Meredith Klein has been dancing tango for 22 years, including three years spent living in Buenos Aires. For the past 13 years, she has run the Philadelphia Argentine Tango School. Over the past three years, the school has become one of the most prolific presenters of live tango music in the United States.
Since suspending in-person activities at the Philadelphia Argentine Tango School due to Covid in March 2020, Meredith has developed one of the most extensive virtual tango programs in the world, including classes, workshops, lectures and concerts. She believes that the opportunity to collaborate with dancers and musicians around the world is the “silver lining” for the tango community of a very difficult time.
On September 30, 2019, WRTI 90.1 FM Philadelphia aired a beautiful show on Argentine tango, featuring performances and interviews by pianist Emiliano Messiez, bandoneonist Leandro Ragusa, and dancers Gustavo Rember and Meredith Klein. The show offers an up-to-the-minute view of the state of tango music today, and the ways that tango dance and tango music are influencing each other.
Please take a few moments to watch and listen!
PATS Director Meredith Klein hosts Tango Stories on USALA Radio. The show gives you glimpses into the lives of the social dancers, teachers, performers, musicians, DJs, and organizers who take part in the global phenomenon that is Argentine tango. In addition to great interviews, the show offers you the chance to listen to a lot of beautiful tango music.
Tango Stories airs on USALA every Wednesday from 5-6 pm.