Boo !!! Happy Halloween. If you are looking for a Halloween Milonga try Red Bank Tango. Michael Nadatochi will be there. He has returned to the US for a short visit.
VivaTango kicks off November with an event featuring Tango legends Mónica Romero and Omar Ocampo. Other highlights include a new initiative for beginners, and November will end with the introduction of the amazing Michelle Lamb. Details about these events follow below.
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. 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
Thursday November 10th Lesson byPablo Garcia Gomez & Iwona Ionescu plus Milonga with TangoDJ DimOn. The lesson this week will begin with instruction and practice for a specific skill for beginners. Beginners should be there at 7:00 to take advantage of this. Advanced dancers can always benefit from basic skill exercise also. The remaining hour of the lesson will teach intermediate level skills, but beginners are encouraged to join. During the beginning of the milonga, a portion of the dance floor will be reserved for a Guided Practica Sesson (GPS) where beginners and dancers can get additional help on the skills taught in the lesson. The Milonga will feature DJ DimOn who will put you in your Tango Moment with his well composed tandas. Lesson starts at 7:00, Milonga starts at 8:15. Lesson $15, Milonga $15, Both $20. Dancers need to be vaccinated or show recent negative covid test. EVENT LINK
Introducing the lovely and athletic Michelle Lamb, Tango and Gyrotonic Insturctor. Michelle and Andres will teach a tango lesson and perform Thursday November 17th.
Michelle Lamb’s dance experience has been broad and eclectic including touring with famous musical artists such as Liza Minelli, appearing in prestigious venues such as The Royal Albert Hall in London and off-Broadway theaters in New York City and assisting in the choreography of the Miss Universe Pageant. Michelle has toured the world extensively to teach and perform Argentine Tango and has performed onstage with Orquesta Color Tango.
Andres Amarilla; Tango instructor, performer and choreographer, studied with and performed in the dance companies of three of the greatest tangueros of all time: Gustavo Naveira, Juan Carlos Copes, and Rodolfo Dinzel – all by the age of 12. He has taught in more than 70 cities worldwide. In 2008, Andres and his dance partner, Meredith Klein, founded the Philadelphia Argentine Tango School.
Lesson 7:00, Milonga 8:15 and performance about 10 PM. Dancers must be vaccinated or show proof of recent negative test. Lesson $15, Milonga $15, Both $20. EVENT LINK
OTHER TANGO EVENTS IN THE AREA
Speakeasy Milonga Sunday October 23 EVENT LINK
Boleo Intensive Workshop with Helen Wang and Cristian Bravo November 5 & 6 EVENT LINK
REIMAGINING TANGO MUSICALITY!
“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: email@example.com
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 and a cold/hot water dispenser in the entry way to help keep you hydrated.
FREE GIFT FOR YOU
Dimitris Bronowski is in love with tango. He is also a successful serial entrepreneur. He is leveraging his business success to the benefit of other Tango lovers. He has created the Tango Partner App which has 13,000 tango users and has written several books. Now he has launched a free newsletter that can help you improve their dance, get more dances, discover and join great tango events, develop your embrace and much more. You can sign up for his newsletter here: https://thecurioustanguero.com/ . You will also want to get his Tango Partner App which is a must have tool to find milongas and partners while traveling anywhere in the world.
FREE EVENTS FOR VOLENTEERS
VivaTango continues to need help at the end of events to store chairs, tables, lights, and sound system. This task requires staying about 30 minuets after the end. You will be part of a team of 3 persons. This is a great way to get to know some of your fellow dancers.
Thanks for dancing at VivaTango. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions please email me at Dennis