A DISTINCTIVE POINT OF VIEW EMBRACING COMMUNICATION AND INNOVATION

SERCAN YİĞİT & ZEYNEP AKTAR

B oth in their dance and their lifestyle, as a couple Sercan and Zeynep have a distinctive point of view embracing communication and innovation, always reminding the lively, respiring "human touch" of the tango dance. Sercan has been into music since he was 15 years old. With this musical background, knowledge and experience, he can seamlessly fuse tango music into his dance. This also gives him the ability of transposing a unique musicality experience to his students during their classes. 

Zeynep Aktar, on the other hand, proves how passionate she is about teaching tango by saying "...even after I became 50 years old, I would love to see my classes full of students." She graduated from English Language and Literature, Bosphorus University. She had been performing theatre for 4 years before dedicating herself to tango. She took stage many times. By means of firing up her devotion to teaching with all this know-how, Zeynep developed an exceptional style of communication with her students during class.

"Obviously there is a reason why they call tango dance a 'social dance'. During our classes and performances, we never forget person to person communication and that we are at the very center of life"



At classes, they give examples from everyday life, not enforcing strict rules, letting the student understand the very nature of tango intuitively. "We observe our students, and every student has a different way of understanding, solidifying and perfecting their dance. It is a journey." says Sercan, "We are constantly learning while we are teaching. Tango didn't bestowed upon us. We are making the same journey as our students."

Their objective is to train their students as social dancers, who can dance all over the world with pride, not only knowing how to dance, but also with all the culture behind it.