Mimi Santapa is one of Buenos Aires most respected and beloved teachers. She is widely known for her devotion to posture and footwork. At some point most professionals in Buenos Aires have studied with Mimi. Mimi takes pride in teaching beginners as well as professionals. Most of us have attended workshops with Argentine teachers. Many of these are traveling performers who made their names with shows like "Forever Tango."
to the U.S. because they can't make a living teaching tango in their own
country. Unless we go to Argentina, and sometimes even if we do, we don't
get a chance to study with the small number of locally famous teachers
who have never had to leave home to make a living teaching tango. I am
speaking of the ones who have always had more work than they could handle
right there in Buenos Aires. Mimi Santapa is one of these.
traditional milongas of Buenos Aires, if a woman dances with another woman,
she will be asked to stop. If she persists, she will be asked to leave.
Unless she happens to be Mimi Santapa.