Terri's Firehouse Tango-Milonga II / NEWSLETTER#172 8 December 2022
Published: Sun, 12/11/22
Terri's Firehouse Tango-Milonga
Newsletter # 172
Thursday 8th December 2022
"Tango is passion set to music" ~ Terri
BIG NEWS, BIG TIMES, ALL JUST FOR YOU! SURPRISE MOVE...
I shared with all of you that Terri's FIREHOUSE TANGO MILONGA II has secured a new venue for
us to enjoy:
BEGINNING Thursday January 5th, 2023 we will all meet at:
54 South Farview Avenue,
[STATION #4] - The Red Door entry.
Paramus New Jersey, 07652
* Much more free parking across the street with over 15 car spaces! hurray, hurrah!
* Smooth, 1,440 square feet of highly polished dance floor to glide on!
* Super Acoustics - just what we
*Very cozy and intimate café setting
AND... still the friendliest Milonga in town!
The 2023 Tango Year will be a great new start for us all!
SO YOU KNOW:
organized a wider variety of wonderfully new and familiar Tango instructors in an on-going rotation basis that will teach and coach you all with the different skill sets you must have.
Let's mix it up a bit and keep you all fresh and on your toes. This is all about providing the best fun and rich variety of flavors that Tango has to offer.
No one will
ever feel intimidated here with us because we make it all about a fun experience for everyone.
You will love it!
Also, I am setting up the most talented and popular and engaging DJs, whose music will charm you onto the dance floor all night long.
You will fall in love with re-experiencing the rich
and vibrant, full spectrum of music that Tango provides, every Thursday night with us.
As your host organizer, it is my job to ensure that you each benefit from experiencing different interpretations of artist, share their love for this genre of music, and impart the feeling it gives you individually in your soul, that it makes you want to get up and dance right now.
NEXT EVENT: 15th December 2022 - Thursday
Group Lesson: 7pm sharp!-8pm
Guided by our fabulous Guest Instructor, Rainier Pereira. We are pleased to welcome him to our list of Master
MEET OUR DEBUT GUEST INSTRUCTOR:
Mr. Rainer Pereira
Rainer is a master tango dancer and versatile instructor. He has over 12 years of performance experience. He is a very talented, skilled, and knowledgeable DJ as
Rainer has formal training in traditional Argentine Tango. His wealth of experience is derived from being completely immersed in the Buenos Aires tango culture for nine years.
Also, Rainer was the Argentina "Inter-Milonga" competition champion for 2 years in a row.
This accomplished young man taught dance at the internationally renowned DNI Tango School Company accruing over 3000 credit hours teaching students from all over the world.
He has even more credits under his belt and he will share all of this with you in the coming weeks and months.
credentials are impeccable. He has a lot to offer us. We will benefit greatly from his versatility and passion for traditional Argentine Tango.
Let's give him another warm welcome.
MILONGA/SOCIAL:8:00pm Sharp! to 11:15pm.
The ever popular, and charming DJ Marcos David Blanco will spin for us his wide selections of tangos. Ladies, he loves to dance. He is such a gallant gentleman!
DJ Marcos selections of tango arrangements by popular orchestras and artists are amazing. The Tandas and
Cortinas from his playlist never disappoints. Not to be missed!
Admission: $25.00 includes guided group lesson and Social/Milonga, also...
* Light snacks, cold and hot beverages. We do not provide wine you can bring your own.
* First come, first serve, limited free parking available in our lot, also convenient street parking... please be considerate to our neighbors, do not block their driveways.
For your convenience you can pay by Venmo @terri-lopez-0
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 December 8th, 2022:
DJ Rainier Pereira came to the rescue the
last minute to back up DJ Jack Hanley who was detained by no fault of his own.
DJ Rainier a/k/a DJ Ray wowed us with his wide ranging assortments of tango arrangements by popular orchestras and artists. His debut performance earned him future engagements with us. Everyone
wanted more of it.
We all can really appreciate a DJ that loves to dance with the ladies and passionately play his best music for us.
Now that's entertainment! (See the videos)
Be sure to check out the videos from that night.
On a personal note: You all continue to make me so proud when I see what good friends we have all become.
It is plain to see how the mutual respect we share between us and instances of Tango etiquette are why we enjoy ourselves so much every Thursday night.
We come out to dance and that is what we do all night. No one is left out. That is another reason why we are the "friendliest Milonga in town."
Terri's Firehouse Tango-Milonga continues to attract superbly gallant guys, elegantly classy ladies, and the best practice of Tango etiquette anywhere.
Our Milongueros are friendly, classy and welcoming. Give us a try every Thursday night. Join us!
Another big welcome to more of our first timers and milongueros who returned after a long absence. They just keep pouring in. We want to see you back every Thursday night!
friends. Spread the word. Welcome the curious and the first timers to come and give us a try. Ya gotta start someplace. We are that place.
Everyone is friendly and will keep you motivated.
In Tango there is no such thing as a beginner. Tango is measured in levels of passion.
You do know what passion is don't you?
More Tangueros are discovering that we are your Thursday night milonga
We continue to bring you the best talents and DJs all under one tango roof at Terri's FHT Milonga every Thursday Not to be missed!
I have organized an exciting combination of DJs and
Instructors that will begin the New Year on January 5th 2023 at our new location. Do not miss our inauguration night!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR JANUARY 5TH, AT OUR NEW PLACE. MORE PARKING, SPACIOUS DANCE FLOOR, EASY COMMUTE.
dance hall is available to me exclusive every Thursday. We offer private, one on one lessons, by appointment with our instructors. Call me for details. **
WHAT WE DO AT TERRI'S FIREHOUSE TANGO - MILONGA II:
I hire the best combination of talent in the community to
offer you new experiences. Exposure to a variety of styles helps to make you well rounded and better entertained 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... you!
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 fun people.
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 quit!
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 my instructors
Terri's Firehouse Tango-Milonga II sets the highest standard of tango etiquette.
We inspire everyone to embrace our passion for traditional Argentine tango. This is our
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
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 life.
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 comfort.*
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 night!"
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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
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?
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.
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 some Nuevo that simply keep up the mood with "sabor" [flavor]. Yet, we consistently remain loyal to our traditional Argentine tango 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.
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
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
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
I offer everyone a variety of styles led by top shelf master instructors. I hire them to 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 equally at ease. No fear.
We all learn from each other. We all coach each other. We all enjoy each other like no place else.
Your own unique style will be evident and noticed wherever you go to dance other than a Thursday
night with us.
Naturally, every instructor has their own style and methodologies. What works and what sticks with you is all that counts.
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.