by Carina Quiroga
We are Pasi & Maria Laurén and Arttu Artkoski & Carina Quiroga , choreographers, dancers, teachers and Dj’s of Argentine Tango. We are couples in life and in our beloved profession of dancing and spreading dance, music and culture around tango and Argentine folklore.
Individually and with our partners we had different backgrounds and professional formation until in 2013 we began to work together as dance teachers in the regular classes of Tampere Argentine Tango Association, Tango aMoroso. Since then we have shared and created countless events and activities related to our task of educating and spreading the tango all around Finland.
The idea of having our own studio was always latent in each of us for a long time in our career. And from the individual dream, a collective concretion flourished.
In autumn 2017 we opened a new dance studio in the heart of Tampere, La Fábrica del Tango. The beautiful venue is the new center for Argentine tango in Tampere in cooperation with Tango aMoroso.
Our name. Respecting the manufacturing tradition of Tampere city and after finding a perfect location for our school in the majestic old building of Klingendahl textile factory, our name could not be other than La Fábrica (the factory). Thus was born the name of our school “La Fábrica del Tango” (The Tango Factory), the first Argentine Tango school in Finland with its own dance studio.
La Fábrica del Tango is a school of Argentine Tango and Folklore that covers different levels of education for social dance, is an independent production center for national and international events and in cooperation with other professionals and institutions, and also has a Showroom of clothing and footwear for dancers. In addition, our teachers team are directors and choreographers of Show Group Tango aMoroso since 2015, developing our artistic side with stage tango.
We are going through this era of pandemic with great effort and dedication. Since March 2020 we have worked intensely and our school has always been open and active with face-to-face classes, and with online classes in the most difficult moments. We are proud of that and very grateful to our students and the tango community that encourages us to continue our path of sharing and dissemination.
La Fábrica del Tango has a beautiful dance hall with an excellent floor, which we have built with our own and friends’ hands. It is open to welcoming new and old students, friends and enthusiasts. The doors are open for them to come and enjoy, share and learn about the dance, music and culture of Argentine tango and folklore.
Welcome! Tervetuloa! Bienvenidos!