THURSDAY, April 20th 8pm – 11:45pm
at Viva Tango
Jacklyn Shapiro and Roberto Pena coming from US Championship
8:00 PM – Doors Open
Jacklyn is DJing
Just Back from US Tango Championships Jacklyn and Roberto have competed on national and international stages placing as finalists in 2014, 2015, 2016,2017. In 2017 they got to the 3d place. This Thursday VivaTango welcomes them on their return from competing in the US National Tango Championships in San Francisco.
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
4/27 8 PM – Live Music
4/30 6pm-9pm – Milonga de Mayo, 3 hours dancing, Kerry Key is DJing