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