"Jean-Pierre is a gem of a teacher. He is quite patient. He breaks down the figures to their most basic elements. The incredible breadth and depth of his knowledge gives you the language to understand what your body is doing and what the music is saying. Although this approach may seem slow at the beginning, I found it quite empowering. Unpacking the basics made me more confident as a leader and my technique was more solid from the beginning. As I picked up the vocabulary I could start adding it to my own choreography. I find having this foundation facilitates my creativity and ability as a dancer. It also makes it easier to understand what others are doing - whether watching videos of Tango greats or fellow dancers at a Milonga. If you have the opportunity to learn from Jean-Pierre, I urge you to grab it."
Thomas Rosenberg & Mireille Edwards
" I began my Tango journey with Jean-Pierre Sighe in January of 2016, almost exactly one year ago. From the first steps on the dance floor at Cafe Valenciano in San Francisco where my total beginner mind knew nothing, to now as an intermediate student navigating the vast amount of information, I know I have been fortunate to learn in the context of The Magdalena Technique that focuses on the art of "walking" as a base for spontaneous improvisation. This process takes longer to learn than the process of learning a series of steps, however the results are a forever imprinted as mastery is slowly developed. It has been a challenge to adapt to close embraced partner dancing, especially after having trained extensively in other genres: Ballet,West and Central-African,,Modern, Jazz, Brazilian Folk ..Samba. These styles, while they may require dancing with others, do not require merging into others. My journey continues and I remain committed to advance step by step."