VivaTango Newsletter for October 13th     

This Thursday the wonderful Eleonora Kalganova will be at VivaTango to share her Tango skills with you. Being in the smack middle of the New York City to Philadelphia area we are lucky to be surrounded by many Tango stars. Eleonora stands out from this collection. She is a spark of energy and lights up the dance floor with her whimsical personality. Her dancing is spontaneous and creative. Her foot work is absolutely amazing. I fail to find enough adjectives to fully praise what she brings to the dance floor. Come Thursday and see for yourself. If you ever need a lift to your day just go to Eleonora’s YouTube channel  CHANNEL and watch one of her 204 videos. Eleonora will teach a lesson and host the milonga that follows this Thursday.  DimOn (aka Dmitri) the Tango DJ will be playing tandas that you will love to dance to. He brinks his own spark of energy to the selection of tandas and is very popular at VivaTango and other milonga venues. He will keep you dancing until the call of “Last Tanda”.  

Read on for more details and to see our entire programming for October.

Thursday October 13th Eleonora Kalganova will host the milonga and teach a lesson at 7:00. DimOn, the TangoDJ will play great tandas for the milonga that starts at 8:15. Lesson $15, Milonga $15 or Both $20. Dancers must be vaccinated. Facemasks are encouraged but optional. EVENT LINK 

Thursday October 20th Meredith Klein and Andres Amarilla will host the milonga preceded by a lesson at 7 PM and followed by the milonga at 8:15. Meredith andAndres organize the many Tango events offered by the Philadelphia Argentine Tango School, and are internationally known tango dancers. Lesson $15, Milonga $15 or Both $20. Dancers must be vaccinated. Facemasks are encouraged but optional. EVENT LINK

Thursday October 27th Milonga with Live Music. Milonga starts at 7 PM. Live music starts at 8:30 PM. Cost $20. Dancers must be vaccinated. Masks are encouraged, but optional.EVENT LINK

Thursday November 3rd Los Ocampo. Tango legends Mónica Romero and Omar Ocampo will teach and perform at VivaTango. Their motto is “dancing around the world”, which they have done for two decades as the lead dancers of their own traveling Tango Dance Company, Tango Bravo and as part of other international shows, including The Carlos Copes Tango Show, and Tango Pasión. They divide their time between teaching at their schools around the world, touring widely and performing at prestigious international venues. They are also official judges at the annual International Tango Championships in Argentina and other international competitions. Their charismatic stage presence and personalities, combined with their elegant style, creativity and extensive knowledge make them hugely popular with audiences and students alike. MayOk (aka Urszula), our international traveling DJ, has arranged to bring these Tango legends to VivaTango, and she will complete the event by playing her popular tandas for the milonga. EVENT LINK


This is a six-week class for beginners and dancers who want to improve their basic skills and dancers who want to learn the opposite role. It will be taught by Pablo Garcia Gomez and Iwona Ionescu on the same dance floor VivaTango uses. The classes are sponsored by the Princeton Adult School on Tuesdays. Click Here for details of dates, times and cost.


“Reimagining Tango Musicality” is a four-hour, partners-only workshop that you cannot miss led by Iwona and Pablo. In this workshop, you will:

  • Learn how to use the rich features that tango music has to offer to dancers
  • Apply new musicality ideas to your favorite steps or sequences, whether they are simple or more sophisticated
  • Create your personalized plans to experience musicality beyond the workshop

Date: Saturday, November 12

Time: From 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Place: Suzanne Patterson Center, 45 Stockton St. Princeton

Workshop, Guided Musicality Practice, and Workshop Materials: $35 per dancer. Partners can save their spot in the workshop by e-mailing Iwona and Pablo at: 


Helen’s first career was fashion design. Having graduated from Cornell in this area, she was a fashion consultant to some well-known persons in NYC. After finding her true passion for Tango, she has also designed and sold Tango clothing. She is currently in the process of launching her 2022 fall line of Tango dresses. Helen makes one sample for display and then takes orders to tailor that design to your measurements. Only 3 dresses of any design are sold, and then that design is retired. VivaTango was lucky to have the first two designs of her fall line shown last Thursday. If you want more information, message HELEN. Any dancer who purchases a Helen Wang design will be given a 20% discount if they will later wear their dress at a VivaTango Fashion Show event to be held later. The photo shows the two dress styles, and Helen and Cristian in performance.


Our events require showing proof of 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.


We urge dancers to bring their water bottle from home to cut down on single use bottles. There is also a chilled water fountain next to the bathroom to refill your water bottles with chilled water.

Tango Partner App is a must have tool to find milongas and partners while traveling anywhere in the world.

Thanks for dancing at VivaTango. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions please email me at Dennis