VivaTango Newsletter for September 29th 

Tango Dancing was as good as it gets last Thursday with live music from Claudio and Malissa and DJing by DimOn. Helen Wang and Christian Bravo will perform at the milonga this Thursday and they will also teach a lesson before the milonga. October brings four more exceptional events ending with live music by Maurizio Najt and Shinjoo Cho – Details follow.

Thanks for supporting VivaTango’s not-for-profit events. All the funds go to the instructors, performers, musicians and DJS who greatly appreciate your support. They work hard to make sure you have enjoyable events. Continue to support them.

Also support other great events in New Jersey. Sunday 7 PM, Sep. 25 is the Speakeasy Milonga #3 at 237 River St. Paterson NJ. It has an interesting venue and lesson with Eleonora. Then Monday 7 PM, Sept 26 is Red Bank Tango’s outdoor lesson and milonga with Eleonora at 40 W. Front St. Red Bank, NJ.

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. Dancers must be vaccinated. 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. Dancers must be vaccinated.  EVENT LINK

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

VivaTango

September will finish with two blockbuster, not-to-miss events, so mark your calendars now. This Thursday will feature live music by Claudi Morsella and MelissaWrolstad. September ends with another performance by the lovely team of Helen Wang and Christian Bravo. Details on all these special evens follow later in this newsletter.

THANK YOU
VivaTango thanks all of you who support the Tango community by attending our events. As a not-for-profit group, your admission payments go directly to the Tango community. The instructors, performers, musicians and DJs thank you for your support. VivaTango’s mission is to provide the best events for you in order to sustain this cycle that supports the Tango community that you enjoy. This is how we can attract the best international and local talent to make the events that you enjoy. Volunteers are the key to making all this successful. VivaTango and the Tango community value our volunteers. We hope you value them also. If you would be willing to join our volunteer team, please contact Sylvie. Sylvie is currently looking for additional volunteers to help on the clean-up team. Clean-up is done by a group of 3 persons, and it requires staying until about 11:30.

September 22nd Claudio Morsella plays live music for your dancing pleasure. He will be accompanied by vocalist Melissa Wrolstad. We heard glowing reviews of these musicians from DimOn the Tango DJ, who will play tandas between live sets. DimOn plays wonderful tandas that capture the smoothness and emotion of Tango. Milonga starts at 7 PM. Cost $20. EVENT LINK

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

ARGENTINE TANGO BASIS 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. We will continue to provided bottled water for dancers, but it is room temperature.

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 

September is packed with huge events. You will not want to miss any of these special nights. This coming Thursday we have European Tango stars to perform and teach for you; and then our live music milonga in September will include a vocalist. The human voice can add passion to music that instruments alone are not capable of.  Look forward to a very passionate milonga. September ends with another performance and guest instuctor. Keep reading to see the details of the September Stars and learn about an upcoming six-week Tango series.

September 15th International Guest Instructors R&G Tano join us this week. They are well known instructors and performers. Their passion is to deepen the technical evolution of the tango dance and to teach improvisation methods. They will teach improvisation Thursday with a lesson titled “Tools and Exercises to Improve your Possibilities on the Dance Floor”. This is the essential knowledge you need to manage and create your own Tango. They are creators and choreographers for the Tango stage show “Which Tango Are You” that is performing on European stages. They organize Tango events in Europe. They regularly tour Europe, the United States and China. There will be a lesson and milonga. Lesson starts at 7 PM followed by the milonga at 8:15 and a performance about 10 PM. Lesson $15, Milonga $15 or Both $20. Dancers must be fully vaccinated. Facemasks are encouraged but optional. EVENT LINK

September 22th Claudio Morsella plays live music for your dancing pleasure. He will be accompanied by vocalist Melissa Wrolstad. We heard glowing reviews of these musicians from DimOn the Tango DJ, who will play tandas between live sets. DimOn plays wonderful tandas that capture the smoothness and emotion of Tango. Milonga starts at 7 PM. Cost $20. EVENT LINK

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

ARGENTINE TANGO BASIS 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. We will continue to provided bottled water for dancers, but it is room temperature.

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 September Events

September will bring more tango stars to Princeton. Our live music milonga in September will include a vocalist. The human voice can add passion to music that instruments alone are not capable of.  Look forward to a very passionate milonga. Keep reading to see the September Stars.

September 8th Helen Wang returns to VivaTango. There will be a lesson and milonga. Lesson starts at 7 PM followed by the milonga at 8:15. Lesson $15, Milonga $15 or Both $20. Dancers must be fully vaccinated. Facemasks are encouraged but optional. EVENT LINK

September 15th European Tango Stars who are well known instructors and performers. Their passion is to deepen the technical evolution of the tango dance and to teach improvisation methods. They will teach improvisation Thursday with a lesson titled “Tools and Exercises to Improve your Possibilities on the Dance Floor”. This is the essential knowledge you need to manage and create your own Tango. There will be a lesson and milonga. Lesson starts at 7 PM followed by the milonga at 8:15 and a performance about 10 PM. Lesson $15, Milonga $15 or Both $20. Dancers must be fully vaccinated. Facemasks are encouraged but optional. EVENT LINK

September 22th Claudio Morsella plays live music for your dancing pleasure. He will be accompanied by vocalist Melissa Wrolstad. We heard glowing reviews of these musicians from DimOn the Tango DJ, who will play tandas between live sets. DimOn plays wonderful tandas that capture the smoothness and emotion of Tango. Milonga starts at 7 PM. Dancers must be fully vaccinated. Cost $20. EVENT LINK

Thursday September 29thHelen Wang with guest Christian Bravo will teach a lesson and perform. Helen will have just returned from Spain. In Spain she attended an invitation only professional workshop by Chicho and Juana. This week’s lesson will be inspired by Chicho and Juana’s style. 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. Dancers must be fully vaccinated. Facemasks are encouraged but optional. EVENT LINK

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. We will continue to provided bottled water for dancers, but it is room temperature.

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.

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 September Stars and Events

September will bring more tango stars to Princeton Our live music milonga in September will feature a vocalist. The human voice can add passion to music that instruments alone are not capable of.  Look forward to a very passionate milonga. Keep reading to see the September Stars.

September 1th Meredith and Andres return to VivaTango. There will be a lesson titled “Dancing Milonga: The Magic of the 8th”. Come and find the magic. A milonga will follow the lesson. Lesson starts at 7 PM followed by the milonga at 8:15. Lesson $15, Milonga $15 or Both $20. Dancers must be fully vaccinated. Facemasks are encouraged but optional. EVENT LINK

September 8th Helen Wang returns to VivaTango. There will be a lesson and milonga. Lesson starts at 7 PM followed by the milonga at 8:15. Lesson $15, Milonga $15 or Both $20. Dancers must be fully vaccinated. Facemasks are encouraged but optional. EVENT

September 22th Claudio Morsella plays live music for your dancing pleasure. He will be accompanied by vocalist Melissa Wrolstad. We heard rave reviews of these musicians from DimOn the Tango DJ, who will play tandas between live sets. DimOn plays wonderful tandas that capture the smoothness and emotion of Tango. Milonga starts at 7 PM. Dancers must be fully vaccinated. Cost $20. EVENT LINK

Thursday September 29th. Helen Wang with guest Christian Bravo will teach a lesson and perform. Helen will have just returned from Spain. In Spain she attended an invitation only professional workshop by Chicho and Juana. This week’s lesson will be inspired by Chicho and Juana’s style. 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. Dancers must be fully vaccinated. Facemasks are encouraged but optional. EVENT LINK

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. We will continue to provided bottled water for dancers, but it is room temperature.

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.

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  

August 25th Jacklyn Shapiro returns to VivaTango to introduce us to her husband, Christyan. All of you who have known Jacklyn over the years that she taught at VivaTango will want to come and celebrate her return visit. For those of you who have not already met Jacklyn, you are in for a treat. Her FaceBook byline reads: Dance Diplomat, Wanderlust Queen, Curious Artist, Passionate Educator. All that is right on, but it is only a small description of her huge personality.  There will be a lesson, performance and milonga. Lesson starts at 7 PM followed by the milonga at 8:15. Performance will be about 10:00. Lesson $15, Milonga $15 or Both $20. Dancers must be fully vaccinated. EVENT LINK

September 1th Meredith and Andres return to VivaTango. There will be a lesson and milonga. Lesson starts at 7 PM followed by the milonga at 8:15. Lesson $15, Milonga $15 or Both $20. Dancers must be fully vaccinated. Facemasks are encouraged but optional.

September 8th Helen Want returns to VivaTango. There will be a lesson and milonga. Lesson starts at 7 PM followed by the milonga at 8:15. Lesson $15, Milonga $15 or Both $20. Dancers must be fully vaccinated. Facemasks are encouraged but optional.

September 22th Claudio Morsella plays live music for your dancing pleasure.  DimOn the Tango DJ will play tandas between live sets. He plays wonderful tandas that capture the smoothness and emotion of Tango. Milonga starts at 7 PM. Dancers must be fully vaccinated. Cost $20. EVENT LINK

Fashion Show – Thursday September 29thNow looking for models to show off new Tango dress styles. Volunteer models will receive 20% off the price of the dress that is styled for them to model, or any of the other dresses modeled, or any on Helen’s website. Dancers who wear a size small dress with measurements: Waist 24”-26”, hip 34”-36”, Chest 32”-36” should contact Helen directly by email at HelenWangTango@gmail.com if they would like to volunteer to model. All personal information will be kept confidential. Helen’s first career before Tango was in fashion design where she was fashion consultant to Ivanka Trump and others. Helen is known for her Tango dress designs.

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. We will continue to provided bottled water for dancers, but it is room temperature.

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.

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
August 18th   

This coming Thursday is our Live Music Milonga. And following that is the return of Jacklyn Shapiro and a series of great Thursdays. Keep Reading!

August 18th Maurizio Najt plays live music for your dancing pleasure. Maurizio is a graduate of the Conservatorio Nacional de Música in Buenos Aires. He performed in “Amigos del Tango”, Forever Tango Orchestra, Lincoln Center Plaza, Alice Tully Hall, Winter Garden, and the Argentine Embassy in Washington DC and Tokyo”.  Oz returns to VivaTango to DJ for the milonga this week. He plays wonderful tandas that capture the smoothness and emotion of Tango. Lesson starts at 7 PM followed by the milonga at 8:15. Dancers must be fully vaccinated. Cost $20. EVENT  LINK

August 25th Jacklyn Shapiro returns to VivaTango to introduce us to her husband, Christyan. All of you who have known Jacklyn over the years that she taught at VivaTango will want to come and celebrate her return visit. For those of you who have not already met Jacklyn, you are in for a treat. Her FaceBook byline reads: Dance Diplomat, Wanderlust Queen, Curious Artist, Passionate Educator. All that is right on, but it is only a small description of her huge personality.  There will be a lesson, performance and milonga. Lesson starts at 7 PM followed by the milonga at 8:15. Performance will be about 10:00. Lesson $15, Milonga $15 or Both $20. Dancers must be fully vaccinated. EVENT LINK

Fashion Show – Thursday September 29thNow looking for models to show off new Tango dress styles. Volunteer models will receive 20% off the price of the dress that is styled for them to model, or any of the other dresses modeled, or any on Helen’s website. Dancers who wear a size small dress with measurements: Waist 24”-26”, hip 34”-36”, Chest 32”-36” should contact Helen directly by email at HelenWangTango@gmail.com if they would like to volunteer to model. All personal information will be kept confidential. Helen’s first career before Tango was in fashion design where she was fashion consultant to Ivanka Trump and others. Helen is known for her Tango dress designs.

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 water fountain next to the bathroom to refill your water bottles with chilled. We will continue to provided bottled water for dancers, but it is room temperature.

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.

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

Looking forward to seeing you Thursday! Dennis

VivaTango
August 11th 

HOT DAYS ARE HERE BUT OUR DANCE FLOOR IS THE COOL PLACE TO BE

The temperature outside was 98 degrees again, our dance floor was 72 degrees. We had a wonderful turnout. Meredith and Andres had a wonderful lesson and did a lovely performance. The leader follower ratio was perfect for the lesson and the milonga. During many of the tandas everyone was on the dance floor.

Aug 11th Pablo Garcia Gomez and Iwona Ionescu will continue their lesson series with the theme “Prolific Moments in Tango”. This series is aimed at helping dancers add creativity to their dance. The lesson this week is titled: “untangling the secrets of enrosques for leaders and followers”. The Tango term enrosque comes from the Spanish verb enroscar to twist or screw in. In Tango an enrosque is an embellishment performed by spinning on one foot while the other is hooked behind it. The body of the dancer then mimics the figure of a screw as they turn. Learn how to maintain balance while your legs are entangled and how to untangle in this week’s lesson. Lesson starts at 7:00 followed by the milonga at 8:15. Lesson $15, Milonga $15 or Both $20. Dancers must be fully vaccinated. EVENT LINK

August 18th Maurizio Najt plays live music for your dancing pleasure. Maurizio is a graduate of the Conservatorio Nacional de Música in Buenos Aires. He performed in “Amigos del Tango”, Forever Tango Orchestra, Lincoln Center Plaza, Alice Tully Hall, Winter Garden, and the Argentine Embassys in Washington DC and Tokyo. Cost $20.

August 25th Jacklyn Shapiro returns to VivaTango to introduce us to her husband, Christyan. All of you who have known Jacklyn over the years that she taught at VivaTango will want to come and celebrate her return visit. For those of you who have not already met Jacklyn, you are in for a treat. Her FaceBook byline reads: Dance Diplomat, Wanderlust Queen, Curious Artist, Passionate Educator. All that is right on, but it is only a small description of her huge personality.  There will be a lesson, performance and milonga. Lesson starts at 7 PM followed by the milonga at 8:15. Performance will be about 10:00. Lesson $15, Milonga $15 or Both $20. Dancers must be fully vaccinated. EVENT LINK

Fashion Show – Thursday September 29thNow looking for models to show off new Tango dress styles. Volunteer models will receive 20% off the price of the dress that is styled for them to model, or any of the other dresses modeled, or any on Helen’s website. Dancers with measurements: Waist 24”-26”, hip 34”-36”, Chest 32”-36” who would normally wear a size S can contact Helen directly by email at HelenWangTango@gmail.com if they would like to volunteer to model. All personal information will be kept confidential.

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 water fountain next to the bathroom to refill  your water bottles. We will continue to provided bottled water for dancers, but it is room temperature. We also will provide a jug water that is slightly cooler than the bottled water.

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.

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

I hope you have enjoyed this newsletter. If you have any comments, suggestions, questions or just want to say hello you can reply to this email.

Dennis

August at VivaTango

HOT DAYS ARE HERE BUT OUR DANCE FLOOR IS THE COOL PLACE TO BE

Last week the temperature outside was 98 degrees and our dance floor was 70 degrees at the start of the milonga and rose to 72 from the body heat of the dancers. Comfortable dancing conditions. Come join the other cool dancers.

August 4th MereTango Festival. They are well known in the international Tango community. They are looking forward to seeing all their friends at VivaTango: 7:00 Lesson, 8:15 Milonga, about 10:00 performance. Lesson $15, Milonga $15, Both $20. Dancers must show proof of full vaccination on their first visit. Masks are encouraged, but optional.EVENT LINK

Aug 11th Pablo Garcia Gomez and Iwona Ionescu will continue their lesson series with the theme “Prolific Moments in Tango”. This series is aimed at helping dancers add creativity to their dance. The lesson this week is titled: “untangling the secrets of enrosques for leaders and followers”. The Tango term enrosque comes from the Spanish verb enroscar to twist or screw in. In Tango an enrosque is an embellishment performed by spinning on one foot while the other is hooked behind it. The body of the dancer then mimics the figure of a screw as they turn. Learn how to maintain balance while your legs are entangled and how to untangle in this week’s lesson. Lesson starts at 7:00 followed by the milonga at 8:15. Lesson $15, Milonga $15 or Both $20. Dancers must be fully vaccinated. EVENT LINK

August 18th Maurizio Najt plays live music for your dancing pleasure at tonight’s milonga. Maurizio is a graduate of the Conservatorio Nacional de Música in Buenos Aires. He performed in “Amigos del Tango”, Forever Tango Orchestra, Lincoln Center Plaza, Alice Tully Hall, Winter Garden, and the Argentine Embassys in Washington DC and Tokyo. Cost $20.

August 25th Jacklyn Shapiro returns to VivaTango to introduce us to her husband, Christyan. All of you who have known Jacklyn over the years that she taught at VivaTango will want to come and celebrate her return visit. For those of you who have not already met Jacklyn, you are in for a treat. Her FaceBook byline reads: Dance Diplomat, Wanderlust Queen, Curious Artist, Passionate Educator. All that is right on, but is only a small piece of her huge personality. There will be a lesson, performance and milonga. Lesson starts at 7 PM followed by the milonga at 8:15. Performance will be about 10:00. Lesson $15, Milonga $15 or Both $20. Dancers must be fully vaccinated.EVENT LINK

WATER

We urge dancers to bring their water bottle from home. There is a water fountain next to the bathroom to refill water bottles. We no longer have access to a refrigerator to cool water before events. We will continue to provided bottled water for dancers, but it is room temperature. We also will a jug water that is slightly cooler than the bottled water.

SAFETY

Our events require showing proof of full vaccination. You only have to show proof on your first visit. We also weekly 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.

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Dennis