About Sonny

Sonny Newman

Sonny Newman offers some of the finest private Argentine Tango instruction in the Pacific Northwest.  Sonny, with his strong creative talent, professional dance background and passion for Argentine Tango, brings an unsurpassed wealth of experience to the dance floor.

An icon in the dance community

Dancer, teacher, choreographer, Sonny Newman received much of his dance training at Juilliard School of Music and Dance and at other professional studios in New York City.  While in New York he trained under Jose Limon, Antony Tudor and many other great figures in the dance world. He has studied tango in Argentina and lives in Seattle where he specializes in Argentine Tango.

He has been a guest instructor at Yale, Princeton, UCLA, for The Fuex Follets in Montreal, and the University of Arizona and has been on staff at the University of Colorado and artist in residence in dance for the Seattle Parks and Recreation department. For over two decades, Sonny has specialized in Argentine Tango, its history, poetry and dance. He is the founder of the large movement towards Argentine Tango in Seattle over twenty years ago.

An exacting teacher, Sonny asks much of his students, and attentive pupils respond with a demonstration of ability that surprises some and pleases all. To his teaching Sonny brings over 65 years of dance experience, a knowledge of the history and culture which inspire dance, and an abiding love for music.

 Sonny Newman’s Thoughts on Argentine Tango

“Tango is intimate communication and connection between two embracing dancers that uses no words.  It is sensual without necessarily being sexual.  Within the boundaries of a very few rules, the dance is open to endless creativity.  The wide spectrum of its music ranges like human emotions — sometimes playful or passionate, other times sad or melancholy, occasionally fierce and angry.

Tango is a living dance and like life itself is evolving.  It has moved in a most civilized fashion from its early origin of being a dance of dominance and submission to one of invitation and acceptance.  The invitation being extended from the man’s center, the acceptance coming from the woman’s center. I think of each tango as having its own life and breath.



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Creative writer, artist, musician, dancer, gardener and chicken lover with a friendly flock of hens, owner and massage therapist at www.mymassageinseattle.com.