Meredith Klein and Andres Amarilla will host the VivaTango milonga at Thursday Tango.
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. Maurizio Najt, Piano, is a graduate of the Conservatorio Nacional de Música in Buenos Aires. He performed with “Amigos del Tango” and Forever Tango Orchestra at venues such as Lincoln Center Plaza, Alice Tully Hall, Winter Garden, and the Argentine Embassy in Washington DC and Tokyo. Shinjoo Cho, Bandoneon, is co-founder of the Philadelphia-based Oscuro Quintet, formed to perform tango. She a member of the all-women tango music and dance company GlamourTango, and she is a member of the New York’s Astoria Tango Orchestra. During her 2014-2016 residency in Argentina, Shinjoo performd solo on piano for the President of Argentina. Svetlana Howells will be the guest DJ this week. She will be playing a great mix of carefully crafted tandas and cleaver cortinas. Svetlana also crafts unique jewelry and will bring samples to view. See her TANGO COLLECTION.
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
ARGENTINE TANGO BASICS CLASS
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!
“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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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Thanks for dancing at VivaTango. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions please email me at Dennis