Argentinian Tango

Claire Rufenacht

Latin America | Dance


What is Argentine Tango?
Argentine Tango is an improvised dance that is danced by two people. Born in the region of the Rio de la Plata (Buenos Aires - Montevideo) at the end of the 19th century with the massive arrival of immigrants, it is today not only representative of the "Puerto Rican" culture but has invaded the whole world, gathering an e number of passionate people. Tango is a varied cultural universe: it expresses itself through different art forms. It is at the same time music, poetry, and dance, and whoever enters the universe of tango will approach these three forms of expression.


Tango Tuesdays at ADEM (weekly)
Looking for an approach to tango dance through physical exploration? Tango Tuesdays at ADEM are for you! I invite you to discover an intuitive approach to dance, through the body - its mechanisms, its feelings, its possibilities - to enter the dance of Argentine Tango. The class begins with individual technique work and ends with a moment of collective practice. All levels - leader&follower. More information here :


Thematic group workshops
These workshops invite you to discover tango from different angles, linking the body, the music, and the history of tango. They are intended for beginners as well as for experienced dancers. Come alone or accompanied. Registration required. info:

Free initiations
Come and try Argentine Tango, discover our pedagogy, or, for amateur dancers, simply enjoy reviewing the basics or try the other role!
Duration: 60 minutes
Comfortable clothes, no need to bring your partner.
Autumn 2022: Saturdays, September 10 & October 8, 2022, 2 to 3 pm at ADEM 44 rue des Maraîchers. info:

Tango practice Práctica Ginebrina
A Práctica is a space to dance the tango in a relaxed and comfortable way. It is also a time to practice, repeat a step, and explore your dance. And of course, a social moment of sharing with good music.
Dates: 03.06, 26.08, 16.09, 07.10, 18.11.2023 from 3 to 5:45 pm. Admission 10.00


Individual classes
Tango learning is tailored to your needs. Open for one person, a couple, or a small group (max 6 people) already trained. Info:


Claire Rufenacht

Both dancer and musician in various tango ensembles, Claire Rufenacht is also an art therapist, specialising in movement.

She discovered the Argentinian tango in the 1990s, and left for Buenos Aires to train in tango for the piano and dance. She has taught Argentinian tango in Geneva since 2007. She regularly gives workshops, inviting dancers from across the globe. She continues to train with regular trips to Buenos Aires and during international tango festivals in Europe. As an art therapist, she has trained in expressive dances and different forms of movement (from Feldenkrais to psychomotor education). Her way of teaching is active and intuitive, seeking to awaken an awareness of the body, with particular attention to the music, its creative potential and one’s partner.

She has participated in performances as both a dancer and choreographer. She is the founding pianist of the Tango Sueno Quintet and currently plays in two ensembles: the trio ‘Y su orquestra’ with Pedro Ratto, guitar and vocals, and Emmanuel Castan, guitar, and Alain Ray, bandoneon; and the duo ‘R & R’ in which she plays the melodica, accompanied by Pedro Ratto on guitar and vocals.

She is particularly interested in the links between tango and art therapy. (

Pedro Ratto is professor of Argentine guitar at Ateliers d'ethnomusicologie - see his page


ADEM - 44 rue des Maraîchers, 1205 Genève



  • Technique du Tango + Pratique : ADEM-Maraîchers : mardis 12h15-13h30
  • Initiation gratuite au tango : samedis 10.09.2022 et 8.10.2022 de 14h à 15h avant la pratique Práctica Ginebrina
  • Pratique de tango Práctica Ginebrina : espace convivial pour pratiquer sa danse- ADEM Maraîchers 03.06, 26.08, 16.09, 07.10, 18.11.2023 de 15h à 17h45
  • Ateliers thématiques autour du tango : informations à venir
  • Cours privés individuels/petit groupe constitué : lieu et horaires sur demande



  • Initiations samedis :  gratuit
  • Cours collectifs mardis et mercredis : 

    1 cours d’essai sans engagement: 30.- (déduit à l’achat du forfait) 

    Hiver 2023 (du 07.02 au 04.04, sauf vacances février, 8 cours): 200 CHF.  

    Printemps 2023 (25.04 au 27.06 sauf jours fériés, 10 cours): 250 CHF. 

    Forfait « Annuel » (de septembre à juin, 31 cours) : 700 CHF

  • Pratique de tango Práctica Ginebrina des samedis: 10.-
  • Ateliers thématiques :  165.- les 3 ateliers / 60.- (55.- AMAmusique; 50.- ADEM) l'atelier. Paiement à l'inscription.
  • Cours privés : 90.-/heure individuel. 120.- /heure 2-4 personnes (dégressif dès 5 cours)



Tél. (+41) 079 474 47 90




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