Welcome to 2023. Our dance floor was refinished at the start of 2023 and we are pleased that the stickiness is gone. That is a good omen for the New Year. We have interesting events planned for 2023 including outstanding guest instructors, performers and musicians for your dancing pleasure. This week will feature the incredible Carla Marano.
January 19th Special guest Carla Marano. will host the milonga and teach a lesson. Carla is an instructor in some of the best Tango schools in Buenos Aires and is visiting the United States. She helped transform tango from a popular dance into a highly-sophisticated, deeply-understood art form through many years of penetrating investigation into its movement techniques, technical language and musical interpretation. Carla will teach an all-levels lesson on Technique, Structure, Synchronization and Embrace Functionality applied to Turns with Sacadas of the Leader and Boleo of the Follower. Carla has been a guest instructor in many major international Tango festivals. Kerry Kay will DJ the milonga following the lesson. Kerry’s tandas will get you on the dance floor all night. Lesson 7:00, Milonga 8:15. Lesson $15, Milonga $15, Both $20. See safety information below. EVENT LINK
January 26th Helen Wang and Luciano de Esbornia will host a milonga, teach a lesson, do a tango performance and Luciano will do a surprise show. Lesson 7:00, Milonga 8:15, Performance and show 9:30. Lesson $15, Milonga $15, Both $20. See safety information below. EVENT LINK
SIX-WEEK ARGENTINE TANGO BASICS CLASS TO START TUESDAY FEBRUARY 21
This series will be taught by Pablo Garcia Gomez and Iwona Ionescu on Tuesdays on the same dance floor used for VivaTango Thursday events. 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. Here’s the link for info and for people to register.
OTHER TANGO EVENTS
Speakeasy Milonga #5 in Paterson NJ – Saturday January 28th.
Monday night Tango in Red Bank
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. Dancers who have not been vaccinated 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.
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.).
Thanks for dancing at VivaTango in 2022, welcome to 2023. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions please email me at Dennis