Milonga Jueves June 14, 2018!

Dear Houston Tango, please mark your calendars for June 14 –  a new bi-weekly milonga, Milonga Jueves, that started at a great venue in Houston, Cafe 4212. 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month. Organized by Lola, Srini, Roberto and Adriana Bertolusso. Details as follows:

June 14 2018

9.00 PM to Midnight – Milonga Jueves DJ Luis Zuleta Benavides. No cover. Everyone is encouraged to consume drinks, check out the menu from the kitchen, and help us sustain the milonga, a 2 drink minimum is requested by the host of Cafe4212. The host confirmed the kitchen will prepare pasta for the hungry and those interested, Creole Pasta with either chicken or shrimp! We hope to see you all.

Address: 4212 Almeda Rd., Houston TX 77004

Parking caution: You can park any where on Almeda or side streets including USPS but do not leave any visible belongings in light! If possible do not park at USPS lot where there is bright lights. We have had several incidents and we want you to have fun and be safe.

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Milonga Mil Alturas, Saturday June 9, 9p-1a

Please join us for the June edition of Milonga Mil Alturas with a nod to summer and an evening of delightful tango embraces. DJ Srini has the tunes lined up until the early morning!

Lite bites provided, BYOB. Large/free lighted parking lot, additional street parking nearby. Doorway entrance is located in the center of the shopping center; look for “Dauntless Dance” on the awning. $12 cash, only.

***Spacious wooden dance floor which has recently been refinished due to Hurricane Harvey. As such, we ask that you please make sure all street shoes, and dance shoes, are wiped clean at the door and that all heels and soles are checked for any sharp edges (rocks in shoe treads) that could damage these lovely new floors. We treasure the opportunity to dance at this beautiful venue and want to ensure the floors remain in excellent condition for the dancing pleasure of all.***

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Milonga Juuves May 24 2018!

Dear Houston Tango, please mark your calendars for May 24 –  a new bi-weekly milonga, Milonga Jueves, that started at a great venue in Houston, Cafe 4212. 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month. Organized by Lola, Srini, Roberto and Adriana Bertolusso. Details as follows:

May 24 2018

9.00 PM to Midnight – Milonga Jueves DJ Raymond Fonk. No cover. Everyone is encouraged to consume drinks, check out the menu from the kitchen, and help us sustain the milonga, a 2 drink minimum is requested by the host of cafe4212. We hope to see you all.

Parking: You can park any where on Almeda St and side streets between Wheeler and Alabama. Including adjacent USPS Post Office Parking after 8.00 PM, but please do not leave any valuables visible in your cars.

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Milonga Brasileña – June 2, 8-11 p.m.

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Venture out of your comfort zone and come to west Houston for tango and Brazilian food.  The music is from Argentina.  The people and wine are from all over the world.  It’s a nice mix.  See you there.
 
Emporio Brazilian Grill, 12288 Westheimer.  Reservations are accepted and encouraged. 281-293-7442.  There is no charge for admission so please buy dinner or drinks to support the restaurant.
 
DJ Rick Williams

Hosts: Rick and Teresa Williams, ricwms@swbell.net or terwms@swbell.net. 281-589-2644
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Milonga Mil Alturas, Saturday June 9, 9p-1a

Please join us for the June edition of Milonga Mil Alturas with a nod to summer and an evening of delightful tango embraces. DJ Srini has the tunes lined up!

Lite bites provided, BYOB. Large/free lighted parking lot, additional street parking nearby. Doorway entrance is located in the center of the shopping center; look for “Dauntless Dance” on the awning. $12 cash, only.

***Spacious wooden dance floor which has recently been refinished due to Hurricane Harvey. As such, we ask that you please make sure all street shoes, and dance shoes, are wiped clean at the door and that all heels and soles are checked for any sharp edges (rocks in shoe treads) that could damage these lovely new floors. We treasure the opportunity to dance at this beautiful venue and want to ensure the floors remain in excellent condition for the dancing pleasure of all.***

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Milonga Ay Lolita! May 19, 9 PM – 1 AM

Come enjoy Milonga Ay Lolita  Saturday, May 19,  9 PM – 1 AM

Russian Cultural Center “Our Texas”

2337 Bissonnet St, Houston, Texas 77005

Traditional milonga at the Russian Cultural Center.
Organizer – Lola Vayner. DJ Raymond Fonk!!!
Great place, amazing music, warm atmosphere, raffle in the middle of the milonga and more!
BYOB
Entrada: $10 at the door

Free parking available at the venue on both sides and around the back of the building as well as across the street.

Questions? Contact Lola Vayner’s cell  at 617.953.0292

Hope to see y’all there!

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Susana Miller returns May 19-20 2018!

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Dear Houston Tangueros, Enthusiasts, mark you calendars for this exciting news. Susana Miller will be returning to conduct tango workshops next weekend. This will be her 20th annual visit since her first visit to Houston to teach tango in 1999!

Susana Miller is the preeminent teacher of Argentine Tango in the Milonguero Style, a term she coined to introduce tango apilado to students around the world. Milonguero Style is a synthesis of Susana’s studies over the years of the unique dancing styles of the older milongueros. She was the first person to study the anonymous and intuitive milongueros’ dance, to enjoy tango in the same way they have done for decades: dancing socially. She has a gift for deciphering their distinct vocabularies and choreographic combinations, and transmitting these to her students. In this way she has developed a rich language that condenses more than a hundred years of tango tradition. Her work as a teacher has shaped tango as we know it now, not only in Buenos Aires, but also around the world.

Her ability to focus on key concepts and communicate them with ease distinguishes her from her predecessors, since she can – with a language as technically correct as it is accessible – share the secrets of the Porteña milonga with everyone who wants to become part of it. Teacher of teachers, she has worked with most of the renowned milonguero teachers and is constantly training new generations of professional instructors. She has toured all around the world.

Workshop Details are as follows:

Saturday May 19 2018

A 1.00 PM – 2.15 PM For All Levels
Men’s technique: Fundamentals of the milonguero style. Balance, posture, connection with one’s own body and with the woman’s body. The abrazo. How to maintain the embrace when turning. The walk. The corrida.
Women are welcome: Understanding the man’s role helps to understand your own role.

B 2.45 PM – 4.00 PM Intermediate & Advanced
Figures are situations on the dance floor. Five basic figures for navigating impeccably (for waltz as well as tango). We’ll film these figures, combining them with explanations in “slow motion.”

Advanced: Breathing and relaxation exercises. Viewing the dance as a game. The technique of “permission.”

C 4.30 PM – 5.45 PM Tangovals
Waltz, rhythm. A turn, walking in corrida rhythm. The corrida walking backwards (characteristic of Tete and Vidort).

Sunday May 20 2018

D 1.00 PM – 2.15 PM Milonga
Milonga caminada. Two traspies (that are fun to do, but not indispensable). How to combine the traspie with simple milonga (milonga lisa). (Beginners and intermediate dancers can do the first part of the milonga workshop; the second part will be reserved for advanced dancers.)

E 2.45 PM – 4.00 PM Women’s technique
Balance, abrazo and connection. We’ll study 6 movements: walking backwards and forwards, back ochos, the cross, the turn, balance on one leg. Keys to “following” with fluidity. Techniques for avoiding pain in the ball of the foot.
Men are welcome: Learning to understand the female role helps to have a greater awareness of one’s own role.

F 4.30 PM – 5.45 PM Advanced
Dancing to Pugliese & (“empty spaces”). D’Arienzo (timing and shorter spaces, traspie and half-time). Rhythm and musicality. The difference between music to listen to, with its rhythmic variations, and music to dance to, whose rhythm is more square. D’Arienzo waiting times and boleos. In D’Arienzo music there are bars where we stop actively “walking on the tile” and women “drawing” music with one foot or boleos marking the beat of the music. A short talk for everyone, especially DJs and tango professionals. The music plays a principal role in dance. A look at its essence as a cultural element.

All Classes will take place at Claire School of Dance 2nd Floor Lambert Hall 1703 Heights Blvd. Houston TX 77008. For more information or questions: s_bhotla@yahoo.com or bhotla@gmail.com, (832)282-6894

All 6 classes……………….…………………………….$150.00
Any 3 classes: …………………………………………..$ 80.00
Individual classes……………………..………………$ 30.00

To pre-register, mail check payable to: Srinivas Vishnubhotla, 1813 W Main St, Houston, TX 77098 or via paypal to bhotla@gmail.com.

Private Lessons: Susana will be available One Hour Private Lessons, first come first served. All individuals for privates must come with a partner, though instruction will be dedicated to person taking the class. Lessons are $100.0/single or $120.0/couple (plus floor fee, if it applies).

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Milonga Jueves May 10 2018!

Dear Houston Tango, please mark your calendars for May 10 –  a new bi-weekly milonga, Milonga Jueves, that started at a great venue in Houston, Cafe 4212. 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month. Organized by Lola, Srini, Roberto and Adriana Bertolusso. Details as follows:

May 10 2018

8.00 PM to 9 PM – Introduction Class to Tango taught by Lola and Srini. Price USD 10 per person.

9.00 PM to Midnight – Milonga Jueves DJ Srini. No cover. Everyone is encouraged to consume drinks, check out the menu from the kitchen, and help us sustain the milonga. We hope to see you all.

Parking: You can park any where on Almeda St and side streets between Wheeler and Alabama. Including adjacent USPS Post Office Parking after 8.00 PM

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Milonga Brasileña – May 5, 8-11 p.m.

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Another month.  Another milonga.  We hope to see your smiling faces.  Come for dinner.  Come to dance.  
Emporio Brazilian Grill, 12288 Westheimer.  Reservations are accepted and encouraged. 281-293-7442.  There is no charge for admission so please buy dinner or drinks to support the restaurant.
DJ Adriano Quintana
Hosts: Rick and Teresa Williams, ricwms@swbell.net or terwms@swbell.net.  281-589-2644
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Milonga Jueves April 26 2018!

Dear Houston Tango, please mark your calendars for April 26 –  a new bi-weekly milonga, Milonga Jueves, that started at a great venue in Houston, Cafe 4212. 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month (3rd and 4th Thursdays in April). Organized by Lola, Srini, Roberto and Adriana Bertolusso. Details as follows:

April 26 2018

8.00 PM to 9 PM – Introduction Class to Tango taught by Roberto and Adriana Bertolusso. Price USD 10 per person.

9.00 PM to Midnight – Milonga Jueves DJ Roberto Bertolusso!. No cover. Everyone is encouraged to consume drinks, check out the menu from the kitchen, and help us sustain the milonga. We hope to see you all.

Parking: You can park any where on Almeda St and side streets between Wheeler and Alabama. Including adjacent USPS Post Office Parking after 8.00 PM

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