The Hudson Valley has a wonderful and friendly Argentine Tango Dance community. All are welcome and no partner is required. Beginners lesson is given before the dance which is called a “Milonga”. come on down and join the fun.
We wanted to share the wonderful experience we had yesterday at Ilene Marder’s Tangretto show and Tango milonga at the Bearsville theater it was a huge success everybody was dressed beautifully the dancing was great we have a special thanks to Girk from Albany for starting at the milonga off by starting to dance once the band started to play it got the whole place jumping and from that moment on it was a dance so we want to thank Eileen for all her hard work and for bringing Tangretto to the Hudson Valley Tango community. Special thanks to Evelyn for setting up the night club look of the milonga. Maia Martinez and David Salvatierra of Dojo dance company performed and amazing tango demonstration, make sure to watch the performance.
A interview with Nina Jirka New Paltz has so much, and now, with a place to tango!
Join us every Wednesday 6:30 PM – 10 PM-
Slingerland Pavilion at Mohonk Preserve Spring Farm Trailhead Upper 27 Knolls Road, High Falls, NY
Roost Studios and Art Gallery
69 Main Street, New Paltz, NY 12561
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Tango Mileage What Is It? And Why Do You Need It!
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“The Beginner’s Guide to Argentine Tango”
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Attending Tango Class
When you’re a beginning tango student, attending a class is the best way to get your bearings in the dance.
Sign up and attend regularly. Every good dancer I know is good because they signed up for the first series of classes and attended all of them. Learning to dance tango is a wonderful commitment you make for yourself and consistency is as important to achieving this goal as it is for all others in your life. Signing up and coming to one class a month here and there will just be frustrating for you.
A good tango class should introduce you to the following elements of tango: walking, turning, stopping, navigation, musicality and some embellishments. Continue reading “Tango Mileage What Is It? And Why Do You Need It!”
- We had a great turn out at our Tango Milonga del Corazon this Saturday and wanted to share some great Tango dancing by Gabriel and his Mom who came all the way from Pennsylvania to Tango at our Milonga and show why Tango is a multi-generational and beautiful dance for all to enjoy.
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Eduardo Parra one of Argentina’s great Tango singers shares his talent on this beautiful Tango song,“Bien Criolla y Bien Portena”. Enjoy
Tango is a sensual ballroom dance that originated in Buenos Aires, Argentina in the early twentieth century. Tango is usually performed by a man and a woman, expressing an element of romance in their synchronized movements. Argentine Tango is well-suited to dancing in small settings. Argentine Tango retains the intimacy of the original dance.
Tango Milonga Red Hook
Milonga at El Garage- Red Hook, N.Y.
Rhinebeck Dance Center: 7345 S. Broadway (Rt. 9), Red Hook, N.Y.
Very first Saturday , the place to dance Tango Argentine, Half American, Half Polento– Argentine and Tradional Music
TANGO AT MOHONK
6:30 Class with NINA 7:30 Practilonga
Dancing with the sunset! at Slingerland Pavilion, Mohonk Preserve
$10 student rate with student ID.
FREE Milonguita A Stardust
Sunday – Septemeber 27, 2017
2:00pm – 4:30 PM Milonga !
FREE!! SUNDAY Afternoon the17th “Milonguita a Stardust” FREE* FREE* FREE* FREE* FREE* This Milonga will be Free of charge were invited to host this super charming Milonga., come, join us, let’s bring this contagious Tango passion and pass it to everyone!
DJ: “MARK SAKOWSKI”.
2:00-4:30 PM IN THE ZEPHYR LOUNGE / HONOR’S HAVEN RESORT & SPA .
1195 Arrowhead Road, Ellenville, NY 12428 – (844)469-7829
Gustavo Rios & Maggie Griffin
– Milonga in Red Hook;
Classes & Practica in New Paltz Fridays 7:30 PM
Simple Tango Rules
• Dancers to enjoy Tango dancing to it’s fullest practice some simple dance floor etiquette rules.
• Always be courteous, friendly and welcoming to beginners and fellow dancers.
• Dress for success-look your best- no jeans, sweat shirts, tennis shoes or causal attire at milongas. Tango is an elegant dance respect it’s dress codes. Continue reading “Tango Dance Etiquette”
WORKSHOP & PRACTICA WITH GUSTAVO & MAGGIESunday, July 16SUNDAY WORKSHOP WITH GUSTAVO & MAGGIE — Tango Milonguero!JULY 16 — One workshop in 2 sections.Section I — 2:30 to 3:30 – The unknown 3rd dimension of the dance – up and down … it is the key of a strong, clear lead.Section II — 3:30 to 4:30 – the 3rd dimension is essential to understand the a new concept for ending any step — “lock & go”.PRACTICA – 4:30 to 5:30 – Maggie & Gustavo are there to guide, dance and answer questions.Cost: $20 – for workshop & practicaMONDAY CLASSES with ELLEN CHRYSTALJuly 176:30 – 7:30 Fundamentals7:30 – 9:00 Intermediate figures & combinationsCost: $15 for one class; $20 for two. Students & Starving Artists: $10LEADINGS LADIES WORKSHOPwith Ellen Chrystal & friendsSaturday July 22nd3:00 to 4:30 — Leading is a natural progression from following. This is for all intermediate level followers who want to Learn, Improve, Practice and Take the Lead. Whether you already lead well or are just wetting your feet, THIS WILL BE FUN!$10 for workshop & practice after for as long as you like.
GUSTAVO RIOS is a native of Buenos Aires. Born into a family of milongueros, he has been immersed in the music and dance of Tango for his entire life.Winner of the 2014 USA Tango Salon Championship; he teaches at the Astoria Tango School in Queens, NY, and at Tango Under the Tent in Sugar Loaf, NY. Gustavo is a Tango DJ and the creator of the masterful series, “Tango the Theory”, a Seminar on Tango Musicality and Orchestra Styles.MAGGIE GRIFFIN is adancer, performer and choreographer
. She has been dancing tango for over ten years and teaches with Gustavo at Tango Under the Tent. She also taught with Tango New Paltz and Tango Hudson.
Maggie and Ellen teach and host Milonga el Garaje in Red Hook.