Terri's Firehouse Tango-Milonga II / NEWSLETTER#174 29 December 2022
Published: Sun, 01/01/23
Terri's Firehouse Tango-Milonga
Newsletter # 174
Thursday 29th December 2022
“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the
dance.” – Alan W. Watts
"Tango is passion set to music" ~
ATTENTION - ATTENTION - ATTENTION:
WE MOVED TO A NEW LOCATION!!!!
MEET US EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT, 7PM-11:15PM AT:
54 SOUTH FARVIEW, PARAMUS, NJ 07652 - RED DOOR
TERRI'S FIREHOUSE TANGO MILONGA
Mark your calendars and join us for the Inauguration of our move:
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 needed!
*Very cozy and intimate café
AND... still the friendliest Milonga in town!
The 2023 Tango Year will be a great new start for us all!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR JANUARY 5TH, AT OUR NEW PLACE. MORE PARKING, SPACIOUS DANCE FLOOR, EASY
NEXT EVENT: 5th January 2023 - Thursday Inauguration of our new move. Champagne and goodies.
Group Lesson: 7pm
Guided by : Professional Instructor Rainier Pereira. Rainier is a Master of traditional Argentine Tango. He brings a refreshing style for all of you to enjoy and benefit from a diversity of experience.
He taught at the internationally renowned DNI
Tango School Company accruing over 3000 credit hours of interacting with students from all over the world.
You are assured to learn the abundance of styles that make Tango so
MILONGA/SOCIAL:8:00pm Sharp! to 11:15pm.
The ever popular, and charming Richard Ariza, will spin for us his wide selections of tangos. Ladies, he loves to dance. He is such a gallant
DJ Richard Ariza's 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.
* Free parking available in our lot across the street from the venue.
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 29th 2022:
GROUP LESSON: Was guided by Analia Carreno and Luis Ramirez. (See the video of the end of the class demonstration.)
The ever popular, and charming Marcos David Blanco, played his selections of the most popular arrangements by Master Composers and Orchestras.
We 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
Be sure to check out the videos from that night. Classy!
OUR END OF 2022 GROUP PHOTO AT GROVE STREET:
I am enthusiastic with anticipation for our new place but will always
cherish the wonderful memories we created together. I look forward to creating new memories with old friends again. Moving forward we will bless the new place together. You are what makes it a special place!
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."
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 well known
professional DJs and Guest Instructors that will begin the New Year with us on January 5th 2023 at our new location. Do not miss our inauguration night!
**The 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
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 location is safe and convenient.
.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
We continue to grow with a new generation of Tango enthusiasts joining us each Thursday. We refuse to quit!
There has been only ONE authentic Terri's Firehouse Tango Milonga at 105 Grove Ave. in Maywood, NJ. for over 18 years
and now will be at the new location.
VIDEO ARCHIVES FOR YOUR PLEASURE:
The end of group class demonstration by my instructors Analia Carreno and Luis Ramirez
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 niche.
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
- 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
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.
Single, mingle, jingle and couples of every flavor all dance at Terri's Firehouse Tango-Milonga II
"The place to be every Thursday night!"
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
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:
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, dim-lit romantic ambiance, snack table, ample parking, 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.
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
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
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
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.