Great Memories of the Past and Looking Forward to the Future

Viva Tango misses all of the Tango Dancers who have danced on our floor in the past years. We hope you are all staying safe and looking forward to starting again. Viva Tango will be looking forward to seeing you again, once the health situation becomes safe again.

Viva Tango hosted great Holiday Parties, monthly milongas with live music by great Tango musicians, monthly lessons by Michael Nadtochi, Roberto & Jacklyn, and Pablo & Iwona. In addition, there were performances and lessons by guest Tango stars that were touring the US. So many memories remain from those days.

Viva Tango is looking forward to the Future! We will be back with more of the same, and great dancing to create new memories. When it is safe to dance again, there will be review classes to brush up on your skills, and beginner classes for those interested in starting. We will resume our lesson schedule and monthly live music milongas. We will celebrate with the best Tango Party ever to start down the road of new memories.

HUGs to All

New Tango Fashion Opportunity

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VivaTango Family

We hope this email finds all of you safe. It has been a month of face-to-face Tango interactions have stopped. Hopefully the virtual interactions and information we posted on www.VivaTango.org have helped. We want you to know that Jacklyn and Roberto have created their online Tango Fashion line. Their first product is a fantastic T-shirt. Read Jacklyn and Rogerto’s message to you below. A link to buy their first product in embedded in the letter. Hugs!!

Dear VivaTango Family 

We have been hiding out for a full month now, trying to pick up the pieces of our projects due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We know many of you have tried to reach us, and we apologize in advance if we have not yet returned your messages. We are ok, but we are separated from each other for the time being. Roberto left a week early to Argentina to finalize and organize the Buenos Aires tour in the beginning of March, and Jacklyn and the tour group never had a chance to make it over to BA because of the start of the quarantine and travel restrictions. Currently, Roberto is still stuck in BA awaiting the first opportunity to return to U.S. We wanted to thank everyone who called, supported, and reached out to us during this difficult time.

We have been brainstorming a bunch of ideas as to how we will overcome this chapter. As many of you know, we are full time tango instructors and organizers, whom are one of many in a difficult spot right now.

Well, the stars aligned and the time has come release our new idea. We have been wanting to launch a line of ADICTANGO apparel for quite a while now, but were always pre-occupied with other tango projects that needed our attention. Now that we have the time, and we are off from teaching lessons – we have the chance to express our tango creativity in a totally new way.

We are presenting the LAUNCH OF ADICTANGO APPAREL. All of our designs are original pieces created and produced by both of us – all photography, artwork, and design elements are unique. Each piece has a story. Right now, we are focusing on awesome tango t-shirt designs and then hope to expand to other clothing categories.

So what inspired us? Well, year after year of waking the streets of Buenos Aries and pretty much scouring all the souvenir shops for gifts for people back home – we could never come across anything of quality or really nice to bring back as gifts. Usually stuff was just cheapy and cheesy. You would think that in the Mecca of tango, we could find a cool tango inspired shirt. Nope, nothing worthwhile. Then, we had a light bulb moment – to design tango inspired wardrobe staples. Starting with t-shirts first.

Check out our first design on our online store. This one took us a while to create, hundreds of pics of the same shot to get the perfect angle. So, we are excited to share it with you. We will be releasing new deigns as we create them soon – but didn’t want to wait any longer to launch.

If you’d like to support us through this difficult time – if you love our lessons and events, this is the way to help us in this moment so we can continue bringing you top quality tango instruction and events when this pandemic passes. We will be on our feet again, but now we need your help. We are not asking for a donation, but to consider purchasing of one of our pieces so we both have something in exchange! We will be forever grateful and hope to see you rockin our ADICTANGO shirts traveling, at your next festival, practica, class – where ever tango takes you!

We love you all, stay safe and healthy until we see you again.

Online store link below: first design release. Limited edition.

https://teespring.com/stores/adictango

Big hugs from,
Jacklyn & Roberto

UPDATE ON VIRTUAL TANGO ACTIVITIES

VivaTango Family,

We hope all of you are well. The Coronavirus has affected all of us. I am sure you are all missing the tango connections at Milongas. The instructors and musicians are particularly impacted by the social distancing. The instructors and musicians have adapted to this new world in creative ways. This email shares what is going on with those instructors and musicians that you enjoy connecting with at VivaTango. Check out their activities and support their efforts to uplift your spirits and keep all of us in the embrace of the Tango Family.

Michael Nadtochi:

To keep the tangueros and tangueras around the globe busy while in quarantine Silvina & Michael have filmed a few free online tango classes and created a page on Facebook. This page gained almost 2000 followers in the first week. Here is the page for you to follow: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FreeTangoVideos/

Michael is also sending a weekly newsletter. If you are not receiving this just contact him through his Facebook page and ask to be added to the mailing list.

Michael has set a ‘donate button’ on the page of his website where he hosts a collection of free tango lessons. Some dancers have been gracious to donate!  https://www.theartoftango.club/videos

Roberto and Jacklyn:

Their March Tango Tour to Buenos Aires was canceled for the safety of the dancers. Roberto, who traveledt to BA to arrange the final details in advance for the tour guests is now stuck in Argentina. American Airlines is only scheduled to fly in May, so his return date is in a holding pattern. Jacklyn is in Philadelphia. Jacklyn is working on several new ideas. One of them is tango t-shirt designs. An online store will be set up when these are ready. We will let you all know when this is. Were you at the Tango Fashion Show that Jacklyn performed at VivaTango? If not, you missed seeing the remarkable creativity of Jacklyn’s designs. She makes Tango Fashions that make Tango Dancers. This is the time to reach out and support Roberto and Jacklyn.  https://adictango.com/

Pablo and Iwona:

Pablo and Iwona are well. They are not offering any classes at this time, and we will resume teaching as soon as the social distancing period ends. They wish everybody good heath,

Eleonora Kalganova:

Eleonora and family are in New York City. She has created virtual classes online which you can attend on Zoom. The the next class is this Sunday April 5 starting at 2 PM. You can register by going to the event link https://www.facebook.com/events/207389827261082/

Maurizio Najt:

A man of many talents. Maurizio is now offering online piano lessons for classical and/or tango music, as well as general music and composition lessons. Besides being a musician, He is also a Spanish language instructor. For many years he taught medical Spanish to the students at Einstein School of Medicine in the Bronx, and he also taught at Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai. So, he is also offering online Spanish language classes as well. All you tangueros or tangueras who want to brush up your piano skills or your Spanish language, … or maybe learn some Tango lyrics or terminology, should message Maruizio at https://www.facebook.com/mnajt

 

Today, Thursday, March 5th at Viva Tango, Roberto and Jacklyn class and milonga, starts at 9pm, $15

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Four-time US Tango Championship finalists, Jacklyn Shapiro and Roberto Pena will teach a lesson titled

“Scadas in Chain Sequences”

 

A Milonga DJed by Roberto and Jacklyn will follow the lesson.

 

A Milonga DJed by Roberto and Jacklyn will follow the lesson.

45 Stockton Street, Princeton, NJ
9:00 Lesson   10:00  Milonga
Socialize around our food tables
Partner not needed
Beginners and spectators welcome
Off-street, lighted parking
Cost $15 (full time students $5)

Save the Dates !!!

COMING EVENTS – SAVE THE DATES
3/12 Michael Nadtochi
3/19 Pablo and Iwona
3/26 Milonga with Maurizio Najt and Javier Sanchez and DJ DimOn
4/16 Milonga with Cuarteto Rotterdam Quartet from Germany
4/23 Milonga with Emiliano Messiez and Leandro Ragusa

Thursday February 27th at Viva Tango Live Music Milonga with Maurizio Najt and Shinjoo Cho DJ Kerry Kay 9pm $20

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Maurizio and Shinjoo Feb 2020              Live Music Milonga with Maurizio Najt on piano and Shinjoo Cho bandoneon  

DJ Milonga by Kerry Kay

Suzanne Patterson Building at 45 Stockton St, Princeton
Large hard-wood dance floor with off-street, lighted parking

Socialize around VivaTango’s Food and Beverage tables
Partner is not necessary – non dancers are welcome

$20 (Students $5 )

LIVE MUSIC for our Sadie Hawkins Milonga. There will be great music, dancing, food and fun at this Milonga. Maurizio Najt and Shinjoo Cho team up again to play tandas for your dancing pleasure. If you missed them at VivaTango’s New Year’s Eve Party this is your chance to hear them, and if you were at the New Year’s eve party, come and relive that wonderful night. Marrizio is New York City’s Tango pianoist and Shinjoo is cofounder of Philadelphia’s Oscuro Quintet. Two outstanding musicians for your dancing pleasure. The magnificent Kerry Kay will DJ between live sets.

9pm to Midnight – Milonga
Suzanne Patterson Building
45 Stockton St, Princeton
Large hardwood dance floor
Off-street parking at the entrance
Partner is not necessary
Beginners welcome
Cost $20  and $5 for students

SAVE THESE DATES
3/5 Jacklyn Shapiro and Roberto Pena
3/12 Michael Nadtochi
3/19 Pablo Garcia Gomez and Iwona Ionescu
3/26 Live Music – Maurizio Najt and Javier Sanchez plus DJ DimOn

Maurizio Najt, Piano, is a graduate of the Conservatorio Nacional de Música in Buenos Aires. He performed with “Amigos del Tango”; Forever Tango Orchestra; New York Tango Trio and other groups. Maurizio has performed in Lincoln Center Alice Tully Hall, Winter Garden, Philadelphia Kimmel Center, and the Argentine Embassy in Washington DC and Tokyo. He co-produced and directed the show “Crónicas de Buenos Aires”, a multimedia and educational review of the history of Argentine tango in music and dance.

Today, Thursday February 20th at Viva Tango , Ivan Terrazas & Sara Gardner Workshop and Milonga Starts at 9 PM Get Advance Tickets by 3 PM Today!

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World-Class Tango Artists

Ivan Terrazas AND

Sara Gardner

WORKSHOP

Start at 9:00pm 


Sara and Ivan are resetting the paradigms of traditional tango for modern times. With the precision of Swiss watch mechanics, combined with the spark and distinctiveness of a fine contemporary innovative design. Their dance is pure joy, their technique is pushed to perfection, their style is simply so authentic, so original. 

Advance tickets for Workshop and Milonga at $35  on FACEBOOK

https://www.facebook.com/events/1455545507975503/

or EVENTBRITE 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/world-class-tango-artists-ivan-terrazas-sara-grdan-at-viva-tango-tickets-88560949183?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR0oq3zFGm-zEl-kzfNNxnFptJGHfoeQWzCTMqk1cxayrpcTg-lIK1CGSjM

Thursday Tango at VivaTango always has hot dancers, 
great food and talented instructors.


A Milonga DJed by Roberto and Jacklyn will follow the lesson. 
Join us to add a creative ending to your Thursday.
VivaTango always has hot dancers, great food and talented instructors. 

9:00 Workshop followed by Milonga

Address : 45 Stockton Street, Princeton, NJ

Socialize around our food tables

Partner not needed

Beginners and spectators welcome

Off street lighted parking

Thursday February 13th at Viva Tango Vanentine’s Eve Milonga Starts at 9pm Pablo and Iwona Class Milonga DJ by Kerry Kay

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Tango on Vanentine’s eve. Pablo Garcia Gomez and Iwona Ionescu will teach a lesson on “Salida Americana” – the step of opportunities: exploring advanced fun movements from the traditional step.

Kerry Kay will DJ the Venentine’s Eve Milonga that follows the lesson.

Cost $15 and $5 for full time students

Note the start time is 9 PM. Pablo and Iwona will be starting a 6 week beginner series of lessons at 7:30pm-9pm on Thursdays which will be taught on VivaTango’s floor. You must register for this series through the Princeton Adult School web site. This Series is for

– People with no experience in tango

– People with some tango experience who would like to review tango fundamentals

– Followers and leaders who would like to learn each other’s roles.

Guided Practica following lesson on side floor

Pablo, who is originally from the suburbs of Buenos Aires, has studied tango with various master teachers in his home country and in the United States.

Iwona explored a few other forms of dance before taking up tango, which she has studied in depth and practiced locally. Pablo and Iwona teach the Argentine tango classes at Princeton Adult School and they teach regularly at Viva Tango in Princeton, where they are artists in residence.

Directions to Viva Tango events:

Suzanne Patterson Building at 45 Stockton St, Princeton NJ 08540

Large hardwood dance floor with off-street parking at the entrance

Socialize around VivaTango’s Food and Beverage tables
Partner is not necessary – Beginners welcome

 

COMING EVENTS – SAVE THE DATES

2/20 Ivan Herrera and Sara Gardner with Roberto and Jacklyn

Tickets for 2/20 are available through AdicTango’s website and Facebook page. There will be a workshop starting at 9 PM, and a milonga starting at 10:30.

Thursday, February 6th, 8 PM at Viva Tango Michael Nadtochi Class and Milonga

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8 PM – Michael Nadtochi – 8 PM

will teach a class

And DJ the milonga with his lively tandas

and surprise cortinas and breaks.

8:00 pm Lesson

9:00 pm Milonga starts

Suzanne Patterson Building at 45 Stockton Street, Princeton

This is a new decade!

Make one of your Decade Resolutions to go to VivaTango milongas regularly and invite someone new every time! Same great location, same great teachers, same great DJ’s, monthly live music, and great special events. Follow us on FB, like on our events and click on going to let friends know you will be there 👠👠”

Large hardwood dance floor with off-street parking at the entrance

Socialize around VivaTango’s Food and Beverage tables

Partner is not necessary – Beginners welcome

Cost $15 and $5 for full time students

Suzanne Patterson Building at 45 Stockton St, Princeton
Large hard-wood dance floor with off-street parking

Socialize around VivaTango’s Food and Beverage tables

Dress to match your Tango Passion
Partner is not necessary – Non dancers are welcome

Michael Nadtochi has been a professional dancer for more than two decades. His vast dance experience consists of performing, competing, choreographing and educating dancers and professionals all over the world.  For the past 14 years Michael focused entirely on performing and teaching the art of Argentine Tango. He has traveled the world, took part in major international tango festivals where he taught and performed at some of the most spectacular venues. Germany, Italy, Denmark, Turkey, Russia, Belarus, Cyprus, Malaysia, Canada, Scotland are among the countries that he visited as special guests and performing artist. He has taught and performed in the major tango festivals in the USA, and he has been one of the dancers at Malbec & Tango House NYC –  the first authentic nightly Argentine Tango show produced in USA.

Hold the Dates !!!

2/13 Iwona Y Pablo will teach a short ~ 30 min Class. They also start at 7:30 till 9 a beginners class via the Princeton Adult School. This is a great opportunity to get back to basics and/or learn the opposite side. See more details below.

2/20 Ivan Herrera and Sara Gardner with Roberto and Jacklyn

Iwona and Pablo are holding the usual spring, 6-week series starting Thursday February 13. This class is for:

– People with no experience in tango

– People with some tango experience who would like to review tango fundamentals

– Followers and leaders who would like to learn each other’s roles.

This class has become very popular among new and experience dancers and it fills pretty quickly. If you or someone you know are interested, make sure you sign up soon via the Princeton Adult School. Here’s the link:

https://www.ssreg.com/princeton/classes/classes.asp?catID=5778&pcatID=5777

Thursday, January 30th at Viva Tango, Roberto and Jacklyn class and milonga, starts at 8pm, $15

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Four-time US Tango Championship finalists, Jacklyn Shapiro and Roberto Pena will teach a lesson titled

“One sequence for two genres – salon patterns applicable for both Tango and Vals” 

A Milonga DJed by Roberto and Jacklyn will follow the lesson.

45 Stockton Street, Princeton, NJ
8:00 Lesson   9:00  Milonga
Socialize around our food tables
Partner not needed
Beginners and spectators welcome
Off-street, lighted parking
Cost $15 (full time students $5)

 

 

 

 

Save the Dates !!!

COMING EVENTS – SAVE THE DATES
2/6 Michael Nadtochi
2/13 Pablo Garcia Gomez and Iwona Ionescu
2/20 Ivan Herrera and Sara Gardner
2/27 Live Music Sadie Hawkins Milonga
THE 4TH SUNDAY MILONGA SERIES WILL RESUME IN MAY

Beginner class starting February 13 7:30 PM

Buenos Aires Tour – See Adic Tango FB   page  March 14-23 2020 https://www.facebook.com/events/buenos-aires-argentina/adictango-invites-you-to-buenos-aires-tango-tour-march-2020/776438146137177/

Iwona and Pablo are holding the usual spring, 6-week Tango classes series starting Thursday February 13. This class is for:

– People with no experience in tango

– People with some tango experience who would like to review tango fundamentals

– Followers and leaders who would like to learn each other’s roles.

This class has become very popular among new and experience dancers and it fills pretty quickly. If you or someone you know are interested, make sure you sign up soon via the Princeton Adult School. Here’s the link:

https://www.ssreg.com/princeton/classes/classes.asp?catID=5778&pcatID=5777

 

Thursday January 9th at Viva Tango , Jacklyn Shapiro and Roberto Pena class and Milonga starts at 8pm

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Four-time US Tango Championship finalists

Jacklyn Shapiro and Roberto Pena will teach a lesson

Salon Patterns for both Tango and Vals

A Milonga DJed by Roberto and Jacklyn 

8pm – Lesson

9:00pm –  Dancing

Thursday Tango at VivaTango always has hot dancers, 
great food and talented instructors.

Four-time US Tango Championship finalists, Jacklyn Shapiro and Roberto Pena 
will teach  a class on Tango Vals

A Milonga DJed by Roberto and Jacklyn will follow the lesson. 
Join us to add a creative ending to your Thursday.
VivaTango always has hot dancers, great food and talented instructors. 

7:55 Doors Open

8:00 Class

9:00 Milonga

Address : 45 Stockton Street, Princeton, NJ

Socialize around our food tables

Partner not needed

Beginners and spectators welcome

Off street lighted parking

Cost $15 (full time students $5)

Save the Dates !!!

1/16 Michael Nadtochi

1/23 Live Music by the Nick Franco and Bruce Gaston duo

2/20 Ivan Herrera and Sara Gardner with Roberto and Jacklyn

Thursday January 2d at Viva Tango Pablo and Iwona Class Milonga DJ by Kerry Kay starts at 8pm

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Lets start 2020 at Viva Tango!

Lesson by Pablo and Iwona:

Advanced Circular Sequence for Variaciones”

Guided Practica following lesson on side floor

Milonga with Kerry Kay 

Lesson 8 PM

Milonga 9 PM

 

Pablo, who is originally from the suburbs of Buenos Aires, has studied tango with various master teachers in his home country and in the United States.

Iwona explored a few other forms of dance before taking up tango, which she has studied in depth and practiced locally. Pablo and Iwona teach the Argentine tango classes at Princeton Adult School and they teach regularly at Viva Tango in Princeton, where they are artists in residence.

 

Suzanne Patterson Building at 45 Stockton St, Princeton NJ 08540

Large hardwood dance floor with off-street parking at the entrance

Socialize around VivaTango’s Food and Beverage tables
Partner is not necessary – Beginners welcome

Cost $15 and $5 for full time students

Upcoming events

COMING EVENTS – SAVE THE DATES

1/9 Jacklyn Shapiro and Roberto Pena

1/16 Michael Nadtochi

1/23 Live Music by the Nick Franco and Bruce Gaston duo

2/20 Ivan Herrera and Sara Gardner with Roberto and Jacklyn