Today, Thursday, February 16 , 8 PM
Just Back From Buenos Aires
Jacklyn Shapiro & Roberto Pena workshop
following by Milonga, DJing by Jacklyn
8 PM Doors Open
Milonga 9:45 to 11:45
DJing by Jacklyn
Jacklyn Shapiro began studying ballroom and Latin dancing at the age of 12 and performed and competed in this venue. Her introduction to Argentine Tango was a transformation experience giving her the opportunity to bring all of the elements together: Sensuality, connection and the desire to express her inner-self.
Roberto Pena grew up in a family of tangueros in Buenos Aires. His tango roots took hold and he studied with tango masters. Deep inside he felt that no matter how much he was able to absorb from the masters a critical component of his dance was missing – someone who was able to reflect an equal amount of spirit and ambition.
Roberto and Jacklyn found each other 5 years ago. After her first dances with Roberto, Jacklyn realized that Tango offers something unique – the ability to dance from the heart, be yourself and feel as though no one is watching. Roberto found that dancing with Jacklyn gave him the opportunity to express himself and take his dancing to the next level.
Today, Jacklyn and Roberto take every opportunity to learn from each other, maintain an open mind and grow together as they continue on their tango Journey. They have competed on national and international stages placing as finalists in 2014, 2015, and 2016. They love to perform and teach. With each passing day, they aspire to become more versatile dancers and stay true to what Tango is at its core: Love, Passion, Creation and a form of Expression.
Suzanne Patterson Building at 45 Stockton St, Princeton
Large hard-wood dance floor with off-street parking at the entrance
Socialize around VivaTango Family’s Food and Beverage table
Partner is not necessary – non dancers are welcome.
Cost $15 (full time students $5)
UPCOMING EVENTS AT VIVA TANGO IN 2017
2/23 Maurizio Najt live music
ARGENTINE TANGO BASICS by Pablo Garcia and Iwona Ionescu
8 Session(s) – Princeton, NJ at Suzanne Patterson Center
Mon 7:30 – 9:00 pm, February 6 – April 3
– open for registration via PAS. Link to PAS:
In this course, participants will learn the fundamentals of Argentine Tango, the way it is danced, and its social significance in Argentina and around the world. Students will also explore the history of Tango and its various musical forms. No partner or previous dance experience required.
Musicality Workshops. Pablo & Iwona are working on putting together at least two musicality workshops that would be held in Susanne Patterson Center this year. Exact dates – TBD.
Tuesday Intermediate Course: at the West Windsor Arts Center in Princeton Junction. http://www.jerseydance.com/Calendar.html
The class is every Tuesday from 8:30-10:00 pm, and it is followed by a brief practica.
Princeton Tango Club on Mondays with Robin Thomas, starts in February after the winter break. Date is TBD. Watch for announcements.
The Art of Tango classes by Michael Nadtochi and Eleonora Kalganova on Wednesdays at 7pm at Bound Brook Elks, South Bound Brooks, NJ. This season they are dedicating the entire course to the subject of LISTENING TO THE MUSIC, INTERPRETING MUSIC, CREATING and PLAYING with the MUSIC. Find the directions here: http://www.theartoftango.club/classes