Terri's Firehouse Tango-Milonga II, Newsletter #231 Feb 1st, 2024
Published: Sat, 02/03/24
Terri's Firehouse Tango-Milonga II
Newsletter # 231
Thursday - Feb 1st, 2024
"For last year's words belong to last year's language,
And next year's words await another voice, And to make an end is to make a beginning."
(Little Gidding)” ― T.S.
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift, that is why it is called the present." ~ Bil Keane
Terri's Haiku: "Tango is passion set to music" ~ Terri
The music goes in my ears, is filtered through my heart, and comes out through my feet."
- El Flaco Dany Garcia
WELCOME TO OUR TANGO - MILONGA!
Surprise your friends and family with the joy of Tango as a gift!
I am offering Terri's FHT gift
passes redeemable any one Thursday up to one year from date issued.
Admission fee is $25.00 pp and can be paid by Venmo @terri-lopez-0.
It includes guided group lesson, social/milonga light snacks, soft beverages. Bring your own wine.
Couples, this is for you!
First-timer lessons makes a terrific gift. Just give it a try. Not complicated. No stress. No fuss. Watch for our upcoming events.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW!
Group lesson and Social Milonga
Maestro Jose Garofalo
Jose is a multi-talented professional. He works as a Tango Teacher since 1987 at many Milongas and Cultural centers.
He is currently president of the Civil Cambalache Association and directs The Cambalache Festival. He directs the Compania Tragicomical Tanguera since 2011.
He was invited to come
to the Argentine Consulate to exhibit one of his many artistic talents,
His Artwork was exhibited "The Forbidden Hug" at the Argentine Consulate in NYC.
He will show his additional talents as Teacher, Master Instructor and performer of Argentine Tango at Terri's Firehouse Tango Milonga.
I have had Jose booked since last year and am so honored to have him with us here in New Jersey before he returns to Buenos Aires. DO NOT MISS IT!
When: Thursday, February 8th, 2024
Where: 399 Broad Avenue, Leonia New Jersey 07605
Guided group lesson: 7:00pm
Not to be missed. The lesson will be exciting, informative and fun. If you have missed him before and even i you have
seen him before this is your opportunity to see him. Not to be missed.
8:00pm to 11:15pm
DJ. Jose Garofalo
Jose will play the Tandas and Cortinas that will have you on the tango dance floor all night long.
"Like no place else! Tango brings out the natural beauty in all of us." ~ Terri
Admission: $25.00 pp. you can pay at the door or by Venmo at terri-lopez-0 all inclusive, group lesson, social/milonga, soft beverages, you can bring your own wine. light snacks, and sometimes home cooked meal. Ample free parking in front of venue. Easy commute by public
transportation from the city that stops near our front door.
TERRI's REPORT AND PERSONAL COMMENTS:
Let me say
that it is always wonderful to see our long-time friends after an extended absence to migrate back and re-kindle fun times. You are all always welcome with open arms!
It is especially nice when I read compliments on-line that mention how classy and well-dressed our members
look at Terri's Firehouse Tango Milonga.
Even a visit by a prospective member asked me if this was a special occasion because of how trendy everyone was dressed. Our ladies are classy, and our gents are gallant. Beautiful!
That is how you represent yourselves and Terri's Firehouse Tango Milonga. Thank you.
Our guest Master Instructor Sid Grant assisted by Ninah Beliavsky taught us in a fresh style we all may emulate. We all had a
ton of fun learning from him.
We celebrated Ninah's birthday. The performance by Ninah and Sid was so exhilarating that it left us wanting more.
dance was highlighted by her dramatic entrance, full cape flowing over a stunning dress, when she suddenly and gracefully performed her signature athletic extended leg split that was a showstopper.
Then Sid in a most masculine portrayal of the Valentino tradition, strutted up to her, sensually and deliberately removed her cape,
revealing a sublime, sequined dress, shimmering under the steamy lights, where they embraced, then melted us with their heated performance. Our whispered gasps were audible in the silenced room.
What talent, it was breath taking. They know how to put on a show. Bravo!!
First timers and all-timers really enjoyed it in the way traditional Tango is supposed
DJ Mayok (Urszula Abolik) selections of traditional Argentine Tandas and Cortinas are a lovely combination of her musicality that are entertaining and inspiring.
Understanding the subtle nuances of this style of music are an artful talent of which she consistently conducts for us.
I can appreciate sitting and listening to it, just as much as I do when dancing to it.
I encourage you in each NEWSLETTER, do not miss our Thursdays.
Take a look at the end of class demonstration videos attached here. by Sid and
See it all on my Facebook page and U-tube channel.
The sight of our Milongueros dancing under the soft colorful lights setting of an Argentine smoky cafe,
set the sultry mood for dancing all night long.
It makes me happy to see that so many of you enjoyed the home made Spanish Arroz con Pollo I had prepared for you all.
I may be
inspired to surprise you again.
Big hugs and Thanks to all of you who generously contributed to our tasty snack table. You are all so very thoughtful and appreciated.
Not everyone understands the effort it takes to organize these Milongas for your enjoyment and passion. I'll keep doing it for as long as you enjoy it. It is what keeps me going!