But we’ll have pinwheels tonight anyhow, thanks to Lesley Mitchell. She’s teaching rocking turns from backward ochos – pinwheels, if you will. You don’t want to miss this. Lesley’s going to keep at it until every last one of us perfects that rocking step! It’s all happening tonight at 8 pm at the Suzanne Patterson Center.
Here’s another thing you don’t want to miss:
My Funny Valentine Milonga next Tuesday at
We really want you to be our Valentine.
And finally here’s something you will miss – There will be no Viva Tango Practica next Thursday, February 16th. We’re giving our all to love on Tuesday, Valentine’s Day. We’ll just be pooped out on Thursday.
Drum-roll, please. We know you’ve had your Oscar nomination in hand for weeks now. We know you’ve been working on your acceptance speech. And we also know Meryl Streep is going to win anyhow. So predictable. That got us to thinking; It’s usually the losers who are more interesting, more provocative, more fun.
Naturally we concluded you’d like to see the losers in our Valentine’s Day Milonga naming contest. Some of them really deserved their nominations:
I’m Never Dating Again Milonga
Droopy Red Rose Milonga
Stupid Cupid Milonga
Love’s a Bore Milonga
Wish You Were Elsewhere Milonga
The Valentine Blahs Milonga
Lost Love Milonga
I Hate Valentine’s Day Milonga
That should help clarify exactly what your own position is. Whether you love it, hate it, or feel supremely indifferent to Valentine’s Day, you don’t want to miss the fun we’ll be having at My Funny Valentine Milonga next Tuesday at the beautiful Tusk Restaurant. Romantic music, good dancers, bar service, all excellent reasons to join us at 8. You might even be the target of one of Cupid’s stray arrows.
Just remember to thank us in your acceptance speech.
In fact, smile, because Lesley Mtchell says “This is our 20th year of teaching tango and I’m still enthralled. Thank you Argentina!” Lesley has lived in Buenos Aires, speaks Spanish fluently, knows where to buy the best custom made tango shoes, can spot a Malbec at 50 paces, and knows who dances at which milongas each night in BsAs. That’s cultural immersion, a Norteamericana by birth, a Porteña at heart.
Lesley will be back at Viva this Thursday at 8 with a lesson in pinwheel turns (not molinetes.) You’ll be saying muy gracias before the night is out and smiling too.
This is turning out to be a very warm, smiley winter, don’t you think?
She’s in there all alone, so you know the food’s going to be good.
We’ve got Vittoria and Guillermo (Porteño?: √.) We’ve got voleos (Tango?: √.) We’ve got Villa Urquiza (Style?: √.) We’ve got Nelly’s food (Delicious?: √.)
All we need to make the evening great is you (Photogenic?: √.)
|January 26, 2012|
That’s what you’ll need to do when Vittoria and Guillermo return this week. These dancing professionals have spent 10 years perfecting the art of Argentine tango on stage and off. They’ve suspected from the beginning that it would come down to two things: Villa Urquiza and voleos. And it has. This Thursday they’ll be teaching a turn with voleos in their Villa Urquiza style. If you need a Villa Urquiza refresher, here’s Hiroshi and Kyoko, the 2010 Mundial Champions, dancing in that style:
If you need a voleo refresher, it’s that kick that can be lethal if done incorrectly or led badly. It’s also that kick that looks extremely inelegant if you don’t get your heel and toe in exactly the right position. You’ll want to come to SPC at 8 on Thursday to get this right. The future of tango depends on it.
And while we’re talking about the future, don’t forget the beautiful one we have planned for you, our (anti?) Valentine’s Day Milonga at Tusk Restaurant. If you were hoping to eat at Tusk before the milonga, better call right away, 908 829-3417.
Valentine’s Day is coming up. Love it or hate it, you’ve got to deal with it. We at Viva Tango have been thinking there’s only one way to handle it, whether it’s old love, new love, unrequited love or lost love. Simply tango the night away.
We’ve planned something very special so you can do just that. My Funny Valentine Milonga will be held on February 14th (yes, that’s a Tuesday) at the beautiful Tusk Restaurant on Route 206 in Montgomery.
Our milonga will have bar service, but if you want to eat, which is probably always a good idea, check out the Tusk Restaurant website. The chef is offering two scrumptious prix fixe dinners for Valentine’s Day. If you hurry, you might just be able to book a table before it’s too late. Call 908 – 829 – 3417 to make your dinner reservation now.
A beautiful restaurant, glorious food, nice drinks, romantic music. We hope you’re getting the hint that we want you to be our Valentine.
And don’t forget our Valentine’s warm up – Chulo’s back by popular demand, teaching at 8 this Thursday.