Thursday, July 20, 8pm-11:30pm,

Jacklyn & Roberto Lesson and Milonga

US National Finalists Jacklyn and Roberto.

45 Stockton Street Princeton NJ

8:00 PM – Doors Open

8:15 Lesson

9:00 Milonga

DJing by Jacklyn and Roberto

Socialize around our food Table

Partner not needed

Beginners and spectators welcome

Off street lighted parking at door

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 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.

********  Coming Events ******************

7/27 Live Music by Nick Franco Maria Aldrete

7/30 5th Sunday – Heartbeat of a Song – Workshop by Pablo Garcia Gomez and Iwona Ionescu

8/3 Pablo Garcia Gomez and Iwona Ionescu – Danelle DJing

8/10 Michael Nadtochi and Eleonora Kalganova – Michael DJing

8/17  Live Music – Murizio with bandoneonist Javier Sanchez

8/24 Junior Cervila and Guadalupe Garcia

8/31 Pablo Garcia Gomez and Iwona Ionescu

9/7 Luciano Capparelli and  Rocio de los Santos – TangoTrace*

SPECIAL Workshop by Pablo Garcia Gomez & Iwona Ionescu – Sunday, July 30, at Suzanne Patterson, 45 Stockton St, Princeton

Heartbeat of a Song  – Rediscovering Tango Musicality

In this workshop participants will learn an easy-to-use, new approach to improve their musicality skills.  Dancers will

  • learn how to meaningfully connect to the music and their partners
  • learn about the structure of tango songs
  • confidently plan steps and sequences based on phrases and parts of songs
  • lead with clarity and follow with confidence, enjoying embellishing
  • dance to various rhythms (simple, double, half time, syncopation, and off-beat)
  • dance to different melodies
  • apply musicality to different songs and styles

1-2 PM: Open practica, registration, and warm up

2-4 PM: Musicality Workshop

4-5 PM: Guided musicality practica

Price: $25

You can register the day of the event. You can also register ahead of time by contacting Pablo & Iwona at: connectiontango.princeton@gmail.com

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