The temperature outside was 98 degrees again, our dance floor was 72 degrees. We had a wonderful turnout. Meredith and Andres had a wonderful lesson and did a lovely performance. The leader follower ratio was perfect for the lesson and the milonga. During many of the tandas everyone was on the dance floor.
Aug 11th Pablo Garcia Gomez and Iwona Ionescu will continue their lesson series with the theme “Prolific Moments in Tango”. This series is aimed at helping dancers add creativity to their dance. The lesson this week is titled: “untangling the secrets of enrosques for leaders and followers”. The Tango term enrosque comes from the Spanish verb enroscar to twist or screw in. In Tango an enrosque is an embellishment performed by spinning on one foot while the other is hooked behind it. The body of the dancer then mimics the figure of a screw as they turn. Learn how to maintain balance while your legs are entangled and how to untangle in this week’s lesson. Lesson starts at 7:00 followed by the milonga at 8:15. Lesson $15, Milonga $15 or Both $20. Dancers must be fully vaccinated. EVENT LINK
August 18th Maurizio Najt plays live music for your dancing pleasure. Maurizio is a graduate of the Conservatorio Nacional de Música in Buenos Aires. He performed in “Amigos del Tango”, Forever Tango Orchestra, Lincoln Center Plaza, Alice Tully Hall, Winter Garden, and the Argentine Embassys in Washington DC and Tokyo. Cost $20.
August 25th Jacklyn Shapiro returns to VivaTango to introduce us to her husband, Christyan. All of you who have known Jacklyn over the years that she taught at VivaTango will want to come and celebrate her return visit. For those of you who have not already met Jacklyn, you are in for a treat. Her FaceBook byline reads: Dance Diplomat, Wanderlust Queen, Curious Artist, Passionate Educator. All that is right on, but it is only a small description of her huge personality. There will be a lesson, performance and milonga. Lesson starts at 7 PM followed by the milonga at 8:15. Performance will be about 10:00. Lesson $15, Milonga $15 or Both $20. Dancers must be fully vaccinated. EVENT LINK
Fashion Show – Thursday September 29th. Now looking for models to show off new Tango dress styles. Volunteer models will receive 20% off the price of the dress that is styled for them to model, or any of the other dresses modeled, or any on Helen’s website. Dancers with measurements: Waist 24”-26”, hip 34”-36”, Chest 32”-36” who would normally wear a size S can contact Helen directly by email at HelenWangTango@gmail.com if they would like to volunteer to model. All personal information will be kept confidential.
We urge dancers to bring their water bottle from home. We no longer have access to a refrigerator to cool water before events. There is a water fountain next to the bathroom to refill your water bottles. We will continue to provided bottled water for dancers, but it is room temperature. We also will provide a jug water that is slightly cooler than the bottled water.
Our events require showing proof of full vaccination. You only have to show proof on your first visit. We also remind dancers that they should not come if they have any symptoms or have been exposed to people who have Covid. Masks are recommended, but optional. For dancers who are not able to be vaccinated, they will be admitted if they have had a negative result from a PCR test in the past 72 hours or an antigen quick test in the past 24 hours.
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