Weekly Milongas are back!

Tango is back! Last week’s Welcome Back Milonga was attended by 70 dancers. VivaTango is very thankful for all who attended to support Helen Wang. This week we have another very special event planned. We are pleased to announce that Jon Tariq will host the milonga and teach a lesson. This is Jon’s first visit to VivaTango, so come this week to welcome and support him.

Jon is one of the most sought-after instructors in NYC because he is one of the few teachers who specializes in traditional close embrace. Jon runs weekly and monthly milongas in midtown New York City and Paramus, and has continued Michael Nadtochi’s popular Milonga Fernet after Michael moved to Russia. Milonga Fernet is still held on the 1st Saturday of the month in East Brunswick. Speaking of Michael, we hope to see him back at VivaTango to see his friends here. Michael recently wrote “I may be stuck here in Russia for indefinite time. The way things are going, traveling isn’t getting any easier.”

Read about the upcoming events below. Also, read about an exciting Tango event at the Franklin Museum and an update on mask requirements.

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. His fun approach to teaching inspires students of all levels to grow. Jon’s philosophy is that technique is the grammar that holds the language of the dance together. 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 . 7PM Lesson, 8:15 Milonga. Lesson $15, Milonga $15, Both $20. Dancers must have shown proof of full vaccination and wear a mask.

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. Save the date for this celebration!

Milonga at Moulin Rouge Event

The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia is holding a Moulin Rouge event on Friday April 1. As part of this there will be a milonga and beginner classes organized by Meredith Klein. She still has a few free tickets to give away – contact her at meredithklein@gmail.com to request a free ticket. After that, tickets are $35/person. Registration will open shortly at: https://www.fi.edu/.

Update on Masking

To mask or not to mask? Later this week, the PSRC board will be meeting to discuss revising the mask requirements for the dance floor that VivaTango rents.

The CDC’s current recommendations for our area no longer require masks for indoor group events. We believe that it is possible that we will be allowed to make mask wearing at future VivaTango events a personal choice. Some of you come to the VivaTango events because of the safety that everyone wearing a mask provides. If you have a strong feeling about keeping masks required or about making masks a personal choice, please share that with us by using this link to send an email: Viva Tango princeton.vivatango@gmail.com

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