"Can't thank you enough. After all these years of struggle something finally feels natural and good for my body and my mind."
"Sara is an incredibly thoughtful teacher. Her methodology/pedagogy and curriculum are very well laid out. As a teacher myself (in a completely different field) i can see and appreciate the years it took her to refine the content into digestible chunks- no easy feat! The bootcamp really gave me tools to utilize on the dance floor right away"
"Sara, through Gyrotonic and Tango, you are gifting me glimpses of exquisite pleasure in my own body. Thank you for your years of hard work, dedication and magic. I am so excited for my potential growth."
"As a first going-on-second-year beginner in Tango, I found Sara's classes totally demystified the core of tango. Highly recommended!"
Sara helped me feel the pleasure of connection not just with another person, but with myself”
- J L
A friend of mine told me about a boot camp for tango going over fundamentals of circular turns. Needless to say I was excited to go learn and improve on my tango and movement. I learned so much and in a way that is very different than any other studio or lessons I have gone to. As an exercise enthusiast I enjoyed the break down of movement anatomically which made plenty of sense to me. I also enjoyed dancing and learning to feel the movement. Your body will know what is right and feels right. Best workshop i have gone to. It has refreshed my drive to continue to learn and advance through this wonderful dance. Thank you Sara and aides for showing me and my date such a great learning experience.Dear Sarah, thank you so much for an amazing experience during last 2 weeks in Anchorage. These Tango classes helped me better understand myself, awareness of my body and how it evolves and moves with music and partner. Your pre-Tango exercises are helping with ease of movement. I liked how you engage individuals and partners in conversation during the class, that makes the one think. I definitely feel difference in my tango dance and dance of partners after your classes. Thank you for sharing your experience and enthusiasm with us.-Joseph
Sara is an incredibly thoughtful teacher. Her methodology/pedagogy and curriculum are very well laid out. As a teacher myself (in a completely different field) i can see and appreciate the years it took her to refine the content into digestible chunks- no easy feat! The bootcamp really gave me tools to utilize on the dance floor right away (especially as a new lead/in the masculine role). The way she breaks down the material creates infinite possibilities without steps to remember. As a follower/female, more nuanced feedback she gave me will be things i will chew on in months to come because they are a lot more subtle and deep for me to assimilate in my body (since they are about the quality of the movement in relation to my spine). I like having these general goals to work towards over time as i can pay attention to these new ideas every time i am on the dance floor. Her delightful personality is an added bonus. I look forward to learning more from her.
Thank you so much for your wonderful classes in Alaska. I learned so much, and as I said, it was very helpful for my recovery. I LOVE instructors that focus on movement and “natural” movement. Now, the challenge is to implement that in my own dancing and life. I’ve been working hard to get my body to function again. It’s been a rough road and dance can help to smooth that out.
You pointed out many things that I am familiar with as they are intrinsic habits and structures in my body. These same issues are part of my knee and body rehab. Dancing, skiing, climbing, walking down the road, it’s all the same. Your tips are super helpful and I love having something to focus on.
It’s always been a struggle for me to follow leads that “make” me do things and have form that doesn’t work for me. I am going to try to not let that happen and be in my axis even with leaders that want otherwise and dance my dance and see what happens. I just hope they understand!
I hope I get to learn and dance from you again. I wish I could come down in June but I will be camping with Grizzlies for a week! I’m trying to get really skinny and fast before then! ;-)
Just wanted to let you know how much you have helped! To think I was going to spend the weekend climbing and skiing in the mountains!
"Sara Thomsen is a gifted dancer without parallel but her talent transcends form and technique and a deep and passionate understanding of tango. With her touch, voice and embracing glance, she is able to gently but purposefully "disarm" her student and make him or her begin to feel the music and acquire the confidence to execute with grace and style the intricate steps of this dance.
Sara has the innate ability to communicate on any level. It is only a matter of minutes not sessions that she will begin to transform her student and achieve measurable results/improvement. Best of all, a tango lesson with Sara at whatever level will be stimulating, rewarding, and intoxicating, to say the least."