Oscar Casas and Marie Roach

posted in: Instructors 2020

Oscar has a distinct style both in his dance and his teaching. He is very milonguero, and is highly respected by the old guard in the milongas of BA. He also is extremely popular with his students, who are impressed by his teaching style. He teaches with energy and humor, emphasizing concepts, specializing in improvisation always interpreting the music and respecting the character of the different orchestras. He is especially interested in the dynamics and cadencia of the dance. Everything he teaches is applicable to crowded milongas.

Marie Riolo Roach has been dancing since the age of 8. Her passion for dance carried her to continue her studies at Brigham Young University. She returned to Indiana in 1988 and continued to compete, perform and teach ballroom and latin dance. A pivotal moment in her career was when she found Argentine tango in 2003. It started her travels all over the US and Argentina on a quest to train with the best tango teachers. She opened her own studio, Riolo Dance, in downtown Indianapolis so that she could grow a tango community. Marie is an accomplished tango teacher imparting her knowledge with equal expertise to leads and follows. Her vast experience of instructing a variety of dance forms has added to her ability to reach all students regardless of level or ability to learn. Her teaching method is clear, paying attention to technical detail and musicality while never losing the element of fun.