and connection between partners. Now, living in the UK, she dedicates her time to developing the community and building the next generation of tango dancers in Poole at her tango school, Studio T.

Bournemouth Poole Christchurch Argentine Tango Classes

Kyla Joy Mares

Richard Slade

Bournemouth Poole Christchurch Argentine Tango Classes

Richard also started tango around 17 years ago, quickly moving away from martial arts to concentrate on the dance and has studied under tango teachers from a variety of styles and backgrounds Richard ran one of the souths most popular milonga for 7 years and is regularly invited to DJ throughout the UK and Europe. He dances mainly in London and has taught alongside some of London’s professionals as well as attending marathons and events regularly in the rest of the continent. He joins StudioT to offer group and private classes with Kyla, in depth musical knowledge and helps others find their first steps in tango, or improve technique.