Terri's Firehouse Tango-Milonga II / NEWSLETTER 17 Mar 2022 #133
Published: Mon, 03/21/22
Terri's Firehouse Tango-Milonga
Thursday 17th Mar. 2022
MESSAGE FROM TERRI:
"When you dance with a partner you are close and the dance is very suggestive, but it is not personal... Close is what the music inspires you to become. The embrace looks personal, but what we are actually embracing is the music." - Carlos Gavito
Imitation is the fondest form of flattery BUT there is only ONE Terri's Firehouse Tango Milonga every Thursday night!
Fire at the Firehouse -- Our Milongueros just burnt up the dance floor... again.
DJ Jack Hanley brought his mixture of sizzling Tandas of Argentine Tangos by famous Artists and Orchestras and added to his Cortinas hot and spicy Salsas, Mambo, Hustle, Swing, Cha-cha, Bachata. Wow - What a night!
The milongueros and milongueras wore green celebrating our St. Patrick's Day Milonga.
Terri's Firehouse Tango-Milonga II is the premier showcase for all things that celebrate our passion for traditional Argentine tango.
Our secret sauce is we have good vibes here that is just no where else to be found. Friends get together, meet other classy, chill people and have such a fun time making another memorable tango experience.
We dance like no one is watching!
Everyone feels welcome and right at home here with us.
We are the friendliest Milonga in town thanks to all of you. Thursday nights - just do it.
DO ME A FAVOR: It is really helpful to other Tango searchers looking for us.
Please add your comments and share us on Yelp to help others find us when they are driving up. Please rate our venue, instructors and DJs:
*** With your comfort in consideration - I have added two HEPA approved AIR PURIFIERS that utilize multi-level UV airborne particle technology filters used in airplanes, hospitals and military facilities. These two units will cover the entire venue! ***
They are capable of completely cleaning a room of over 1350 square ft. and way over 600 cubic feet per hour! It is provided to us courtesy of AMI GLOBAL SECURITY, LLC [my son Tony gifted it to us for our safety or else I cannot come out and play anymore. Thank you Tony]
WE ARE FULLY OPEN FOR BUSINESS - NOW YOU MAY COME ON OUT AND HAVE SOME FUN!
Thursday, March 24th, 2022 MILONGA -
Reserve your Thursday nights now. This is why you Tango!
Everyone is welcome -
DO NOT MISS THIS ONE!
STUFF YOU GOTTA KNOW:
Group Lesson: 7:00PM to 8:30PM
Your wonderful instructors Analia Carreno and Luis Ramirez are Masters of Argentine Tango. They have a cool talent for gently teaching and coaching Tango for every skill level.
You are going to love it. You will benefit from it no matter what your skill level is.
The group lesson is really a fun time for us all.
Milonga 8:30PM to 11:15PM
Our dynamic DJ Marcos David Blanco brings with him for your dancing pleasure a mix of popular Argentine Tangos, and Cortinas to keep you on the dance floor all night long.
Admission: $20.00 includes guided group lesson and Milonga, snacks and cold and hot beverages, limited free parking available in our lot, convenient street parking, please be kind to our neighbors.
For your convenience you can pay by Venmo@terri-lopez-0
To all those who contributed to our snack and wine table. Thank you for sharing. Bringing your own wine is welcome. [BYOW]
I extend my personal invitation to you. Don't only read this newsletter, come on out and have some fun with us.
Our Tango community is way overduefor an in person get together reunion. No more mandates. It's time, come on out!
Too many of us have not seen oneanother far too long.
It is time that you make it a point to set aside every Thursday night to revive our friendships and enjoy life doing what you love with people who love it just as much as you do.
Single, mingle, jingle and couples of every flavor all dance at Terri's Firehouse Tango-Milonga II
MORE ABOUT US:
Terri's Milonga continues to be the quality showcase of Tango etiquette to the entire community.
We are welcoming, fun loving, and forge close friendships every Thursday night. I would not have it any other way.
Treat yourself and reserve at least one Thursday night to come out for a pre-weekend warm-up.
Come out and enjoy our popular Thursday nights to catch the lesson, polish up what you learned stress-free and call it an early night if you feel like it. Give us a try. It is the practical choice. It works.
We bring you in-demand, talented DJs, top of the line personable Tango instructors, a spacious and clean venue, powerful HEPA approved air sanitizers, real hardwood floors and simply, really nice people to mingle and jingle with.
What is specially chill about us is every skill level from the curious to the seasoned make each other feel welcome here, stress-free.
Nothing intimidating about us. We all learn from and enjoy each other's company at our group lesson, then mingle at the Milongas.
Individually, we each one of us have our own developing styles. This is where we practice it with one another.
It is just a beautiful thing to watch.
If you had not been here yet or it has been awhile, just get yourself over here and enjoy the experience.
This is just some of what makes Terri's Firehouse Tango-Milonga....
"The place to be every Thursday night!"
VIDEO REPORT - ENJOY
Check this out: The end of group class demonstration by Analia Carreno and Luis Ramirez:
Meet the mighty Tibor. He is not only a suave greeter but his door management and traffic flow is what makes every minute count for your fun and Tango time.
He also takes all the videos of the Group Class, after lesson demonstration for our Milongueros and Milongueras to enjoy afterwards.
Tibor trouble shoots if we have technical difficulties. He represents management and maintains policy. Tibor is the name, Tango is the game!
See you there!
MORE ABOUT US:
What sets us apart? - ETIQUETTE IS OUR BRAND:
We are the home of "Tango Etiquette".
Our gents are gallant and our ladies are classy. Gentlemen are exceedingly polite when requesting a lady to dance and our ladies are demure and courteous.
OUR VENUE IS THE BEST:
**We have it ALL under one Tango roof. Be sure to call me to get your name on the Instructors list to book a private lesson for you before the group lesson.**
I prepare the full combination of Tango spirit, fine music, professional instruction, live entertainment, beautiful glimmering hardwood dance floor, spacious venue, dancing Al-Fresco on our outdoor deck, dim-lit romantic ambiance, snack table, ample parking in our adjacent lot and street parking, convenient location that is about15 minutes from the GW Bridge, gallant gentlemen, elegant ladies, and a
passion that electrifies everyone upon entry.
WHY TRY US ON A THURSDAY NIGHT?
This is your spot to escape and celebrate your end of the week: Important information.
I take the time to book the best talent and Tango instructors to give you the personal touch. I schedule each far in advance to ensure we have ample entertainment and continuity with certainty.
This has been evident by the great instructors and DJs we have every week for you.
This chemistry mixed with all of you is what puts the 'fire' in "Terri's Firehouse Tango-Milonga 2". Our combination of character, charm and magic is no where else to be found:
I offer a steamy, classy ambiance, with a variety of music and talent, and consistent reliability.
Rain, shine or doomsday, we are open!
Come by and check it out for yourself.
Big hugs and thanks to everyone who kicked in and helped us grow together. Love you all.
Our variety Cortinas by our DJs.
We add adobo and sofrito to spice up our Cortinas. Our Cortinas are a delicious mix of Salsa, Mambo, Merengue, Cumbia and social style dance that simply keep up the mood with "sabor" [flavor]. Yet, we consistently remain loyal to our roots.
Remember and Remember -- here is where we always keep the traditional Argentine Tango alive!
We are fully open!
Our members continue to learn from each other as well. I adore the continued comments I read online about all of you. So proud of you.
Everyone is welcome to join us. We are fully open. So don't forget invite all of your friends and the tango-curious to come on by for a guaranteed fun experience.
Share the videos and photos with your friends on social media and encourage them to join us. We are not snooty here.
Encourage each other as much as I encourage you. Praise each other, compliment each other and coach each other. We are not competitors. We are Tango dancers and Tango friends. Etiquette and traditional good manners set us apart from everywhere else.
Our newsletters is peppered with tango terminology, history, and bits of factoids to help expand your Tango knowledge.
TANGO TERMS: continued:
CADENCIA (kah-den-see-ya) A check and replacement of weight, usually led by the man. Useful for avoiding collisions and making direction changes. This may also refer to a subtle shifting of weight from foot to foot, done in place and in time with the music.
CAMINAR (kah-mee-nar) To walk.
CAMINADA ( kah-mee-nah-dah) A series of walking steps.
CORRIDA (From correr: to run.) A sequence of running steps. A series of syncopated walks.
CORTE (kor-tay) From cortar--to cut. In tango, corte means cutting the music either by syncopating or by holding a step for several beats.
CRUZADA (Croo-sah-dah) From curzar--to cross, the cross. A cruzada occurs anytime one foot is crossed in front of or in back of the woman's foot at the fifth beat in the eight-count basic.
DIBUJO (di-boo-ho) Drawing sketch. A dibujo is done by drawing circles or other small designs or movements on the floor with one's toe. Also firulete, lapiz and rulo.
Gancho(gahn-cho) The hook. When one dancer swings a leg backwards to engage or hook a partner's leg. They may be executed from different positions to the inside or outside of either leg and by each partner.
GIRO (Turn. A turning step or figure
LAPIZ (la-peez) like a pencil on a compass. To turn on one foot and draw a circle around the body with the foot(See dubujo, firulete and rulo.
LLEVADA(from llevar to transport; to carry; to take. Occurs when the man uses the upper thigh or foot to "carry" the lady's leg to the next step.
MARCAR(mar-har) From marque-to plot a course, guide. To lead. The man leads or guides the woman's movements and steps throughout the dance. He e must communicate this to her through use of his body, hands and arms so that she can feel his lead and follow effectively; his foot pattern does not necessarily create the mark.
MOLINETTE (moh-lee-neh-tay) Windmill-wheel. A figure in which a partner (usually the woman) dances a grapevine action in a circle around the other, stepping side-back-side-forward in a continuous manner. The man usually directs the woman around his body while he positioned in the center of the turn.
From morder-to bite; The little bite. One Partner's foot is sandwiched or trapped between the other partner's two feet sometimes called a
sandwich or sanguchito.
OCHO (oh-cho) Eight, a figure eight. A continuous crossing and pivoting action that may be done forward or backward. The man usually leads the woman to do forward or back walks that swivel and change direction on the spot. The name comes from the figure-eight pattern created on the floor. The ocho is considered to be one of the oldest steps in tango, along with caminada, the walking steps.
PARADA (pah-rah-dah) From parar-to stop to wait. Though his lead, the man stops the lady from continuing her movement. Commonly led from a back ocho, the man stops the woman midway through the ocho with her feet apart and one foot extended forward on the floor. The man often follows the parada with a sandwich. (see mordida) (oh-cho), Eight, a figure eight. A continuous crossing and pivoting action that may be done forward on backward. The man usually
leads the woman to do forward or back walks that swivel and change direction on the spot. The name comes for the figure-eight pattern created on the floor. The ocho is considered to be one of the oldest steps in tango, along with caminada, the walking steps.
PARADA (pah-rah-dah) From parar--to stop, to wait. This his lead, the man stops the lady from continuing her movement. Commonly led from a back ocho, the man stops the woman midway through the ocho with her feet apart and one foot extended forward on the floor. The man often follows the parada with a sandwich. (See mordida)
SACADA (sah-kah-dah) A kind of displacement in which the man steps between the woman's legs in such a way that the contact appears to send her leg to its next position.
SALIDA (sah-lee-dah) From salir-to exit; to go out. Commonly known as the basic figure in tango. It serves as an entrance or exit to many other figures and movements.
SANDWICH(sand-wich) When a dancer holds one of his partner's feet between both of his own.
SENTADA(sen-tah-dah)from sentar--to sit A sitting action. A figure in which the man leads the woman to create the illusion of sitting on his thigh or knee.
SYNCOPA (sin-ho-pah) double time. A musical term adopted by dancers to describe cutting the beat, or stepping on the half-beat to dance faster, as in the corrida.
TRABADA (tra-bah-da) To block or to cross.
TRASPIA (tras-pee-ah) To stumble, to slip up. A style or wayof dancing milonga with syncopations or triple steps. See syncopa. Three steps usually done in 1-2-3 or a quick-quick -slow timing. (three steps done to two beats of music.)
PARTS OF THE BODY: Cabeza=Head
( This ends the tango terms)
Tango is not only about learning steps, but understanding and listening to the music.
Each artist interprets the same music /song that you dance to, but the musical styles are different.
Your ear, needs to listen so that you can dance to each interpretation from those artists elegantly.
It is written all over the place that the best way to improve your dancing is to know the music you are dancing to as your body moves with the different styles, so that you may look and be lead gracefully on the dance floor.
Courtesy Corner: Common courtesy, good manners and tango etiquette always go a long way in making and keeping friends. What happens at Terri's Firehouse Tango - Stays in Terri's Firehouse Tango!
I offer everyone top shelf master instructors that lead by example, coach you, improve your self confidence, and sharpen the skills you've already learned. Our seasoned dancers and our new comers feel at ease. No fear. We all learn from each other. We all coach each other. We all enjoy each other like no place else.
Where ever you go to dance your own unique style will be evident and noticed.
Naturally, every instructor has their own style and methodologies. What works and what sticks with you is all that counts.
**The dance hall is available to us exclusive every Thursday. We are offering private, one on one lessons, by appointment. Call me for details. **
It has become quite evident that no matter where our Milongueros and Milongueras go to dance, their style and versatility are immediately recognizable as "you must be from Terri's Firehouse Tango-Milonga II!"
Every seasoned Tangueros feel right at home here because you are always welcome. So continue to come by and join us for the fun of it.
Everyone benefits from the lessons and we all enjoy the exchanges of style, variety and comportment towards one another.
Thursday nights with us are the Tango kick-off so come on over. This is the place for all Tangueros from everywhere to Tango. If you can only Tango one night a week, Thursday nights with us is the place you want to be.
Fun is the operative word. We are not only a showcase for the Tango Community, but the place to go and simply have fun, enjoy really good people and dance like you just don't care!
FOR YOUR COMFORT:
WE HAVE TWO AIR PURIFIERS WITH UV FILTER HEPA APPROVED TECHNOLOGY FOR YOUR COMFORT AND SAFETY. SO COME ON OUT AND ENJOY LIFE IN A CLEAN AND SAFE VENUE.
For your convenience hand sanitizing stations are situated throughout the place for your comfort and safety.
General precautionary guidelines:
* As much as we miss each other there are a few suggestions:
* We follow the guidelines published by the State of N.J.
* Individual Hygiene - Hand-Sanitizers stations are found throughout the venue, bringing your own is fine.
* As always, follow your personal physicians advice. * Of course, You know what is best for your own physical and mental health needs
* Your comfort and safety are equally our concern, so let's respect everyone's individual choices as good friends should in accord with your own comfort level.
* Management reserves the right to deny entry or direct anyone to exit the premises at our discretion in accordance with our security protocols and in the interest of our reasonable expectation of privacy.
We rarely cancel and only if dire circumstances dictate it. We will post such information in that event.
Call me with any questions you may have. Share the Newsletter information. We are dancing, socializing, and enjoying our choices to Tango at our Milonga without interruption. This is your place to be every Thursday Night! Save the date.