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Tango Foundations!

Tango Foundations
Time: Thursdays, 6-7pm

Location: Olympia Eagles (3rd floor),
805 4th Ave E Olympia, WA

Price: $25 drop-ins/$80 for all 4 weeks 
Class level: Beginner, Brand new dancers we recommend to start in June


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Tango Beyond Basics

Tango Beyond Basics
Time: Thursdays, 7-8pm

Location: Olympia Eagles (3rd floor),
805 4th Ave E Olympia, WA

Price: $25 drop-ins/$80 for all 4 weeks 
Class level: "Beyond Basics" must have instructor permission from Jennifer Jaymes

Special guest Tango instructor Jennifer Jaymes

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𝙋𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝙈𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙖𝙜𝙚 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙅𝙚𝙣𝙣𝙞𝙛𝙚𝙧: I am thrilled you are interested in Argentine Tango and honored you have come here to determine the next steps. I’ve known some of you for many years; we've been dancing together, learning and growing alongside each other with so many fantastic dance experiences. Some of you are new to the tango party – welcome! I might know you from other ballroom dance communities or we may have met through OlyDance. Whatever has brought us together and set your sights on Tango, I am thrilled to get to know you and grateful you want to learn more from me. Thank you to OlyDance for hosting me, and thank you all for trusting me as we work together during this season of your tango journey! 

𝘼𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙅𝙚𝙣𝙣𝙞𝙛𝙚𝙧 𝙅𝙖𝙮𝙢𝙚𝙨: Jennifer Jaymes has been dancing since the age of three, with a background in ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary and ballroom dance. She fell madly in love with Argentine Tango in 2014 after deciding to take a deep dive into both the technical and social elements of the dance. She has been dedicated to Argentine Tango ever since,  studying and enjoying it as her primary dance. She opened World Embrace Tango in 2023, an Argentine Tango dance school in Olympia, focused on growing the Argentine Tango community in the South Sound. She is proud to collaborate with OlyDance, growing a cohort of tango dancers by offering group classes on Thursday Fusion Nights at the Olympia Eagles. 

Jennifer began assistant teaching at Backstreet Tango in 2016, where she studied tango for five years under the apprenticeship of Luis Perez (Tacoma, WA). Since that time, she has intimately studied the nuances of tango technique with influential teachers such as Veronica Gardella and Marcelo Bernadaz, Ana Thomas, Leah Barsky, Buket Akdol, Maria Zujeva, Dilara Citil, Paula Emerick, Sol Irupe, Maja Petrovic and Marko Miljevic, Zeynep Aktar and Sercan Yigit, Joe Ferreira, Jorge Olguin and many more. She continues to train regularly with Brazilian maestros Olivia Teixeira and Fernando Lima, Lucas Fernandes De Goes Vieira, and Argentinian local, Laura D’Onofrio.

Jennifer approaches Argentine Tango with a spirit of inclusivity and collaboration. She believes that all dance is an opportunity for growth, healing and fun. Jennifer also studies Pilates, yoga and Gyrokinesis to promote a healthy view of body, mind and soul, and incorporates these elements into her dance life and teaching. She believes that positive tango experiences promote connection, technique, and artistry with every dancer. Each of these elements are included at every level of her teaching. Her belief is that tango, like any other form of movement, should be directly tied to wellbeing and foster healthy hearts, minds, and communities. Learning tango is a journey, not a destination, and can be enjoyed at any level, age and ability.
Jennifer lives in Olympia, Washington with her husband, Lyndon, and her three dogs, Bodhi, Cody and Kai.

For private lessons, you can contact Jennifer at or visit her website at

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