Terri's Firehouse Tango-Milonga II / NEWSLETTER 28 Apr 2022 #139
Published: Mon, 05/02/22
Terri's Firehouse Tango-Milonga II
Newsletter # 139
Thursday 28th Apr. 2022
MESSAGE FROM TERRI:
"Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion" ~ Martha Graham
DO NOT MISS THIS ONE
Thursday, May 5th, 2022
Reserve your Thursday nights now. This is why you Tango! More Dance Time...More Fun Time. Everyone is welcome.
Group Lesson: 7pm sharp!-8pm
Guided by Analia Carreno and Luis Ramirez Masters of Argentine Tango. First-Timers and All-Timers are welcome.
Join us to enjoy their talent for gently teaching and coaching masterfully. To receive the full benefit of this class, I encourage you to be on time.
MILONGA: 8:00PM Sharp! to 11:15PM
DJ Urszula Abolik d/b/a DJ Mayok is back from her trips and brings her best selections of music to keep you on the dance floor all night. In keeping up with some of her travels she brings music and probably a little spice to celebrate "Cinco de Mayo." It is always a pleasure to have her rejoin us.
I hire the best talent in the community to entertain you every Thursday night!
CARLOS HABIAGUE sang and danced with us in an exclusive performance only for us at Terri's Firehouse Tango-Milonga II.
He told me he heard a lot about us during his US tour and was looking forward to meeting us. So I managed to book him for this one- time exclusive event as the cap to his US tour and just before he flies to Germany to begin his European tour.
We hope to have him back soon and wish him a safe journey.
"Carlos Habiague is Tango Singer with international repertoire (Light lyric tenor) producer-musician-dancer. Winner of various awards. He is the dazzling figure who, with his renowned charisma and his light lyric voice, captivates the audience on every stage. He takes women out to dance while he is singing."
Our delightful ladies at Terri's FHT Milonga deserved to be swooned. He serenaded us long into the night, while dancing with all the ladies in the house.
We enjoyed all this talent and entertainment without a moments disruption to our dance time. He was awesome.
We danced to the amazing sounds of my Guest Instructor / DJ Carlos Urrego. Additionally, he played his finest selections of traditional tango, Vals, milongas and fun Cortinas that simply set the dance floor on fire.
DJ Carlos Urrego also guided the group lesson masterfully. DJ Carlos played the music that accompanied the velvety voice of Carlos Habiague during this segment of our program. This combination of great talent all under one tango roof. Bravo Carlos Urrego and Carlos Habiague!
I do it all for you!
More Dance Time, More Talent, More Fun, Just for YOU!
Admission: $25.00 includes guided group lesson, Milonga, light snacks, cold and hot beverages, limited free parking available in our lot, convenient street parking, please be kind to our neighbors, do not block their driveways. For
your convenience you can pay by Venmo @terri-lopez-0
You are welcome to bring your preferred snack or dish or wine as a contribution to our snack and wine table. BYOW we do not provide wine, and thank you to those who have contributed.
Tell ya what, no where else but here would you get a fantastic singer to serenade and dance with all the ladies too. Also, enjoy an amazing DJ and masterful Tango Instructor rolled into one. We have talent, entertainment and the best Milongueros in the community all under one roof every Thursday night!
Imitation is the fondest form of flattery BUT there is only ONE authentic Terri's Firehouse Tango Milonga at 105 Grove Ave. in Maywood, NJ. Anything else is simply fugazy -"fuggedabotit"!
Terri's Firehouse Tango-Milonga II continues to be the highest standard of etiquette and all things that celebrate our passion for traditional Argentine tango.
Our secret sauce is we create good vibes here that is just no where else to be found. Tango enthusiast meet other classy, chill people and share a fun time together making another treasured memorable tango experience. Shhhhh!
Join us here and dance like no one is watching!
Everyone feels welcome and completely at home together with us. We are the friendliest Milonga in town thanks to all of you. Thursday nights - just do it, you'll love it.
BRAGGING RIGHTS - After this horrific pandemic hit our community, I was the only Milonga to follow all the rules but still maintained a safe haven for all of us to enjoy life.
I was the only Milonga to install two top of the line certified HEPA air sanitizers for our safety and comfort.*
No matter how few dancers ventured out to socialize, I kept the doors open even while operating in the red because the spirit of Tango is defiant and unconquerable. Someone had to keep that spirit alive.
The challenges we faced together threatened the livelihoods of too many professional Instructors and DJs, who may not have otherwise survived, but they found steady employment here with us throughout this awful situation. We're still standing.
Now that the worst has passed and we resume some sense of normalcy, I invite everyone of you that were hesitant to come out to return here with us at Terri's Firehouse Tango Milonga. Enjoy life.
DO ME A FAVOR: It is important and really helpful to other Tango searchers looking to find us. Rate us and comment on YELP. It is easy. Tibor will be glad to help you with it while you are here. The talent thanks you. One word comment and star ratings are appreciated.
*** 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 now I can come out and play.. Thank you Tony]
WE ARE FULLY OPEN FOR BUSINESS - WHERE YOU MAY COME ON OUT AND HAVE SOME FUN
You are welcome to bring your preferred snack or dish or wine as a contribution to our snack and wine table we do not provide wine, and thank you to those who have contributed.
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 our Guest Instructor Carlos Urrego
Certain information in the newsletter is repeated because we consistently add new subscribers and want them to benefit from the information we provide. Please bear with us.
TERRI'S TANGO TEAM REPORT:
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. We have been providing this every Thursday for over 16 years at this same location.
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.
You can read the full tango terminology and terms of all tango moves in my previous newsletters.
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.
Your style is yours. Own it.
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.