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At Tango & More Argentine Dance, we do so much more than dance tango. Our company's mission is to share the many beautiful dances of Argentina through performance and classes for all ages. Now we offer Spanish language instruction to help you optimize your opportunities.

Presenting this month's company member


Meet our director!   Se encuentra la versión en español abajo

Colombian born Patricia Restrepo de Jensen, “Gigi”, lives in the San Francisco area in California. She has dedicated two decades of her life to the beautiful dances of Argentina, teaching and performing in Latin America, and in the United States.

Patricia worked for 17 years with the great Argentine dancer and choreographer, Pampa Cortés. In 1998, Patricia and Pampa founded the successful Tango A Media Luz. As trendsetters in the Bay Area tango community, they produced several stage shows, and Argentine dance and cultural events.

After Cortés moved to Europe, Patricia founded a new company, Tango & More Argentine Dance, putting her energy into presenting and teaching Latin American dance and music. She continues her role as a trendsetter by researching and presenting more extensive dance projects: she curated a popular cultural series, founded a world tap festival, mounted an art show about tango, and is a published author. Her first directing credits are from 2008 with the stage show “Argentina Dances” in 2008, followed by a series of stage productions which to date have presented over 200 dancers & musicians.

Patricia is well known as an emcee in programs such as several times at the California Academy of Sciences, “Music at Noon” series at Santa Clara University, BATango’s “Tango in the Square” and in “Asi se Baila el Tango”, broadcast repeatedly on San Francisco television station. She was interviewed on Univision’s KDTV Channel 14, and as been a guest on the radio numerous times.

Ms. Restrepo has received several dance awards including 1998 Grand Prix Championship at the San Francisco International Grand Ball competition and in 2011 at the Seattle Tangoearth Immersion competition. She and her partner competed in the 2014 Argentine Tango USA, (making it to the Semi-Finals. She has received several first place awards as an amateur in ballroom competitions.

A frequent judge for Carnaval San Francisco, she also served for 5 years on the prestigious Isadora Duncan Dance Awards committee, and also on granting panels for various foundations.

Patricia partnered Cortés in Ballet Pampa Argentina. They performed in the 25th Annual Argentine Festival in Washington, DC, in the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, for the Argentine Association of Los Angeles, and as guest artists in several US cities and in Guatemala. Patricia dances in Las Estrellitas, an all-women Argentine folkloric troupe founded by Cortés. She teaches workshops in California and Washington state, and will tour in Argentina in September 2016.

¡Conozcan nuestra directora!

Nacida en Colombia, Patricia Restrepo de Jensen (conocida en los EEUU como Gigi Jensen), vive cerca de San Francisco, California. Ella ha dedicada dos décadas a las hermosas danzas de Argentina, enseñándolas y presentándolas en America Latin y en los Estados Unidos.

Ella trabajó 17 de estos años con el gran Pampa Cortés bailarín y coreógrafo argentino. En 1998, Patricia y Pampa establecieron la exitosa Tango A Media Luz. Como pioneros de la moda presentados muchas espectáculos del escenario y eventos de danza y culturales argentinos.

Después que Cortés se radicó en Europa, Patricia estableció Tango & More Argentine Dance, dedicando sus esfuerzas a presentar y enseñar el baile y canta de America Latina. Seguía ella siendo prionera por investigar y presentar temas mas ámplias de la danza: curaba un serie popular de eventos culturales, fundar un festival de zapateo mundial, montar una exposición de arte sobre el tema de tango, y es autora publicada. Su primeros éxitos directorales son de la función en 2008 con “Argentina Dances” (Qué baila Argentina), y después ha montada otros presentando a más que 200 artistas de baile y canto.

Reconocida por ser locutora en programas varias veces: en la California Academy of Sciences (Academia de ciencias de California), “Music at Noon” (Música al mediodía) por Santa Clara University, “Tango in the Square” (Tango en la plaza) en Union Square en San Francisco, y en “Así se baila el tango”, sincronizado varias veces en la televisión de San Francisco, Calfornia. Fue entrevisada por KDTV Canal 14 de Univisión, y ha sido invitada varias veces en la radio.

Señora Restrepo ha ganado concursos de baile incluyendo en 1998 con el San Francisco International Grand Ball Grand Prix Championship (Campeonato del Gran Prix en la gala internacional de San Francisco), y en 2011 con el concurso Seattle Tangoearth Immersion. Ella y su pareja competieron en Argentine Tango USA 2014 (los eliminatorios nacionales estadounidenses del Mudial de Tango), alcanzando hasta los semi-finales. Además ha ganado otros premios de la categoría amateur en competiciones de baile de salón.

Patricia fue pareja de baile de Pampa Cortés en el Ballet Pampa Argentina. La pareja presentó en festivales tales como el de 25th Annual Argentine Festival Washington, DC, (Festival anual de 25 años del los argentinos), el San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival (El festival de baile étnico de San Francisco, California), para la Argentine Association of Los Angeles (La asociación argentino de Los Ángeles, California), y como artistas invitados en numerosas ciudades en los Estados Unidos y en Guatemala. Ella es integrante de Las Estrellitas, el grupo feminino de folklore argentino fundado por Cortés. Ella da talleres en California, el estado de Washington, y hará giro en la Argentina en septiembre 2016.


Spanish Language Lessons

Want to learn Spanish? Or dust off what you have and learn even more? Gigi can help you make it happen! 

Argentine Dance Lessons

  Learn to dance Argentine tango
  with Warren & Gigi Jensen.


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Missed our big January show benefiting the ICIM?

Since January we've helped to raise more than $6500 towards this wonderful organization. Why? They did so much to help Pampa in his battle against cancer.

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Dancer's Foot Care Clinic

We'll be repeating our popular Dancer's Foot Care Clinic. Details to be announced. If you're interested in bringing it to your area, contact Gigi at (510) 326-6415
or at our email listed at the bottom of this page.

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