VivaTango Newsletter
for December 1st 

Welcome to December. We have some of our brightest events planned for this holiday month. We kick December off with Helen Wang and James Archambault hosting a lesson and milonga.  This is followed Pablo and Iwona plus DJ Kerry on the second Thursday. And we conclude the month with our Holiday Milonga Party on December 15th. Details are below. 

Thursday December 1st will feature a lesson by Helen Wang and James Archambault on techniques for leaders and followers. A milonga DJed by Helen Wang will follow the lesson.  Helen and James are looking forward to dancing with VivaTango dancers again. Click HERE to view Helen and James last performance at VivaTango. Lesson starts at 7:00 and Milonga starts at 8:15. Lesson $15, Milonga $15, Both $20. Dancers need to be vaccinated or show recent negative covid test. EVENT LINK

Thursday December 8th Milonga will feature Pablo Garcia Gomez & Iwona Ionescu. Pablo and Iwona are the instructors for the Princeton Adult School Tango classes, and are popular instructors at VivaTango and other tango events. The Milonga will feature DJ Kerry Kay who will put you in your Tango Moment with her selection of tandas. All levels lesson starts at 7:00, Milonga starts at 8:15. Lesson $15, Milonga $15, Both $20. Dancers need to be vaccinated or show recent negative covid test. EVENT LINK

DECEMBER 15 – HOLIDAY MILONGA

This year’s Holiday Party will be our first major celebration since covid. We look forward to having the entire Tango Family join in celebrating with friendship and dancing. Mark Thursday December 15th on your calendar now. Milonga with Live Music by Maurizio and Shinjoo. DJing by DimOn the TangoDJ. Holiday decorations, dance hosts, door prizes, surprise guests and activities. Doors open 7 PM. Cost $20. Dancers must be vaccinated or show proof of recent negative test. EVENT LINK

OTHER TANGO EVENTS

Speakeasy Milonga #5 in Paterson NJ – Friday Dec. 2 EVENT LINK

SAFETY

Our events require showing proof of vaccination. You only have to show proof on your first visit. We also remind dancers that they should not come if they have any symptoms or have been exposed to people who have Covid. Masks are recommended, but optional. For dancers who are not able to be vaccinated, they will be admitted if they have had a negative result from a PCR test in the past 72 hours or an antigen quick test in the past 24 hours.

LOST AND FOUND

Are you missing a pair of men’s black shoes size 8½  in a bag from Werner Kern,

or a lady’s black short vest? Ask at the sign in desk.

WATER

We urge dancers to bring their water bottle from home to cut down on single use bottles. There is also a chilled water fountain next to the bathroom to refill your water bottles with chilled water and a cold/hot water dispenser in the entry way to help keep you hydrated.

FREE EVENTS FOR VOLENTEERS

VivaTango continues to need help at the end of events to store chairs, tables, lights, and sound system. This task requires staying about 30 minutes after the end. You will be part of a team of 3 persons. This is a great way to get to know some of your fellow dancers.

Thanks for dancing at VivaTango. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions please email me at Dennis

Happy Thanksgiving
from VivaTango

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your Family. VivaTango is thankful that you are part of our Tango Family. There will be no VivaTango event on Thanksgiving, Thursday November 24.

Join your Tango family friends next Thursday December 1st. Helen and James will host the milonga and lesson. 

VivaTango

HAPPY THANKSGIVING – NO EVENT ON NOVEMBER 24.

December kicks off with a milonga and lesson hosted by Helen Wang and lesson by Helen and James. Pablo and Iwona plus DJ Kerry Kay follow on the second Thursday. And we conclude the month with our Holiday Milonga Party on December 15th which features live music by Maurizio and Shinjoo plus DJ DimOn. Details are below.

Thursday December 1st Milonga will feature Helen Wang and James as instructors and DJ for milonga. Helen is looking forward to dancing with VivaTango again. Lesson starts at 7:00 and Milonga starts at 8:15. Lesson $15, Milonga $15, Both $20. Dancers need to be vaccinated or show recent negative covid test. EVENT LINK

Thursday December 8th Milonga will feature Pablo Garcia Gomez & Iwona Ionescu. Pablo and Iwona are the instructors for the Princeton Adult School Tango classes, and are popular instructors at VivaTango and other tango events. The Milonga will feature DJ Kerry Kay who will put you in your Tango Moment with her selection of tandas. All levels lesson starts at 7:00, Milonga starts at 8:15. Lesson $15, Milonga $15, Both $20. Dancers need to be vaccinated or show recent negative covid test. EVENT LINK

DECEMBER 15 – HOLIDAY MILONGA

This year’s Holiday Party will be our first major celebration since covid. We look forward to having the entire Tango Family join in celebrating with friendship and dancing. Mark Thursday December 15th on your calendar now. Milonga with Live Music by Maurizio and Shinjoo. DJing by DimOn the TangoDJ. Holiday decorations, door prizes, and activities. Doors open 7 PM. Cost $20. Dancers must be vaccinated or show proof of recent negative test. EVENT LINK

OTHER TANGO EVENTS

Speakeasy Milonga #5 in Paterson NJ – Friday Dec. 2 EVENT LINK

SAFETY

Our events require showing proof of vaccination. You only have to show proof on your first visit. We also remind dancers that they should not come if they have any symptoms or have been exposed to people who have Covid. Masks are recommended, but optional. For dancers who are not able to be vaccinated, they will be admitted if they have had a negative result from a PCR test in the past 72 hours or an antigen quick test in the past 24 hours.

WATER

We urge dancers to bring their water bottle from home to cut down on single use bottles. There is also a chilled water fountain next to the bathroom to refill your water bottles with chilled water and a cold/hot water dispenser in the entry way to help keep you hydrated.

FREE EVENTS FOR VOLENTEERS

VivaTango continues to need help at the end of events to store chairs, tables, lights, and sound system. This task requires staying about 30 minuets after the end. You will be part of a team of 3 persons. This is a great way to get to know some of your fellow dancers.

Thanks for dancing at VivaTango. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions please email me at Dennis

VivaTango

Thursday November 17th Introducing the lovely and athletic Michelle LambTango and Gyrotonic Insturctor. Michelle and Andres will teach a tango lesson and perform. Michelle Lamb’s dance experience has been broad and eclectic including touring with famous musical artists such as Liza Minelli, appearing in prestigious venues such as The Royal Albert Hall in London and off-Broadway theaters in New York City and assisting in the choreography of the Miss Universe Pageant. Michelle has toured the world extensively to teach and perform Argentine Tango and has performed onstage with Orquesta Color Tango. Andres Amarilla; Tango instructor, performer and choreographer, studied with and performed in the dance companies of three of the greatest tangueros of all time: Gustavo Naveira, Juan Carlos Copes, and Rodolfo Dinzel – all by the age of 12. He has taught in more than 70 cities worldwide. In 2008, Andres and his dance partner, Meredith Klein, founded the Philadelphia Argentine Tango School. Lesson 7:00, Milonga 8:15 and performance about 10 PM. Dancers must be vaccinated or show proof of recent negative test. Lesson $15, Milonga $15, Both $20. EVENT LINK

DECEMBER 15 – HOLD THE DATE FOR OUR HOLIDAY PARTY

This year’s Holiday Party will be our first major celebration post covid. We look forward to having the entire Tango Family join in celebrating the friendship and dancing. Mark Thursday December 15th on your calendar now. The Holiday Milonga will feature live music by Maurizio Najt and Shinjoo Cho

SAFETY

Our events require showing proof of vaccination. You only have to show proof on your first visit. We also remind dancers that they should not come if they have any symptoms or have been exposed to people who have Covid. Masks are recommended, but optional. For dancers who are not able to be vaccinated, they will be admitted if they have had a negative result from a PCR test in the past 72 hours or an antigen quick test in the past 24 hours.

WATER

We urge dancers to bring their water bottle from home to cut down on single use bottles. There is also a chilled water fountain next to the bathroom to refill your water bottles with chilled water and a cold/hot water dispenser in the entry way to help keep you hydrated.

FREE EVENTS FOR VOLENTEERS

VivaTango continues to need help at the end of events to store chairs, tables, lights, and sound system. This task requires staying about 30 minuets after the end. You will be part of a team of 3 persons. This is a great way to get to know some of your fellow dancers. 

Thanks for dancing at VivaTango. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions please email me at Dennis

VivaTango  

Boo !!! Happy Halloween. If you are looking for a Halloween Milonga try Red Bank Tango. Michael Nadatochi will be there. He has returned to the US for a short visit.

VivaTango kicks off November with an event featuring Tango legends Mónica Romero and Omar Ocampo. Other highlights include a new initiative for beginners, and November will end with the introduction of the amazing Michelle Lamb. Details about these events follow below.

Thursday November 3rd Los Ocampo. Tango legends Mónica Romero and Omar Ocampo will teach and perform at VivaTango. Their motto is “dancing around the world”, which they have done for two decades as the lead dancers of their own traveling Tango Dance Company, Tango Bravo, and as part of other international shows; including The Carlos Copes Tango Show and Tango Pasión. They divide their time between teaching at their schools around the world, touring widely and performing at prestigious international venues. They are also official judges at the annual International Tango Championships in Argentina and other international competitions. Their charismatic stage presence and personalities, combined with their elegant style, creativity and extensive knowledge make them hugely popular with audiences and students. MayOk (aka Urszula), our international traveling DJ, has arranged to bring these Tango legends to VivaTango, and she will complete the event by playing her popular tandas for the milonga. EVENT LINK

Thursday November 10th Lesson byPablo Garcia Gomez & Iwona Ionescu plus Milonga with TangoDJ DimOn. The lesson this week will begin with instruction and practice for a specific skill for beginners. Beginners should be there at 7:00 to take advantage of this. Advanced dancers can always benefit from basic skill exercise also. The remaining hour of the lesson will teach intermediate level skills, but beginners are encouraged to join. During the beginning of the milonga, a portion of the dance floor will be reserved for a Guided Practica Sesson (GPS) where beginners and dancers can get additional help on the skills taught in the lesson. The Milonga will feature DJ DimOn who will put you in your Tango Moment with his well composed tandas. Lesson starts at 7:00, Milonga starts at 8:15. Lesson $15, Milonga $15, Both $20. Dancers need to be vaccinated or show recent negative covid test. EVENT LINK

Introducing the lovely and athletic Michelle LambTango and Gyrotonic Insturctor. Michelle and Andres will teach a tango lesson and perform Thursday November 17th.

Michelle Lamb’s dance experience has been broad and eclectic including touring with famous musical artists such as Liza Minelli, appearing in prestigious venues such as The Royal Albert Hall in London and off-Broadway theaters in New York City and assisting in the choreography of the Miss Universe Pageant. Michelle has toured the world extensively to teach and perform Argentine Tango and has performed onstage with Orquesta Color Tango.

Andres Amarilla; Tango instructor, performer and choreographer, studied with and performed in the dance companies of three of the greatest tangueros of all time: Gustavo Naveira, Juan Carlos Copes, and Rodolfo Dinzel – all by the age of 12. He has taught in more than 70 cities worldwide. In 2008, Andres and his dance partner, Meredith Klein, founded the Philadelphia Argentine Tango School.

Lesson 7:00, Milonga 8:15 and performance about 10 PM. Dancers must be vaccinated or show proof of recent negative test. Lesson $15, Milonga $15, Both $20. EVENT LINK

OTHER TANGO EVENTS IN THE AREA

Speakeasy Milonga Sunday October 23 EVENT LINK

Boleo Intensive Workshop with Helen Wang and Cristian Bravo November 5 & 6  EVENT LINK

REIMAGINING TANGO MUSICALITY!

“Reimagining Tango Musicality” is a four-hour, partners-only workshop that you cannot miss led by Iwona and Pablo. In this workshop, you will:

  • Learn how to use the rich features that tango music has to offer to dancers
  • Apply new musicality ideas to your favorite steps or sequences, whether they are simple or more sophisticated
  • Create your personalized plans to experience musicality beyond the workshop

Date: Saturday, November 12

Time: From 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Place: Suzanne Patterson Center, 45 Stockton St. Princeton

Workshop, Guided Musicality Practice, and Workshop Materials: $35 per dancer. Partners can save their spot in the workshop by e-mailing Iwona and Pablo at: connectiontango.princeton@gmail.com 

SAFETY

Our events require showing proof of vaccination. You only have to show proof on your first visit. We also remind dancers that they should not come if they have any symptoms or have been exposed to people who have Covid. Masks are recommended, but optional. For dancers who are not able to be vaccinated, they will be admitted if they have had a negative result from a PCR test in the past 72 hours or an antigen quick test in the past 24 hours.

WATER

We urge dancers to bring their water bottle from home to cut down on single use bottles. There is also a chilled water fountain next to the bathroom to refill your water bottles with chilled water and a cold/hot water dispenser in the entry way to help keep you hydrated.

FREE GIFT FOR YOU

Dimitris Bronowski is in love with tango. He is also a successful serial entrepreneur. He is leveraging his business success to the benefit of other Tango lovers. He has created the Tango Partner App which has 13,000 tango users and has written several books. Now he has launched a free newsletter that can help you improve their dance, get more dances, discover and join great tango events, develop your embrace and much more. You can sign up for his newsletter here: https://thecurioustanguero.com/ . You will also want to get his Tango Partner App  which is a must have tool to find milongas and partners while traveling anywhere in the world.

FREE EVENTS FOR VOLENTEERS

VivaTango continues to need help at the end of events to store chairs, tables, lights, and sound system. This task requires staying about 30 minuets after the end. You will be part of a team of 3 persons. This is a great way to get to know some of your fellow dancers. 

Thanks for dancing at VivaTango. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions please email me at Dennis

VivaTango

Thursday October 27th Milonga with Live Music. Maurizio NajtPiano, is a graduate of the Conservatorio Nacional de Música in Buenos Aires. He performed with “Amigos del Tango” and Forever Tango Orchestra at venues such as Lincoln Center Plaza, Alice Tully Hall, Winter Garden, and the Argentine Embassy in Washington DC and Tokyo. Shinjoo ChoBandoneon, is co-founder of the Philadelphia-based Oscuro Quintet, formed to perform tango. She is a member of the all-women tango music and dance company GlamourTango, and she is a member of the New York’s Astoria Tango Orchestra. During her 2014-2016 residency in Argentina, Shinjoo performd solo on piano for the President of Argentina. Svetlana Howells will be the guest DJ this week. She will be playing a great mix of carefully crafted tandas and clever cortinas. Svetlana also crafts unique jewelry and will bring samples to view. See her TANGO COLLECTION.

Milonga starts at 7 PM. Live music starts at 8:30 PM. Cost $20. Dancers must be vaccinated. Masks are encouraged, but optional.EVENT LINK

Thursday November 3rd Los Ocampo. Tango legends Mónica Romero and Omar Ocampo will teach and perform at VivaTango. Their motto is “dancing around the world”, which they have done for two decades as the lead dancers of their own traveling Tango Dance Company, Tango Bravo and as part of other international shows, including The Carlos Copes Tango Show, and Tango Pasión. They divide their time between teaching at their schools around the world, touring widely and performing at prestigious international venues. They are also official judges at the annual International Tango Championships in Argentina and other international competitions. Their charismatic stage presence and personalities, combined with their elegant style, creativity and extensive knowledge make them hugely popular with audiences and students alike. MayOk (aka Urszula), our international traveling DJ, has arranged to bring these Tango legends to VivaTango, and she will complete the event by playing her popular tandas for the milonga. EVENT LINK

REIMAGINING TANGO MUSICALITY!

“Reimagining Tango Musicality” is a four-hour, partners-only workshop that you cannot miss led by Iwona and Pablo. In this workshop, you will:

  • Learn how to use the rich features that tango music has to offer to dancers
  • Apply new musicality ideas to your favorite steps or sequences, whether they are simple or more sophisticated
  • Create your personalized plans to experience musicality beyond the workshop

Date: Saturday, November 12

Time: From 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Place: Suzanne Patterson Center, 45 Stockton St. Princeton

Workshop, Guided Musicality Practice, and Workshop Materials: $35 per dancer. Partners can save their spot in the workshop by e-mailing Iwona and Pablo at: connectiontango.princeton@gmail.com 

SAFETY

Our events require showing proof of vaccination. You only have to show proof on your first visit. We also remind dancers that they should not come if they have any symptoms or have been exposed to people who have Covid. Masks are recommended, but optional. For dancers who are not able to be vaccinated, they will be admitted if they have had a negative result from a PCR test in the past 72 hours or an antigen quick test in the past 24 hours.

WATER

We urge dancers to bring their water bottle from home to cut down on single use bottles. There is also a chilled water fountain next to the bathroom to refill your water bottles with chilled water and a cold/hot water dispenser in the entry way to help keep you hydrated.

Tango Partner App is a must have tool to find milongas and partners while traveling anywhere in the world.

Thanks for dancing at VivaTango. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions please email me at Dennis

VivaTango 

Meredith Klein and Andres Amarilla will host the VivaTango milonga at Thursday Tango.

Thursday October 20th Meredith Klein and Andres Amarilla will host the milonga preceded by a lesson at 7 PM and followed by the milonga at 8:15. Meredith andAndres organize the many Tango events offered by the Philadelphia Argentine Tango School, and are internationally known tango dancers. Lesson $15, Milonga $15 or Both $20. Dancers must be vaccinated. Facemasks are encouraged but optional. EVENT LINK

Thursday October 27th Milonga with Live Music. Maurizio NajtPiano, is a graduate of the Conservatorio Nacional de Música in Buenos Aires. He performed with “Amigos del Tango” and Forever Tango Orchestra at venues such as Lincoln Center Plaza, Alice Tully Hall, Winter Garden, and the Argentine Embassy in Washington DC and Tokyo. Shinjoo ChoBandoneon, is co-founder of the Philadelphia-based Oscuro Quintet, formed to perform tango. She a member of the all-women tango music and dance company GlamourTango, and she is a member of the New York’s Astoria Tango Orchestra. During her 2014-2016 residency in Argentina, Shinjoo performd solo on piano for the President of Argentina. Svetlana Howells will be the guest DJ this week. She will be playing a great mix of carefully crafted tandas and cleaver cortinas. Svetlana also crafts unique jewelry and will bring samples to view. See her TANGO COLLECTION.

Milonga starts at 7 PM. Live music starts at 8:30 PM. Cost $20. Dancers must be vaccinated. Masks are encouraged, but optional.EVENT LINK

Thursday November 3rd Los Ocampo. Tango legends Mónica Romero and Omar Ocampo will teach and perform at VivaTango. Their motto is “dancing around the world”, which they have done for two decades as the lead dancers of their own traveling Tango Dance Company, Tango Bravo and as part of other international shows, including The Carlos Copes Tango Show, and Tango Pasión. They divide their time between teaching at their schools around the world, touring widely and performing at prestigious international venues. They are also official judges at the annual International Tango Championships in Argentina and other international competitions. Their charismatic stage presence and personalities, combined with their elegant style, creativity and extensive knowledge make them hugely popular with audiences and students alike. MayOk (aka Urszula), our international traveling DJ, has arranged to bring these Tango legends to VivaTango, and she will complete the event by playing her popular tandas for the milonga. EVENT LINK

ARGENTINE TANGO BASICS CLASS

This is a six-week class for beginners and dancers who want to improve their basic skills and dancers who want to learn the opposite role. It will be taught by Pablo Garcia Gomez and Iwona Ionescu on the same dance floor VivaTango uses. The classes are sponsored by the Princeton Adult School on Tuesdays. Click Here for details of dates, times and cost.

REIMAGINING TANGO MUSICALITY!

“Reimagining Tango Musicality” is a four-hour, partners-only workshop that you cannot miss led by Iwona and Pablo. In this workshop, you will:

  • Learn how to use the rich features that tango music has to offer to dancers
  • Apply new musicality ideas to your favorite steps or sequences, whether they are simple or more sophisticated
  • Create your personalized plans to experience musicality beyond the workshop

Date: Saturday, November 12

Time: From 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Place: Suzanne Patterson Center, 45 Stockton St. Princeton

Workshop, Guided Musicality Practice, and Workshop Materials: $35 per dancer. Partners can save their spot in the workshop by e-mailing Iwona and Pablo at: connectiontango.princeton@gmail.com 

SAFETY

Our events require showing proof of vaccination. You only have to show proof on your first visit. We also remind dancers that they should not come if they have any symptoms or have been exposed to people who have Covid. Masks are recommended, but optional. For dancers who are not able to be vaccinated, they will be admitted if they have had a negative result from a PCR test in the past 72 hours or an antigen quick test in the past 24 hours.

WATER

We urge dancers to bring their water bottle from home to cut down on single use bottles. There is also a chilled water fountain next to the bathroom to refill your water bottles with chilled water and a cold/hot water dispenser in the entry way to help keep you hydrated.

Tango Partner App is a must have tool to find milongas and partners while traveling anywhere in the world.

Thanks for dancing at VivaTango. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions please email me at Dennis

VivaTango Newsletter for October 13th     

This Thursday the wonderful Eleonora Kalganova will be at VivaTango to share her Tango skills with you. Being in the smack middle of the New York City to Philadelphia area we are lucky to be surrounded by many Tango stars. Eleonora stands out from this collection. She is a spark of energy and lights up the dance floor with her whimsical personality. Her dancing is spontaneous and creative. Her foot work is absolutely amazing. I fail to find enough adjectives to fully praise what she brings to the dance floor. Come Thursday and see for yourself. If you ever need a lift to your day just go to Eleonora’s YouTube channel  CHANNEL and watch one of her 204 videos. Eleonora will teach a lesson and host the milonga that follows this Thursday.  DimOn (aka Dmitri) the Tango DJ will be playing tandas that you will love to dance to. He brinks his own spark of energy to the selection of tandas and is very popular at VivaTango and other milonga venues. He will keep you dancing until the call of “Last Tanda”.  

Read on for more details and to see our entire programming for October.

Thursday October 13th Eleonora Kalganova will host the milonga and teach a lesson at 7:00. DimOn, the TangoDJ will play great tandas for the milonga that starts at 8:15. Lesson $15, Milonga $15 or Both $20. Dancers must be vaccinated. Facemasks are encouraged but optional. EVENT LINK 

Thursday October 20th Meredith Klein and Andres Amarilla will host the milonga preceded by a lesson at 7 PM and followed by the milonga at 8:15. Meredith andAndres organize the many Tango events offered by the Philadelphia Argentine Tango School, and are internationally known tango dancers. Lesson $15, Milonga $15 or Both $20. Dancers must be vaccinated. Facemasks are encouraged but optional. EVENT LINK

Thursday October 27th Milonga with Live Music. Milonga starts at 7 PM. Live music starts at 8:30 PM. Cost $20. Dancers must be vaccinated. Masks are encouraged, but optional.EVENT LINK

Thursday November 3rd Los Ocampo. Tango legends Mónica Romero and Omar Ocampo will teach and perform at VivaTango. Their motto is “dancing around the world”, which they have done for two decades as the lead dancers of their own traveling Tango Dance Company, Tango Bravo and as part of other international shows, including The Carlos Copes Tango Show, and Tango Pasión. They divide their time between teaching at their schools around the world, touring widely and performing at prestigious international venues. They are also official judges at the annual International Tango Championships in Argentina and other international competitions. Their charismatic stage presence and personalities, combined with their elegant style, creativity and extensive knowledge make them hugely popular with audiences and students alike. MayOk (aka Urszula), our international traveling DJ, has arranged to bring these Tango legends to VivaTango, and she will complete the event by playing her popular tandas for the milonga. EVENT LINK

ARGENTINE TANGO BASICS CLASS

This is a six-week class for beginners and dancers who want to improve their basic skills and dancers who want to learn the opposite role. It will be taught by Pablo Garcia Gomez and Iwona Ionescu on the same dance floor VivaTango uses. The classes are sponsored by the Princeton Adult School on Tuesdays. Click Here for details of dates, times and cost.

REIMAGINING TANGO MUSICALITY!

“Reimagining Tango Musicality” is a four-hour, partners-only workshop that you cannot miss led by Iwona and Pablo. In this workshop, you will:

  • Learn how to use the rich features that tango music has to offer to dancers
  • Apply new musicality ideas to your favorite steps or sequences, whether they are simple or more sophisticated
  • Create your personalized plans to experience musicality beyond the workshop

Date: Saturday, November 12

Time: From 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Place: Suzanne Patterson Center, 45 Stockton St. Princeton

Workshop, Guided Musicality Practice, and Workshop Materials: $35 per dancer. Partners can save their spot in the workshop by e-mailing Iwona and Pablo at: connectiontango.princeton@gmail.com 

HELEN WANG FASHIONS

Helen’s first career was fashion design. Having graduated from Cornell in this area, she was a fashion consultant to some well-known persons in NYC. After finding her true passion for Tango, she has also designed and sold Tango clothing. She is currently in the process of launching her 2022 fall line of Tango dresses. Helen makes one sample for display and then takes orders to tailor that design to your measurements. Only 3 dresses of any design are sold, and then that design is retired. VivaTango was lucky to have the first two designs of her fall line shown last Thursday. If you want more information, message HELEN. Any dancer who purchases a Helen Wang design will be given a 20% discount if they will later wear their dress at a VivaTango Fashion Show event to be held later. The photo shows the two dress styles, and Helen and Cristian in performance.

SAFETY

Our events require showing proof of vaccination. You only have to show proof on your first visit. We also remind dancers that they should not come if they have any symptoms or have been exposed to people who have Covid. Masks are recommended, but optional. For dancers who are not able to be vaccinated, they will be admitted if they have had a negative result from a PCR test in the past 72 hours or an antigen quick test in the past 24 hours.

WATER

We urge dancers to bring their water bottle from home to cut down on single use bottles. There is also a chilled water fountain next to the bathroom to refill your water bottles with chilled water.

Tango Partner App is a must have tool to find milongas and partners while traveling anywhere in the world.

Thanks for dancing at VivaTango. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions please email me at Dennis

VivaTango 

Tango Dancing was as good as it gets last Thursday with Helen Wang and Christian Bravo will hosting the milonga and performing.

Pablo and Iwona

Thursday October 6th Pablo and Iwona will teach a lesson. Lesson starts at 7 PM followed by the milonga at 8:15. Kerry Kay will DJ for the milonga that begins at 8:15. Lesson $15, Milonga $15 or Both $20. Facemasks are encouraged but optional. Dancers must be vaccinated.  EVENT LINK

Eleonora

Thursday October 13th Eleonora Kalganova will host the milonga and teach a lesson at 7:00. DimOn the TangoDJ will play great tandas for the milonga that starts at 8:15. Lesson $15, Milonga $15 or Both $20. Dancers must be vaccinated. Facemasks are encouraged but optional. EVENT LINK

Thursday October 20th Meredith Klein and Andres Amarilla will host the milonga preceded by a lesson at 7 PM and followed by the milonga at 8:15. Meredith andAndres organize the many Tango events offered by the Philadelphia Argentine Tango School, and are internationally known tango dancers. Lesson $15, Milonga $15 or Both $20. Dancers must be vaccinated. Facemasks are encouraged but optional. EVENT LINK

Thursday October 27th Milonga with Live Music. Milonga starts at 7 PM. Live music starts at 8:30 PM. Cost $20. Dancers must be vaccinated. Masks are encouraged, but optional.EVENT LINK

Thursday November 3rd Los Ocampo. Tango legends Mónica Romero and Omar Ocampo will teach and perform at VivaTango. Their motto is “dancing around the world”, which they have done for two decades as the lead dancers of their own traveling Tango Dance Company, Tango Bravo and as part of other international shows including The Carlos Copes Tango Show, and Tango Pasión. They divide their time between teaching at their schools around the world, touring widely and performing at prestigious international venues. They are also official judges at the annual International Tango Championships in Argentina and other international competitions. Their charismatic stage presence and personalities combined with their elegant style, creativity and extensive knowledge make them hugely popular with audiences and students alike. MayOk (aka Urszula), our international traveling DJ has arranged to bring these Tango legends to VivaTango, and she will complete the event by playing her popular tandas for the milonga. EVENT LINK

ARGENTINE TANGO BASICS CLASS

This is a six-week class for beginners, dancers who want to improve their basic skills and dancers who want to learn the opposite role. It will be taught by Pablo Garcia Gomez and Iwona Ionescu on the same dance floor VivaTango uses. The classes are sponsored by the Princeton Adult School on Tuesdays. Click Here for details of dates, times and cost.

REIMAGINING TANGO MUSICALITY!

“Reimagining Tango Musicality” is a four-hour, partners-only workshop that you cannot miss led by Iwona and Pablo. In this workshop, you will:

  • Learn how to use the rich features that tango music has to offer to dancers
  • Apply new musicality ideas to your favorite steps or sequences, whether they are simple or more sophisticated
  • Create your personalized plans to experience musicality beyond the workshop

Date: Saturday, November 12

Time: From 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Place: Suzanne Patterson Center, 45 Stockton St. Princeton

Workshop, Guided Musicality Practice, and Workshop Materials: $35 per dancer. Partners can save their spot in the workshop by e-mailing Iwona and Pablo at: connectiontango.princeton@gmail.com 

SAFETY

Our events require showing proof of vaccination. You only have to show proof on your first visit. We also remind dancers that they should not come if they have any symptoms or have been exposed to people who have Covid. Masks are recommended, but optional. For dancers who are not able to be vaccinated, they will be admitted if they have had a negative result from a PCR test in the past 72 hours or an antigen quick test in the past 24 hours.

WATER

We urge dancers to bring their water bottle from home. There is a chilled water fountain next to the bathroom to refill your water bottles with chilled water.

Tango Partner App is a must have tool to find milongas and partners while traveling anywhere in the world.

Thanks for dancing at VivaTango. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions please email me at Dennis

VivaTango

We are happy to pass on the good news that Warren Wilson has successfully undergone triple bypass surgery and is recovering. The surgery outcome means that Warren will soon be able to dance until dawn and still have energy remaining. Keep his recovery in your prayers. Warren has been the lead person on the Thursday clean up team. That team can use extra help during Warren’s recovery period. Anyone willing to help please contact Sylvie . Clean-up is done by a team of 3 persons and requires staying until about 11:30. Volunteers get comp admission.

Thursday September 29th. Helen Wang with guest Christian Bravo will teach a lesson and perform. Lesson starts at 7 PM followed by the milonga at 8:15. Performance will be about 10 PM. Lesson $15, Milonga $15 or Both $20. Facemasks are encouraged but optional. EVENT LINK

Thursday October 6th Pablo and Iwona will teach a lesson. Lesson starts at 7 PM followed by the milonga at 8:15. Kerry Kay will DJ for the milonga that begins at 8:15. Lesson $15, Milonga $15 or Both $20. Facemasks are encouraged but optional.

Thursday October 13th Eleonora Kalganova will host the milonga and teach a lesson at 7:00. DimOn the TangoDJ will play great tandas for the milonga that starts at 8:15. Lesson $15, Milonga $15 or Both $20. Facemasks are encouraged but optional.

Thursday October 20th Meredith Klein and Andres Amarilla will host the milonga preceded by a lesson at 7 PM followed by the milonga at 8:15. Meredith and Andres organize the many Tango events offered by the Philadelphia Argentine Tango School, and are internationally known tango dancers. $15, Milonga $15 or Both $20. Facemasks are encouraged but optional.

Thursday October 27th Milonga with Live Music

Thursday November 3rd Los Ocampo. Tango legends Mónica Romero and Omar Ocampo will teach and perform at VivaTango. Their motto is “dancing around the world”, which they have done for two decades as the lead dancers of their own traveling Tango Dance Company, Tango Bravo and as part of other international shows including The Carlos Copes Tango Show, and Tango Pasión. They divide their time between teaching at their schools around the world, touring widely and performing at prestigious international venues. They are also official judges at the annual International Tango Championships in Argentina and other international competitions. Their charismatic stage presence and personalities combined with their elegant style, creativity and extensive knowledge make them hugely popular with audiences and students alike. MayOk (aka Urszula), our international traveling DJ has arranged to bring these Tango legends to VivaTango, and she will complete the event playing her popular tandas for the milonga.

ARGENTINE TANGO BASICS CLASS

This is a six-week class for beginners, dancers who want to improve their basic skills and dancers who want to learn the opposite role. It will be taught by Pablo Garcia Gomez and Iwona Ionescu on the same dance floor VivaTango uses. The classes are sponsored by the Princeton Adult School on Tuesdays. Click Here for details of dates, times and cost.

SAFETY

Our events require showing proof of full vaccination. You only have to show proof on your first visit. We also remind dancers that they should not come if they have any symptoms or have been exposed to people who have Covid. Masks are recommended, but optional. For dancers who are not able to be vaccinated, they will be admitted if they have had a negative result from a PCR test in the past 72 hours or an antigen quick test in the past 24 hours.

WATER

We urge dancers to bring their water bottle from home. We no longer have access to a refrigerator to cool water before events. There is a chilled water fountain next to the bathroom to refill your water bottles with chilled water.

Tango Partner App is a must have tool to find milongas and partners while traveling anywhere in the world.

Thanks for dancing at VivaTango. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions please email me at Dennis