NEWSFLASH Tomorrow’s event just got even better. Eleonora Kalganova will be with teaching and performing partner Alexis Rosen. VivaTango welcomes Alexis and we look forward to the performance. Bring a friend and share this good news.
February 2nd Eleonora Kalganova and Alexis Rosen with lesson and performance Plus DJ DimOn will host a milonga. An all levels class taught by Eleonora and Alexis will precede the milonga. DimOn will play great tandas for your dancing pleasure.Lesson 7:00, Milonga 8:15. Lesson $15, Milonga $15, Both $20. EVENT LINK
Our large dance floor is in great shape for dancing due the refinishing that took place at the start of this year. Also, the covid restrictions that were required of us to use our wonderful dance floor have been removed. Proof of vaccination is no longer required. We do still ask that if you have any symptoms of illness or have been exposed to someone who is ill that you stay home that week.
Thursday February 9th Milonga will feature Pablo Garcia Gomez & Iwona Ionescu who will teach a lesson titled “Milonga Time: Tricks for Effortless Milongas” Pablo and Iwona are the instructors for the Princeton Adult School Tango classes, and are popular instructors at VivaTango and other tango events. The Milonga will feature DJ Özgür Oz who will put you in your Tango Moment with his selection of tandas. All levels lesson starts at 7:00,
Milonga at 8:15. Lesson $15, Milonga $15, Both $20. EVENT LINK
Thursday February 16th Milonga will feature Guest Tango Team of Gabriel Gaumond & Catrinel Iftode who will teach and perform. This couple, based in Washington DC, has a dance style that has been characterized as romantic. Gabriel’s is known for his teaching of musical interpretation using the body as a medium for expression, and the mechanics of connection. Ca Ti seeks to help dancers feel confident, empowered and comfortable in their dance. They will teach an all-levels lesson starting at 7:00, the Milonga starts at 8:15 and the performance at 9:30. Lesson $15, Milonga $15, Both $20. EVENT LINK
Thursday February 23rd Milonga with Live Music by Maurizio Najt and Malisa Atoyan. The milonga will be preceded by dancing with the great Tango orchestras presented by Doctora Margarita aka Meg Farrell. Meg will bring the great Tango orchestras to our dance floor via video and share interesting back stories about them and then you will dance to their original music. Don’t miss this unique experience. Meg will also DJ between live music sets during the milonga. Cost $20. Doors open at 7 PM. Tango to the great orchestras from 7:00 to 8:15. Milonga with live music begins at 8:15.
Group Photo January 26 2023. If you missed out on this event, make sure to be here this Thursday for Eleonora and DimOn. Photo by Ken Berard.
OTHER TANGO EVENTS
Monday night Tango in Red Bank
We 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.
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.
VivaTango is located at 45 Stockton Street, Princeton New Jersey. We have an off-street parking lot at the venue. The dance floor is in the smaller of the two buildings. We are also easily accessed by rail from NYC or Philly. Just get a ticket to Princeton (not Princeton Junction). You get off the train at Princeton Junction and take a shuttle train to Princeton. The venue is 8 blocks from the Princeton Train Station (0.8 mi.).
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 minutes 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. If interested contactSylvie
WHY DO YOU DANCE TANGO?
Several of you have responded that the answer that Dimitris Bronowski, author the free newsletter The Curious Tangero , supplied summarized their feelings. I had one more input by one of our wonderful dancers who said “VivaTango saved my life”. If you have any additional inputs on this topic send them to me, or any other comments, questions or suggestions please email me atDennis