THURSDAY, March 23d 9pm – 11:45pm
at Viva Tango
Jacklyn Shapiro and Roberto Pena
9:00 PM – Doors Open
9:10 Variations using Sacadas and Ganchos Lesson
Suzanne Patterson Building at 45 Stockton St, Princeton
Large hard-wood dance floor with off-street parking at the entrance
Socialize around VivaTango Family’s Food and Beverage table
Partner is not necessary – non dancers are welcome.
Cost $15 (full time students $5)
Jacklyn Shapiro began studying ballroom and Latin dancing at the age of 12 and performed and competed in this venue. Her introduction to Argentine Tango was a transformative experience giving her the opportunity to bring all of the elements together: Sensuality, connection and the desire to express her inner-self.
Roberto Pena grew up in a family of tangueros in Buenos Aires. His tango roots took hold and he studied with tango masters. Deep inside he felt that no matter how much he was able to absorb from the masters a critical component of his dance was missing – someone who was able to reflect an equal amount of spirit and ambition.
Roberto and Jacklyn found each other 5 years ago. After her first dances with Roberto, Jacklyn realized that Tango offers something unique – the ability to dance from the heart, be yourself and feel as though no one is watching. Roberto found that dancing with Jacklyn gave him the opportunity to express himself and take his dancing to the next level.
Today, Jacklyn and Roberto take every opportunity to learn from each other, maintain an open mind and grow together as they continue on their tango Journey. They have competed on national and international stages placing as finalists in 2014, 2015, and 2016. They love to perform and teach. With each passing day, they aspire to become more versatile dancers and stay true to what Tango is at its core: Love, Passion, Creation and a form of Expression.
UPCOMING EVENTS AT VIVA TANGO IN 2017
3/30 9 PM – Live Music by Dream Tango
4/6 9 PM – Pablo Garcia Gomez and Iwona Ionescu – Dmitry DJing
4/13 8 PM – Michael Nadtochi and Eleonora – Michael DJing
4/20 8 PM – Jacklyn Shapiro and Roberto Pena –Jacklyn DJing
4/27 8 PM – Live Music
In the neighborhood
ARGENTINE TANGO BASICS by Pablo Garcia and Iwona Ionescu
8 Session(s) – Princeton, NJ at Suzanne Patterson Center
Mon 7:30 – 9:00 pm, February 6 – April 3
– open for registration via PAS. Link to PAS:
Tuesday Intermediate Course: at the West Windsor Arts Center in Princeton Junction. http://www.jerseydance.com/Calendar.html
The class is every Tuesday from 8:30-10:00 pm, and it is followed by a brief practica.
Princeton Tango Club on Mondays with Robin Thomas, started. Please sigh for emails because the location might change.