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Valentin Solakhau the performing Arts teacher at the Twin Cities German Immersion School in St. Paul helped fifth graders Nele Roth left, Matu Mueller and Ingrid Sampson with their tango moves. Valentin is a native of Belarus is preparing the k-6 students for their Friday night performance of Carnival of Cultures, a celebration of song and dance from around the world . The event will take place on Friday 11; at St. Thomas More Catholic Community and school starting at 6pm. Valentin has a masters degree in German Literature and has been a teacher at the school for the past two years.

Jerry Holt, Star Tribune

International appeal of tango

  • Article by: JERRY HOLT
  • Star Tribune
  • February 8, 2011 - 9:38 AM
The international appeal of the tango is on display this week. Students at the Twin Cities German Immersion School are practicing their moves with performing arts teacher Valentin Solakhau. The native of Belarus teaches music, dance and drama to students in kindergarten through sixth grade and is preparing the students for their Friday night performance in the Carnival of Cultures, a celebration of song and dance that will take place at 6 p.m. Friday at St. Thomas More Catholic Community, 1065 Summit Av., St. Paul.

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