Jay Abling has been teaching tango for almost 20 years. In that time he’s trained with some of the most amazing masters, and taught at many major tango festivals in the U.S. Before becoming a tango teacher, he was a classically trained vocalist and musician, which gives him valuable insight into tango musicality. Jay’s students have often commented on his ability to simplify complex movements and bring about important and lasting breakthroughs.
Rachel Moon has been a die-hard social dancer for over 20 years, but didn’t discover tango (her true love) until 2009. In 2015, she spent 6 months training in Buenos Aires and soon after her return began teaching with Jay. Rachel strives to tap into each student’s instinctual body movement and help them acquire tango technique that feels good and is functional on the dance floor.
Combined, their teaching melds together understanding with the mind as well as with the body. When Jay & Rachel aren’t traveling, they live and teach in the Washington DC area.