Terri's Firehouse Tango-Milonga II / NEWSLETTER#183 2 Mar 2023
Published: Sat, 03/04/23
Terri's Firehouse Tango-Milonga II
Newsletter # 183
Thursday 2nd of March
“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" ~ Terri
We are at our new home-base every Thursday night: 399 Broad Ave. Leonia, NJ 07605
Tel: 845 270 -1201 or 845 620-1261
Online Search: "Terri's Firehouse Tango OR Firehouse Tango Milonga II OR Firehouse Tango Milonga 2 OR Firehouse Tango" be sure it is at 399 Broad Ave. Leonia, NJ 07605. Every Thursday night at
SPECIAL THANKS: Marta Bautis for her skills and time to video our event on Thursday. What a treat. Take a bow. All of you looked marvelous. This is the link to the video: https://vimeo.com/800322401
We have a great fun VIBE here! No matter where we are. We have a care-free, Tango Vibe like no place else.
When: Thursday, 9th March 2023
Time: Group lesson - 7pm sharp! -
Master Instructor: Meet this week's Argentine Tango Instructor: Jack Hanley
Social/Milonga: 8pm - 11:15pm
DJ Jack Hanley. Jack is a professional Tango Instructor and dancer. He will keep you dancing all night long spinning the music of
BIO:Jack Hanleybegan his study of Argentine tango in 1997 at the Sandra Cameron Dance School in
During that time his understanding of the dance was shaped by the instruction of tango masters Pupi Castello, Pablo Veron, Pablo Pugliese among
In the last 10 years he continued his study under the great dancers Diego Di Falco, Anton Gazenbeek and Sergio Segura. Jack is a very popular Tango
Where: 399 Broad Avenue, Leonia NJ 07605 American Legion Post #1
Admission: $25 door or Venmo @terri-lopez-0
Includes light snacks, soft beverages, bring your own
FOR PRIVATE - ONE ON ONE LESSONS: 845 270-1201
I will book private lessons for you and match you up with the best instructors on my extensive list simply customized just for you.
FEBRUARY WAS OUR INAUGURATION MONTH - ! Thank you to everyone that came out to celebrate our inauguration month on 23 February 2023!
We unbind, unlock, and unleash our fury and passion for traditional Argentine Tango every Thursday at Terri's Firehouse Tango-Milonga II.
I invite you all to continue celebrating life at our March Terri's Tango -Thursdays. Here is where you will find the best variety of diverse music, dancing styles and smooth instructor talents that give you the broad spectrum of what Argentine Tango has to offer us. ~ "We are the place to be every Thursday night!"
SO EASY TO GET TO FROM
*Easy access from GWB, Palisades Pkwy, Rt. 4, Rt.17, and Garden State Parkway.
[minutes away from Ft. Lee, Englewood Cliffs, Palisades Park, Tenafly, Alpine, and Manhattan, just to give you an idea.]
*No hassle, plentiful, free parking directly in front, Bus from Manhattan port authority express #166 leaves you nearby to the front door of our event.
* Two  dance floors, two social areas, spacious 1800sf of all hardwood dance
*Intimate, Steamy, Argentine Café setting, low lights, ambiance, just the right fit for our growing weekly event.
"Our ladies are classy and dress elegantly. Our guys dress sharp and are etiquette wise."
Join us every Thursday
This is why you Tango with us! More Dance Time. More Fun Time. Thursday nights: No traffic jams. No stress. No fuss. No wasted time.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO BRING:
* Your preferred snack or dish or wine as a contribution to our snack and wine table.
* Bring Your Own Wine for your refreshment
* Thank you to those who have generously contributed to bring wine or snacks to share.
Terri's Report March 2nd, 2023
WE HAD FUN! WE HAD A LOT OF FUN! LAUGHTER AND TANGO GO TOGETHER!
Our instructor Rainier (Ray) Pereira is a completely committed instructor. He has a smooth style of teaching and guiding all of the group participants
of every skill set level.
He gets everyone into the "zone". Ray has charisma and is a gallant gentleman. If it is your first time, Ray is a good pick. If you are seasoned, Ray is a fun pick. If you are learning, Ray is a patient pick. Watch! (See videos)
Milonga/ Social by the terrific and awesome DJ Urszula Abolik aka DJ MayoK.
She isamazing and her selections of her playlist which she displays after each Tandas is priceless.
Join us to get the complete "Tango experience" through dance, music, ambiance, and good vibes the whole night through!
It is admirable how everyone is picking up on diverse styles so naturally each week.
Notice how each of you adapt to it and apply your own individuality and personal style. Looking good! Bravo!
I do appreciate how our instructors and DJ's invite our own ladies to personally
join and guide in each of the lessons and social time. This is "gallant."
Each time you step out and participate is by far the best way to learn and build confidence at the same time.
*(See the video of the end of the class demonstration.)
Tango is diverse. Tango is unique to your personality. Tango is the expression of your passion. Tango is never boring!
View our end of night Group Lesson demonstration and Milongueros having fun videos below*
Bring your friends. So much to learn alongside people who are non-judgmental and amazingly friendly. This is the place to be!
That is another reason why we are the "friendliest Milonga in town."
WHAT WE DO AT TERRI'S FIREHOUSE TANGO - MILONGA
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
WE ARE SO EASY TO GET TO:
* Only approximately 1 minute from the GWB. [no hassle parking spaces]
* Transportation. [E-Z Commute] From NY Port Authority Bus #166 leaves you nearby the front door of 399 Broad Avenue, Leonia,
* Our new 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!
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
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.
VIDEO ARCHIVES FOR YOUR PLEASURE:
The end of group class demonstration and explanation by my instructor Rainier (Ray) Pereira.
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.
Our secret sauce is we create good vibes here that is just no where else to be found.
"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 HERE with us - just do it, you'll love it. We are the place to be
"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
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.
Remember and Remember -- here is where we always keep the traditional Argentine Tango alive!
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.
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 a variety of styles each week, 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
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!"
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!
CLEAN AND SAFE VENUE
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.