Terri's Firehouse Tango-Milonga II / NEWSLETTER 25 Aug 2022 #158
Published: Sat, 08/27/22
Newsletter # 158
Thursday 25th Aug 2022
"The meaning of Tango is the definition of life set to music, a heartfelt embrace, and joy of laughter among friends..." ~ Terri
You Know you're a tango junkie when...
-You plan the rest of your social life so it doesn't conflict with "Thursday" nights.
- You block off every "Thursday" off your calendar for Tango.
- Wednesday is your new Friday because tomorrow is "Thursday".
- When you keep a pair of dance shoes in your car all the time - so you have them ready for "Thursday night".
If any of this describes you then you belong here with us every Thursday night!
My, my, my, how time flies. We are near end of Summer and approaching the Fall Season. So keep
your Tango shoes in the car and block out Thursdays, so you will never lose one minute of Milonga with us.
Thursday, September 1st 2022
Lesson: 7pm sharp!-8pm
Guided by our Masters of Argentine Tango, Analia Carreno and Luis Ramirez - [check out the end of lesson video below]
Milonga:8:00pm Sharp! to
Our Guest DJ Carlos Urrego will entertain us for the evening.
His popularity, charisma, and gallant demeanor as a DJ/Dance Instructor and Choreographer makes him and his wife Maureen a special treat for us all.
His Tandas and sizzling Cortinas
will keep you on the dance floor all night long.
Admission: $25.00 gets you everything.
* Guided group lesson by our Masters of Argentine Tango, Analia Carreno and Luis
* Social/Milonga music by DJ Carlos Urrego.
* Light snacks, cold and hot beverages.
* limited free parking available in our lot, convenient street parking... please be considerate to our neighbors, do not block their
For your convenience you can pay by Venmo @terri-lopez-0
The familiar face at
the door waiting to greet you all will be our good friend Oscar. No worries, he is filling in for our buddy Tibor, who is on a well deserved vacation.
Please introduce yourselves to Oscar so that he will be able to properly register you. Tango people are so generous. Thank You.
Reserve your Thursday nights now. This is why you Tango! More Dance Time...More Fun Time. Thursday nights: No traffic jams, no stress, no fuss. No wasted time. Where everyone is welcome.
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 and bring wine to share.
Terri's Report 25th August:
We continue to attract the most gallant guys, the most classy ladies, the best practice in Tango etiquette within the community. Our Milongueros are friendly, classy and welcoming. Join us!
Another big welcome to more of our first timers. Keep pouring in. We want to see you back every Thursday night!
Keep inviting friends and spread the word. More Tangueros are discovering that we are your Thursday night milonga.
Kudos to DJ Marco David Blanco. He was on fire. His music kept everyone dancing until lights out. Everyone poured onto the dance floor all at once to enjoy it together.
We continue to bring you the best talents
and DJs all under one tango roof at Terri's FHT Milonga every Thursday.
We have an exciting line up of DJs and Instructors for the month of September. Not to be missed.
***DO ME A FAVOR: I ask you again.
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.
WHAT WE DO AT TERRI'S FIREHOUSE TANGO - MILONGA II:
I hire the best talent in the community to entertain you every Thursday night!
Try us out: Our vibe is our brand. Our niche is Traditional Argentine Tango.
WE ARE SO EASY TO GET TO:
* Only approximately 15 minutes from the GWB. [no hassle parking spaces]
* Only Two
blocks from Public Transportation. [E-Z Commute]
* Our music and venue are amazing.
* Our location is safe and convenient.
* Our guys are gallant. Our ladies are classy.
* Our coolest Tango dancers are...
WHAT YOU GET: Well worth repeating.
I bring us the best talent, hottest entertainment, and the coolest Milongueros all under one roof every single Thursday night! You can never go wrong with us for a fun night with
Another word about Tango "etiquette." It is a major part of Tango culture. Our guys are gallant. Our ladies are classy. Our distinction is our cool, our etiquette, and our mutual respect for one another.
This Milonga remains fresh and new for over 20 years because this is where good people just like you meet, learn from each other and dance like no one is watching.
We continue to grow with a new generation of Tango enthusiasts joining us each Thursday. We refuse to
There is only ONE authentic Terri's Firehouse Tango Milonga at 105 Grove Ave. in Maywood, NJ. Join us.
VIDEO ARCHIVES FOR YOUR PLEASURE:
The end of group class demonstration by
guest Masters of Argentine Tango Analia Carreno and Luis Ramirez.
Terri's Firehouse Tango-Milonga II sets the highest standard of tango
We inspire everyone to embrace our passion for traditional Argentine tango. This is our niche.
Our secret sauce is we create good vibes here that is just no where else to be found.
Every Thursday night, here is where we meet
other classy, chill people and share a fun time together making another treasured memorable tango experience. Shhhhh!
"Dance like no one is watching!
Everyone feels welcome and completely at home here." ~ Terri
We are known in the entire community as the
friendliest Milonga in town thanks to all of you.
Thursday nights - just do it, you'll love it. We are the place to be
BRAGGING RIGHTS - Even during this public health panic, I was the only Milonga to follow all the rules and still maintained a safe haven for all of us to enjoy
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 POWER OF INNOVATION:
I was the only Milonga to install two top of the line certified HEPA air sanitizers for our safety and
NEW STUFF ANNOUNCEMENT:
WE ARE FULLY OPEN FOR BUSINESS - WHERE YOU MAY COME ON OUT AND HAVE SOME FUN AND FEEL SAFE.
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
"The place to be every Thursday
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!
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?
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.
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 traditional Argentine tango
Remember and Remember -- here is where we always keep the traditional Argentine Tango alive!
We are fully
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
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.