Tina Mangos and associates design and deliver arts-based programs to enhance daily life and productivity.  For over 40 years in arts and education, Tina has researched and collaborated with others to organize cultural events and teach classes for youth and adults.  Her successful brain-based method of teaching, which she terms “Cross-training your Brain,” combines logic with creative thinking in a step-by-step process that optimizes learning. Her classes are fun, productive, and sprinkled with humor.

Here’s what Tina Mangos Arts can offer:  

Dance Beat

The Art Of Dance: for Youth and Adults

  • Group and private lessons in popular Ballroom/Latin dances
  • Dance-based fitness: “Stretch & Strengthen” and “Ballroom Freestyle”
  • World of Food: Smart and easy way to cook and shop
Art

ART: Think Like a Scientist; Create Like an Artist

  • Classes for youth and adults
  • Art – decorative and fine art
  • Tina’s art, along with that of fellow artists
  • “A Spa for Your Brain”: A day to create and rejuvenate
The Art of Language

The Art of Language: Workforce Training

  • In this grammar and communication course we use right-brain learning activities to improve left-brain writing.
  • The method was designed by Tina, in collaboration with experts in writing and English.
  • You’ll get a well-organized workbook that guides you through an engaging and productive process.
Indulgence

Tina’s Art

Visit Tina’s studio (Carmel) or Athena House by appointment.  Add your name to the mailing list for upcoming art fares and shows of Tina’s work and that of other artists.  Fellow artists, feel free to contact Tina if you’re interested in collaborating.  

Athena House

Classes and More

Classes for youth and adults, meeting space, and a place in which to create and socialize.   

Tina will create a class for 3 or more people.

Get on the mailing list in case something is not listed on the website. 

 From Tina…. 

Tina Mangos

I emigrated from Greece as a child, grew up in Gary, pursued advanced degrees in the arts and education, and spent most of my career in Chicago.

There I conducted my corporate training business, ran a dance business, and enjoyed a very busy 20 years of teaching art in the Chicago Public Schools.  I’ve always juggled at least two “jobs” at the same time—not being able to quickly answer the question, “So what do you do?”

Now that I’m “retired” and living in Hamilton County, I have the flexibility to pursue my interests, to teach, and to create art at my own pace.  I take time to connect with others and share ideas because unexpected things can happen to make life richer. My purpose in life remains the same:  to create and teach.  I’d love to hear from you. Join me on a journey and “take your brain on a dance through life.”      

Please feel free to share ideas, to collaborate, or to get more info.

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Thank You

For 40+ years, I’ve taught thousands of students of all ages and engaged hundreds of professionals in my ventures. I’m grateful for the opportunities and talent-sharing.

A few testimonials

Dance and community events

“I have known Tina Mangos for over 20 years.  She has had an impressive and consistent track record serving the community through her dance programs at several Chicago Park locations.  Tina Mangos Dance has been an asset to our ward, serving children, adults, and seniors. She is  a responsible, creative professional who is very involved in civic programs through the local Chamber of Commerce, the Chicago Sister Cities International Program/Athens Committee, SummerDance, Navy Pier, community fundraisers, and other public events……….”.

Patrick J. Levar,  Alderman, 45th Ward, Chicago

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Patrick J. Levar,  Alderman, 45th Ward, Chicago

“I have known Tina Mangos for over 20 years.  She has had an impressive and consistent track record serving the community through her dance programs at several Chicago Park locations.  Tina Mangos Dance has been an asset to our ward, serving children, adults, and seniors. She is  a responsible, creative professional who is very involved in civic programs through the local Chamber of Commerce, the Chicago Sister Cities International Program/Athens Committee, SummerDance, Navy Pier, community fundraisers, and other public events……….”.
“Tina, You were the BEST and the jazz students loved you.  Everyone was grateful for the knowledge and passion you shared at the college. Thanks!”    

Tony Kidonakis, Professor; VanderCook College of Music, Chicago

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Tony Kidonakis, Professor; VanderCook College of Music, Chicago

“Tina, You were the BEST and the jazz students loved you.  Everyone was grateful for the knowledge and passion you shared at the college. Thanks!”    
“Working with Tina was great!.....she quickly taught us new steps we could easily add to our repertoire. Classes were lighthearted and fun. We recommend her!”

Stephanie Denson, Indianapolis

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Stephanie Denson, Indianapolis

“Working with Tina was great!.....she quickly taught us new steps we could easily add to our repertoire. Classes were lighthearted and fun. We recommend her!”
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“My son and I both give you ‘5 out of 5 stars!’ You were incredibly patient and kind with the kids in your class. Your directions were clear and easy to follow and your passion for the project brought the best out of Luca and your other students. We would definitely recommend this class for other kids!”

Amber Nunes, parent, Zionsville

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Amber Nunes, parent, Zionsville

“My son and I both give you ‘5 out of 5 stars!’ You were incredibly patient and kind with the kids in your class. Your directions were clear and easy to follow and your passion for the project brought the best out of Luca and your other students. We would definitely recommend this class for other kids!”
“I really liked this embroidery class.  It was challenging and I love pushing myself to the limits.  It was more work than I had planned, but it’s definitely worth it.  I’d like to come back again.”

Sophie, age 13, Indianapolis

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Sophie, age 13, Indianapolis

“I really liked this embroidery class.  It was challenging and I love pushing myself to the limits.  It was more work than I had planned, but it’s definitely worth it.  I’d like to come back again.”
“You are one amazing teacher and you have a kind heart. Thank you so much for doing your job, and especially for encouraging me to do my best and entering my work in the art show.  I'll miss you Mrs. Mangos.   Good luck on your retirement.  Lots of love” 

Mercedes Ambrocio, high school student

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Mercedes Ambrocio, high school student

“You are one amazing teacher and you have a kind heart. Thank you so much for doing your job, and especially for encouraging me to do my best and entering my work in the art show.  I'll miss you Mrs. Mangos.   Good luck on your retirement.  Lots of love” 
“Her work ethic and talents result in many hours spent outside the regular school day as evidenced by her management and success of the annual student art show and her annual Sr Prom Fashion and Variety show.  Tina sets the bar for professionalism and student-centered instruction” 

Morgan Gallagher, Assistant Principal

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Morgan Gallagher, Assistant Principal

“Her work ethic and talents result in many hours spent outside the regular school day as evidenced by her management and success of the annual student art show and her annual Sr Prom Fashion and Variety show.  Tina sets the bar for professionalism and student-centered instruction” 
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The Art of Language…

“Tina offered our employees a basic, understandable, and extremely practical seminar on business English.  I would highly recommend Tina; she’s knowledgeable, affable, and professional.” 

Jan Lollini, Manager, Employee Relations
World Book Educational Products

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2020-08-06T01:02:39+00:00

Jan Lollini, Manager, Employee Relations
World Book Educational Products

“Tina offered our employees a basic, understandable, and extremely practical seminar on business English.  I would highly recommend Tina; she’s knowledgeable, affable, and professional.” 
“I was in your “Art of Language” class, and I loved it!  Not only did I have a darn good time, but I really feel that I learned how to significantly improve my writing.” 

Brian Childress, Rotary International

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2020-08-06T01:03:30+00:00

Brian Childress, Rotary International

“I was in your “Art of Language” class, and I loved it!  Not only did I have a darn good time, but I really feel that I learned how to significantly improve my writing.” 
“Very Informative and entertaining.  I loved the ‘Taking out the Flab’ section.”

Mark LaMoy, Fellowes Manufacturing

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Mark LaMoy, Fellowes Manufacturing

“Very Informative and entertaining.  I loved the ‘Taking out the Flab’ section.”
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