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.

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

VivaTango July 28

July 28th Live Music and Tango Videos – the best of Hollywood and Broadway for You. Emiliano Messiez, Born in Buenos Aires is a composer, pianist and music director. He is one of the most in-demand tango pianists in the US. Messiez is the pianist for the Broadway and West End hit shows “Forever Tango”, a show that has been seen by more than eight million people worldwide. He has also served as the music director and pianist for the successful shows “Impact” and “Tango Buenos Aires”, and is the creator of “Barolo Tango,” a live tango show based in Argentina. Messiez has performed with many of the world’s top musicians and has played in many of the top concert halls.

Tango in the Movies by Doctora Margarita aka Meg Farrell will be a presentation of famous video clips that review the history of Tango in motion pictures. Come and watch her enjoyable video clips and listen to the stories behind the movies. Meg will also DJ between live music sets during the milonga. Cost $20. Doors open at 7 PM and Tango in the Movies begins at 7:15 – don’t be late – Milonga with live music begins at 8:15. EVENT LINK

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.

WATER

The refrigerator at our venue stopped working one month ago. Since then, we have continued to provided bottled water for dancers, but it is room temperature. It appears that the refrigerator will not be replaced. We urge dancers to bring their water bottle from home. We will continue to supply the room temperature water plus individually wrapped treats and chocolates.

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. This update is being written to encourage dancers to feel comfortable wearing a mask at our events.

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

VivaTango Newsletter for July 21st 

July started with almost 70 happy dancers last week. Eleonora Kalganova created a wonderful night of Tango. Then Martin Almiron dazzeled another large turnout of tango dancers. The Pace continues this Thursday with Pablo and Iwona.

July 21st 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 “Making the most of Embellishment Opportunities”.  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. Lesson $15, Milonga $15 or Both $20. Dancers must be fully vaccinated. EVENT LINK

SAFETY

Our events require showing proof of full vaccination. You only have to do this 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. This update is being written to encourage dancers to feel comfortable wearing a mask at our events.

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

VivaTango Newsletter for July 14th

World Champion Talent is featured again this week at VivaTango in Princeton. Read all about Martin Almiron’s success at the world championships in his bio below. Hopefully you were in attendance last week July 7th to see Eleonora who is also world class and unmatchable in her unique style.

July 14th Martin Almiron and MayoK are at VivaTango Princeton. This is Martin’s first visit to Princeton. Martin was a finalist in both Salon Tango and Stage Tango categories at the World Tango Dance Championship, and also a finalist in the Salon Tango, Milonga and Walts categories at the Metropolitan Tango Dance Championship. He has danced in the best national and foreign theaters such as New York City Center, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Théâtre du Châtelet of Paris, Presidente Alvear Theater, Cervantes National Theater in Buenos Aires, National Theatre of Panama, Ruben Dario National Theatre of Nicaragua, among others; and worked with renowned choreographers, building a great career with his performances in the prestigious plays like “Evita” on Broadway, “Chantecler”, “Azares del Quijote y Gardel”, “Evitango” and “Evita Vive”. Martin will be available for taxi dancing during the milonga on Thursday. MayoK aka Urszula has traveled the world in search of tango adventure. She has organized several Havana Tango Marathons in Cuba. MayoK chooses and plays music like she is conducting a live orchestra to match the beating hearts of the dancers. Her music evokes deep emotions. Join her for “The Beating Heart Milonga”. Lesson starts at 7 PM and milonga at 8:15. Lesson $15, Milonga $15 or both $20. EVENT LINK

July 21st Pablo Garcia Gomez and Iwona Ionescu will continue their lesson series with the theme is prolific moments in tango. This series is aimed at helping dancers add creativity to their dance. The lesson this week is titled “Making the most of Embellishment Opportunities”. Lesson starts at 7 PM followed by the milonga at 8:15. Lesson $15, Milonga $15 or Both $20. Dancers must be fully vaccinated.

SAFETY

Our events require showing proof of full vaccination. You only have to do this 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. This update is being written to encourage dancers to feel comfortable wearing a mask at our events.

Connect with tango community’s world wide on the Tango Partner app. www.TangoPartner.com  http://www.TangoPartner.com Here is a gift form Tango Partner: Tango Turk Radio  

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

VivaTango – July 7 th

This week Eleonora Kalganova. Check out this amazing video: ELEONORA AT PLAY

July 7th Eleonora Kalganova and DimoN the TangoDJ return to VivaTango for a lesson and milonga. Eleonora’s bio would take pages to cover her history. She has performed in all the best places with all the best partners. Eleonora is known for her creative and playful embellishments and her expressive style. Check out her YouTube channel for hundreds of clips. Her most recent post on YouTube, from Boston, is here: ELEONORA will teach a lesson and DimoN will DJ for the milonga. Lesson starts at 7 PM and milonga at 8:15. Lesson $15, Milonga $15 or both $20.  EVENT LINK

July 14th Martin Almiron and MayoK are at VivaTango Princeton. This is Martin’s first visit to Princeton. Martin was a finalist in both Salon Tango and Stage Tango categories at the World Tango Dance Championship, and also a finalist in the Salon Tango, Milonga and Walts categories at the Metropolitan Tango Dance Championship. He has danced in the best national and foreign theaters such as New York City Center, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Théâtre du Châtelet of Paris, Presidente Alvear Theater, Cervantes National Theater in Buenos Aires, National Theatre of Panama, Ruben Dario National Theatre of Nicaragua, among others; and worked with renowned choreographers, building a great career with his performances in the prestigious plays like “Evita” in Broadway, “Chantecler”, “Azares del Quijote y Gardel”, “Evitango” and “Evita Vive”. MayoK aka Urszula has traveled the world in search of tango adventure. She has organized several Havana Tango Marathons in Cuba. MayoK chooses and plays music like she is conducting a live orchestra to match the beating hearts of the dancers. Her music evokes deep emotions. Join her for “The Beating Heart Milonga”. Lesson starts at 7 PM and milonga at 8:15. Lesson $15, Milonga $15 or both $20. EVENT LINK

SAFETY

Our events require showing proof of full vaccination. You only have to do this 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. This update is being written to encourage dancers to feel comfortable wearing a mask at our events.

Connect with tango community’s world wide on the Tango Partner app. TangoPartner.com www.TangoPartner.com

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

VivaTango – June 30th

VivaTango’s dance floor last week was filled 60+ dancers enjoying theMilonga with live music. Note that start time will be 8 PM for this milonga. Doors open at 7:45

June 30th Is VivaTango’s traditional end of the month live music. The milonga will feature Maurizio Najt playing piano and Shinjoo Cho playing the bandoneon. Our world traveling DJ MayoK aka Urszula will be DJing between live music sets. Cost $20. EVENT LINK

MayoK aka Urszula

If you missed last week’s live music performance by Juan Villarreal and Patricio Crom here is a snippet of their performance:LIVE MUSIC

SAFETY

Our events require showing proof of full vaccination. You only have to do this on your first visit. Full vaccination requires getting boosters. 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. This update is being written to encourage dancers to feel comfortable wearing a mask at our events.

Tango’s cabeceo tradition is that eye contact plus a nod of the head seals a contract to dance a tanda. In the spirit of Tango etiquette, the right thing to do is if one of the partners is wearing a mask, the other should be prepared to wear a mask also. So, if you choose not to wear a mask you should have one handy in case the partner of your choice is wearing one.

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

Dancers had double treat June 16

June 16th featured live music by Juan Villarreal and Patricio Crom who are touring the United States for the first time. Juan and Patricio have toured South America and Europe. And Meg Farrell DJed. Click on the link below to see video of musicians.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1otEmbEGdyAZ9nFk9n7J36t7zWXdVp7ui/view?usp=sharing

June 23rd will feature Helen Wang hosting the milonga and lesson at VivaTango. Lesson starts 7 PM followed by the milonga at 8:15. Lesson will be on the intimate Enganche move. See video below for preview of lsson. Learn how to get entangoed with the legs without getting entangled. Lesson $15, Milonga $15 or Both $20. Dancers must be fully vaccinated. EVENT LINK

June 30th Is VivaTango’s traditional end of the month live music will be performed by Maurizio and Shinjoo. Our world traveling DJ MayoK aka Urszula will be DJing between live music sets.

SAFETY

Our events require showing proof of full vaccination. You only have to do this on your first visit. Full vaccination requires getting boosters. 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. This update is being written to encourage dancers to feel comfortable wearing a mask at our events.

Tango’s cabeceo tradition is that eye contact plus a nod of the head seals a contract to dance a tanda. In the spirit of Tango etiquette, the right thing to do is if one of the partners is wearing a mask, the other should be prepared to wear a mask also. So, if you choose not to wear a mask you should have one handy in case the partner of your choice is wearing one.

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