Biography

metin yazirThe founder of Baila Tango school. Started dancing in 1992 in Germany. Gustavo Naveira had big influence in the way he developed his teaching vision. Metin Yazir’s career took him to ninety one (91) cities in twenty six (26) countries, teaching and performing. His unique, fun and straightforward approach to teaching tango made him one of the most sought after instructors in the world. His careful analysis of the movement and interaction between partners, combined with his motivating presentation earned him the admiration of tango dancers all over the world. He has inspired many to start dancing and building tango communities.

Started in 1993, in Munich, Germany by Metin Yazir, Baila Tango has become synonymous with great dancing. Many instructors were and still are gravitated to the simple yet sophisticated methods of dancing and teaching of Baila Tango.

With Metin Yazir’s arrival in 1997, Baila Tango opened the gates for tango in Istanbul, Turkey. In a matter of a few years, Baila Tango grew in Ankara, Izmir, Eskisehir and Bursa…. With many more Baila Tango trained instructors, Turkey has become the fastest growing tango community in the world.

Baila Tango considers tango as a dialogue (as opposed to monologues by the dominant men) between two independent and actively participating individuals, connecting them at a higher level. Lead and follow concepts transcend to invitations and acceptances. This heightened respect for women is the foundation of this vision.

His vision is inclusive: everyone can dance tango regardless of age, background, or body type. While the stage dancers bring their art to audiences, tango still belongs to the people from which it came from.

His goal is to spread the love of tango, the dance and the music and to bring this unique art form to everyone who is willing to take a step forward, who is searching for happiness, health, and fulfillment, carrying a vision of unity by breaking social, personal and cultural barriers. Beyond a hobby, he sees tango as a way of life, a path to self-respect, a respect for one’s partner and a respect for everyone.