VivaTango Resumes Next Thursday
The world is making rapid progress towards returning to normal. Many Tango dancers are beginning to think about how to celebrate the return to dancing in 2022 to make up for the opportunities that were lost in the past two years. Festivals are the answer for many dancers. At the end of this newsletter we share suggestions about the best festivals, and how to connect to these festivals. Keep reading.
Weekly Milongas Resume March 3rd
This year, March comes with 5 Thursdays. It will be packed with the best Tango talents from NYC, Philly and NJ. We will have a Blue Moon Milonga celebration on the 5th Thursday.
Helen Wang will headline the first milonga on March 3rd. Helen, always lovely, always smiling will be instructing a lesson, DJing the milonga and dancing with you during the milonga. The original plan for February was for her to celebrate the Chinese New Year at the milonga. Covid got in the way of that plan, but every time Helen is hosting a milonga, it’s a celebration! Celebrate on March 3rd with Helen and your VivaTango Friends. EVENT LINK
Jon Tariq will host the March 10th Milonga. Jon’s talents span the entire spectrum of Argentine Tango skills. Argentine Tango Instructor, Performer, Choreographer, DJ and more. Jon is one of the most sought-after instructors in NYC. Jon’s progressive and fun approach to teaching inspires students of all levels. His mission is to pass on the in-depth knowledge he has acquired from his many great teachers, contribute to the growth of the tango community and help preserve the traditions of Argentine Tango. EVENT LINK
Meredith Klein with dance partner Andres Amarilla will host the milonga March 17th. Come celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day at this milonga. Meredith and Andres are Instructors, performers and event organizers. They provide a wide scope of Argentine Tango dance and music events in the Philadelphia area, including the Philadelphia Tango Festival. They are well known in the international Tango community. They are looking forward to seeing all their friends at VivaTango Thursday. EVENT LINK
Pablo Garcia Gomez and Iwona Ionescu will be the featured instructors at the March 24th VivaTango event.
Pablo, who is originally from the suburbs of Buenos Aires, has studied tango with various master teachers in his home country and in the United States.
Iwona explored a few other forms of dance before taking up tango, which she has studied in depth. Pablo and Iwona teach the Argentine tango classes at Princeton Adult School and they teach regularly at Viva Tango in Princeton, where they are artists in residence. EVENT LINK
Blue Moon Milonga on March 31st will celebrate the restarting of Tango in Princeton. Details of this celebration will be developed and announced later.
Tango Festivals 2022
Tango festivals offer total immersion in Tango spirit for an extended weekend. It is an intense experience and has a totally unique feeling. VivaTango dancers have attended many tango festivals in the past. Some attend many in a typical year, and some treat themselves to one special event, and some are like me who has had attending an international Tango festival in a spectacular venue on my bucket list for some years. The last two years have shown that the future in unpredictable, and the saying “dance while you can” has relevance. Here are links to the best possibilities to dance while you can at festivals in 2022:
The Philadelphia Tango Festival, June 2-5 is the most accessible festival opportunity. This is always well organized and well run by Meredith Klein and her Philadelphia Argentine Tango School team. It should be on your do not miss list.www.philadelphiatangofestival.com!
I have shared information about the new Tango Partner App in previous newsletters. They are celebrating having 10,000 Tango dancers using their app. This app’s members and event listings are very international and provide a good connection to connect to festival information, and to the dancers who go to the festivals. You should download this app to power your 2022 tango life. The Tango Partner news letter recently included a list of recommended festivals. Here is their festival suggestions list:
A milonga full of amazing dancers. Would you miss it?
Most social dancers don’t realize that tango championships usually come hand in hand with amazing milongas.
The dancers that come to compete, also participate in the milongas, making them ideal places to dance.
There are three championships/festivals that you might want to join:
The Argentine Tango USA Official Championship & Festival.
The 1st Mediterranean Tango Championship.
The Metropolitano Tango Italia.
Tango is coming back!
As restrictions soften, here are 11 tango events we can’t recommend enough:
Germany: Munich Tango Weekend 20-05-2022
Albania: Tirana Tango Marathon 06-05-2022
Poland: Krakus Aires Tango Festival 05-05-2022
Cyprus: Elegante Tango Marathon 07-04-2022
USA: San Antonio Tango Festival 23-09-2022
France: El Motivo Tango Marathon 15-04-2022
Poland: La libertad Tango Marathon 25-03-2022
Italy: Festival Internazionale Palinuro in Tango 26-05-2022
Bulgaria: Tango Aficionado Fest 13-05-2022
Italy: Workshops with Juana and Chicho in Rome 06-05-2022
Montenegro: Montenegro Tango Weekend 22-04-2022
I hope you have enjoyed this newsletter. If you have any comments or suggestions or just want to say hello you can email me at PrincetonTiger74@gmail.com