Dance instruction for leader’s recommendation:
Yuli has really helped me improve my dance by kindly and effectively guiding me to a deeper understanding of tango. After dancing for many years, I am happy to work with a teacher who can make me understand how to communicate my intention as a leader. She intuitively knows what I need to do to connect while dancing with my wife so that we can really enjoy dancing together. Yuli makes each lesson inspiring and fun even when she corrects my old bad habits! I have really improved with her instruction and am more excited than ever for our next steps.
We highly recommend Yuliana with love and gratitude for all she has done to help us develop our dance. Yuli is a wonderful dancer and a true teacher at heart. She is attentive, intuitive, generous and patient. Her love of tango is inspiring. Her method is to teach tango as an art form, not as just a series of steps. We have learned so much about the beauty of authentic tango with her. She is amazing at inspiring confidence in us so that we feel free to learn. Our lessons with her have a joyful quality that comes from her warm and gracious personality.
Yuli is an incredible coach. Her knowledge of tango, her willingness to listen to the students’ goals and needs, and her close attention to detail makes each of her classes truly meaningful. We are constantly impressed by the amount and depth of what we are learning with her as she prepares us for tango salon competitions and social dance. We have always hoped to be a part of carrying on and sharing the heritage of tango. Working with Yuli as our coach is helping us fulfill that dream.
Salvador and Cristina Saggese (Chino Hills, CA)
What makes a teacher a Master? a dancer a great dancer? Yuli went deep into understanding Tango . A passionate being as she is , She let the Tango embrace transform her life , opening her heart. Her teaching , then, is exactly that , a loving force , giving beyond measure , with exquisite technique.
Thank you for your teachings Yuli !
Daniel Ledesema (Santa Monica, CA)
Yuliana Basmajyan has played a major role in my Tango learning. Yuliana was one of my foundation teachers when I started back in 2012 and has continually made an impact on my dancing ever since. She is a talented dancer who has vast knowledge in the social form of Argentine Tango as well as the competition side. She is an excellent teacher with profound insight for both leaders and followers. Most importantly, Yuliana, understands the needs of her students and provides accurate feedback and instruction. She is a great instructor for any dancer (experienced or beginner). I am so thankful to have learned from Yuliana. She has been instrumental in all my success as a Tango dancer, performer, competitor, and teacher.
Derek Tang – 2018 (Northridge, CA)
I have been dancing Argentine Tango since 2012 and two of my biggest inspirations have been Brian Nguyen and Yuliana Basmayjan. They have “changed my life” in Tango several times and I truly appreciate the dedication and overall quality of their teaching and commitment to the dance.
Whether you are brand new to the dance or a seasoned veteran, both Brian and Yuliana will give you the necessary insight to fix everything from the most subtle nuance in your technique to the most glaring weakness in your walk, embrace, etc. They have studied with many of the most famous dancers from around the world and they are truly two of the best dancers period.
I am proud to call Brian and Yuliana my teachers and coaches. They are masters at giving the right advice at the right time. They are great at judging what you need in the present moment. Brian is very good at summing up his advice to one specific point. As a person who leads in Argentine Tango, there are many little things that often go overlooked. They are great at refining your fundamentals and giving you super advanced concepts that can be applied throughout the dance. Many of their lessons took me almost a year to fully comprehend and appreciate their advice.
I can definitely say that having Brian and Yuliana as my main teachers has taken me through many levels in such a short time. They are great teachers and even better friends.
Derek Tang – 2013 (Northridge, CA)
Over the past two years, I have had the pleasure of training with Yuli for competitive and social Tango dancing. Not only is she one of the most accomplished Tango dancers in the US, she is also a talented instructor that has the ability to impart challenging concepts like musicality, personal expression and creativity in her students dance. She personally has helped me bridge my understanding of simply following a lead, to actually actively dancing and being creative with the lead. Her instruction has given me a totally different understanding of how to grow in my dance, in addition to working on the fundamentals of posture, body tone/strength, and commanding my axis throughout the dance. Her style is that of encouragement, hard work, and honest feedback. I always feel like I’m growing and being pushed to become a better dancer. For those dancers looking to grow quickly for competition and performance, Yuli will not disappoint. As for social dancers, she is an absolute must go to instructor.
Fabiola Gibson (Torrence, CA)
Not only does Yuli organize amazing tango events and sell beautiful shoes, but also she is an awesome tango teacher. I got the chance to take some of Yuli’s women’s technique classes and they were challenging, fun, and very helpful to my dance. I would definitely recommend Yuli as a tango instructor and hope to take more classes from her in the future!
Jessica Wang (Santa Monica, CA)
As someone who’s had the pleasure of taking a private with Yuli, I would definitely recommend her to anyone seeking a quality level of of dance education. In addition to being a thorough, challenging teacher, Yuli herself is a warm and inspiring individual who redefines the learning experience.
James Kang (San Francisco, CA)
I met Yuli through her event Socal Tango Championship which had completely changed my world of tango. Yuli sells Regina, and it is one of my favorite brand to wear either for practice or dance at a milonga, even at the competitions. My partner and I took a private with Yuli and left the class with many many new and sparkling ideas about dancing tango, which I found opened a new door for me as a follower. The ideas she gave me wasn’t like a movement that you could eventually learn after practices, but like experiments that you can play with, explore your own elements, and help you to find your unique style of dancing.
Ziyan Zhu (San Francisco, CA)
In addition to being a world-class organizer of tango events and workshops, Yuli is an excellent teacher who provides dancers at any levels with precise instruction to advance their tango. Not only a wonderful dancer, teacher and beautiful woman inside and out, Yuli carries the awesome Regina Tango Shoes! Gorgeous and sooo comfy! Thank you for all you do, Yuli, to make tangueros y tangueras happy!
Melanie MTangos (Santa Monica, CA)
Yuli. I like to express my sincere appreciation for what you taught me Argentine tango. It was an amazing tango experience for the last 4 years. I would not be able to accomplish my dance without you. Not only you are an amazing dancer, instructor and organizer for Argentine tango, but also you are a truly kind, lovely and wonderful person. Thank you so much!
Dong Sung (Culver City, CA)
Finding the right tango teacher is a magical experience where perceptions, attitude, and knowledge meet. I’ve taken numerous private lessons with Yuliana that, to my thinking, have propelled my tango development. She is encouraging, nuanced, and a happy demeanor that makes this challenging process of learning tango a joy.
Herbert Molano (Glendale, CA)
“Yuliana is a beautiful person, dancer, and teacher! She is patient and kind. Yuliana has the knowledge and grace to teach both beginning and advanced students. Her creativity, humor, and giving nature make her a joy to be around. We are lucky that Yuliana is willing and able to share her talents with the tango community. Dorothy Pasadena, CA”
Dorothy Bour (Pasadena, CA)
Yuliana Basmajyan is one of my favorite tango dancers and instructors. She has great attention to detail, and works hard with you on the dance technique and musicality. Her vast experience in teaching tango is immensely helpful since she can quickly figure out the areas you need to improve. She provides effective exercises and tips to help you improve. Her communication skills are excellent, and she provides precise, clear explanation during the class. I enjoyed my private lessons as well as group classes with her. What impressed me most is that she went over and beyond to help the students during the class. She is fun, friendly, approachable, and a community builder, and I would definitely work with her again to further my tango education.
Tanuj Motwani (Evansville, IN)
I have greatly enjoyed my private lessons with Yuliana Basmajyan . She makes me work hard , which I need. She explains things clearly and really wants to male sure I get what she is saying.
I also took a group class from Yuli and Jaimes and it was very good. I would say anything that they are involved with is worthwhile…Tango technique and heart.
Lori Martinez (Los Angeles, CA)
Yuliana is an incredible tango teacher! No matter how much I’ve grown, she’s always been able to pick out nuances in my dance that no one else can see. A 3rd place World Mundial winner, international festival-dancer, and close friend of the tango socialites. I respect her feedback because I know she’s danced and learned with the best. A strong mover AND embracer, and a total hawkeye for noticing details in both leaders and followers.
Johnny Nguyen (Torrance, CA)