Terri's Firehouse Tango-Milonga II / NEWSLETTER#184 9 March 2023
Published: Sun, 03/12/23
Terri's Firehouse Tango-Milonga II
Newsletter # 184
Thursday 9th 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 and good people chemistry like no place else.
When: Thursday, 16 March 2023 - pre-St. Patrick's Day celebration.
Time: Group lesson - 7pm sharp! - 8pm
Master Instructor: Meet this week's Argentine Tango Instructor: Rainier
Social/Milonga: 8pm - 11:15pm
DJ Rainier Pereira is a professional Tango Instructor and dancer. He will keep you dancing all night long spinning the music of great artists.
(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
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.
We unbind, unlock, and
unleash our fury and passion for traditional Argentine Tango every Thursday at Terri's Firehouse Tango-Milonga II.
If you have only one place a week to Tango - Tango with us on Thursday nights! We have more fun, no weekend travel congestion, diverse instructor styles, wider variety of musical artists, no hassle parking, closer to everywhere, spacious double dance floors and truly classy
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 full range of what Argentine Tango has to offer us. ~ "We are the place to be every Thursday night!"
SO EASY TO GET TO FROM ANYWHERE:
*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 for March 9th 2023
WE HAD FUN! WE HAD A LOT OF FUN! LAUGHTER AND TANGO GO TOGETHER - "Like no place else!"
JACK HANLEY: Brings us the right mix of personal chemistry
and lighthearted approach that made it a really fun time for each of us. His talent and charm pull it all together at our lively Group Class lesson every time.
His professional experience and impeccable knowledge of diverse artists allows him to custom pick the perfect variety of music selections that light the fire at Terri's Firehouse Tango - Milonga.
He sets the standard of gentlemanliness when he gallantly strides over and invites our ladies onto the dance floor with him.
NOTES OF PRAISE: The diversity of styles and variety of instructors/DJs are evidently paying off for each of you. I see the improvement, rise in confidence, and how you are developing an ear for the
different musical nuances. This is why Terri's Firehouse Tango-Milonga is the trend setter in our community and you are the example of it where-ever you are. Thank you for coming out on Thursday nights and choosing to be with us. Bravo!
*(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*
That is another reason why we are the "friendliest Milonga in town."
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 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, NJ.
* 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 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.
VIDEO ARCHIVES FOR YOUR PLEASURE:
The end of group class demonstration and explanation was excellently done by my Guest instructor Jack Hanley, who was joined by our own Milonguera, the vivacious
Slava Khromov. Good job! Take a bow.
Jack Hanleybegan his study of Argentine tango in 1997 at the Sandra Cameron Dance School in NYC. During that time his
understanding of the dance was shaped by the instruction of tango masters Pupi Castello, Pablo Veron, Pablo Pugliese among others.
WE CANNOT SAY IT ENOUGH - We
have a code: 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
"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.
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 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, 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
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
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.
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!"
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
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