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TangoLife Milonga: Over the Rainbow

TangoLife Milonga: Over the Rainbow

Rebecca’s TangoLife Milonga
Theme: Over The Rainbow
SUNDAY, June 3, 2018, 6:30-10:30 pm

Pre-Milonga lesson by Maureen and Carlos Urrego–5:30 pm
Majestic Ballroom, 1027 N Forest St, Bellingham, WA
Entrada $15 ($20 CDN)/ $5 college students

Featuring DJ Carlos Urrego with tandas to put your troubles far behind you!

 

While some may be over the hill, TangoLife will be Over the Rainbow, wishing upon a star and making dreams come true! Recently several friends have asked if reverse role dancing is OK at TangoLife. My response is: OF COURSE! So a Rainbow theme it is! Come join us for an exquisite milonga, with DJ Carlos Urrego’s outstanding music. Sharpen up your cabeceo, polish up your respectful line of dance skills, and put on your most colorful attire. Then fly like a blue bird, or green, or yellow, orange, pink…

 

Maureen and Carlos Urrego teach a Pre-Milonga lesson from 5:30-6:30, with movements suitable for the social dance floor. We REALLY enjoyed their teaching and material in February at TangoLife. Since then, they have WON the ATUSA TANGO CHAMPIONSHIPS in April, and will represent the US at the world competition, the Mundial in Buenos Aires in August, 2018. Come enjoy their victory lap around the TangoLife pista, and learn a thing or two from….well…the best!

https://www.carlosandmaureen.com/

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Rebecca’s TangoLife Milonga
First Sunday of Every Month
An elegant Milonguero gathering place for the Pacific Northwest
Featuring traditional tango music, in formal tandas

And some birthday silliness in May!
Cabeceo friendly, respectful line of dance, plus one mixer tanda
“Best milonga in the Pacific Northwest.” Since 2010.

Come early–http://www.bellingham.org/
http://www.outdoorproject.com/blog-news/must-do-adventures-near-bellingham
Stay late– Sheraton 888-671-1011, Or GuestHouse Inn 360-671-9600
Questions to Rebecca Niemier: Rebzebb@msn.com, or 360-739-0685
Website: www.Tangolife.biz
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TangoLife Milonga: Wedding Cake and Ice Cream Social !

TangoLife Milonga: Wedding Cake and Ice Cream Social !

Rebecca’s TangoLife Milonga
Theme: Wedding Cake and Ice Cream Social
SUNDAY, April 1, 2018, 6:30-10:30 pm
Majestic Ballroom, 1027 N Forest St, Bellingham, WA
Entrada $15 ($20 CDN)/ $5 college students

Featuring DJ Steve Brady “Dr Esteban” of Seattle

No fooling, TangoLife Milonga continues its tradition of celebrations on April 1, not the least of which is the recent marriage of our own Diana and Gary of Bellingham. Come honor their love with a taste of wedding cake, sherbert ice cream to usher in the spring, and deviled eggs from the Easter bunny. Admit it, we are all fools for love and tango!

DJ “Dr Esteban” has recently returned from the Caribbean, where he DJ’d a week of lavish milongas aboard a tropical tango cruise. Surely his inspired tandas and cortinas will bring a warm glow and sunshine to the TangoLife dance floor.

Rebecca’s TangoLife Milonga
First Sunday of Every Month
An elegant Milonguero gathering place for the Pacific Northwest
Featuring traditional tango music, in formal tandas
Cabeceo friendly, respectful line of dance, plus one mixer tanda
“Best milonga in the Pacific Northwest.” Since 2010.

Come early–http://www.bellingham.org/
http://www.outdoorproject.com/blog-news/must-do-adventures-near-bellingham
Stay late– Sheraton 888-671-1011, Or GuestHouse Inn 360-671-9600
Questions to Rebecca Niemier: Rebzebb@msn.com, or 360-739-0685
Website: www.Tangolife.biz
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TangoLife: HAIR, the Love Rock Milonga, Plus workshops with Julian Ingram Updated!

TangoLife: HAIR, the Love Rock Milonga, Plus workshops with Julian Ingram Updated!

Rebecca’s TangoLife Milonga
Plus workshops with Julian Ingram
Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday!

Featuring DJ JULIAN INGRAM, with his encore tour of Bellingham and the PNW.

(Pre-Milonga Lesson, plus THREE other workshops, listed below)***

Serendipity, an outrageously full head of hair, and his spectacular singing voice, made for a surprise reunion with JULIAN INGRAM after hearing him sing at Valentango’s grand milonga in Portland earlier in February. Lucky for us, the renown teacher, DJ, musician, tango historian and singer of both tango and opera has returned to the US from Eastern Europe for a while. Julian is offering several days of his compelling and well prepared tango workshops for our extended community right here in Bellingham March 3 – 6. See classes and bio below!*

This month’s TangoLife theme brings to light our tango “tribe,” our addiction to love and respect, and our penchant to defend the dance we love so well. HAIR, our Tribal Tango Love-Rock Milonga, will be a flowery, colorful, bohemian, garden of delights for everyone to dress in their favorite 60’s counter-culture styles! Come revisit the Age of Aquarius, come Looking for Your Donna, and Let the Sun Shine In!

***Workshop schedule:

Saturday, March 3: Golden Age Explosion: Birth of an Era

(For dancers, DJ’s, and potential DJ’s alike! Get INSIDE the music!)

6:30-8 pm. Bell Tower Studio, 1430 N Garden St, Bellingham

Group dinner at a local restaurant after: TBA

Sunday, March 4: Modern Milonguero Treasures

5:30-6:30 pm. Prior to the Milonga–Majestic, 1027 N Forest, Bellingham

The following two classes replace our normally scheduled lesson/practica:

Tuesday, March 6: Body Awareness for Tango, (6:30-7:30)

Tuesday, March 6: Learning to unlock your natural musicality in Vals (7:30-8:30)

Tuesday, March 6: Open community practica, $5 entrada. (8:30-9:30)

Location: Bell Tower Studio, 1430 N Garden St, Bellingham

Class fees: One or two classes, $20 each. Three classes: $50 total. Four classes: $70 plus free practica. Pay at the door. US funds, please.

Private lessons by appointment: $85/hr. Saturday-Tuesday. Email rebzebb@msn.com

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

“Golden Age Explosion: Birth of an Era”

The Golden Age of tango meant an explosion of musical diversity, new sounds and the ever-changing ways of embodying tango. In this seminar, you will gain access to understanding not only these new sounds and changes, but also to the ways of unlocking your musicality in the dance through things like: how D’Arienzo changed both tango music history as well as the dance forever, to the complexity of Troilo or the smoothness of Fresedo. Being an informed dancer makes you a better dancer. Understanding the orchestras through dance is perhaps the best way to embrace their essence on the dance floor while also unlocking your musicality in the process.

Modern Milonguero Treasures What is a modern milonguero? It’s someone who utilizes all the secrets and tricks from their “tango arsenal” to create memorable dances no matter the dance floor. In Modern Milonguero Treasures you’ll learn those intimate secrets that will empower your dance. In this course we also discuss the intimate navigational tools perfect for dynamic movements in closed spaces. These movements fit to any orchestra’s style of tango. We will also work on making your embrace and connection deeper through this course, while still respecting the ronda. This course is open to ANY level tango dancer –so come and unlock your inner milonguero.

Body Awareness for Tango

This course is like a tango laboratory for your body! In it, we’ll dissect all the quirks and work out the kinks that keep you from feeling at ease in your dance. Believe it or not, there is a body awareness that relates specifically to tango. In this workshop you’ll learn that awareness, as well as how to make your movements feel more in control and enjoyable. We’ll even get up-close and personal with how disassociation, breathing, and a dynamic embrace all greatly affect our bodies every time we dance. This workshop will be more participatory in order to meet the specific and real needs of your individual dance –so come ready!

Vals Musicality: Learning to unlock your natural musicality in vals

Musicality: the elusive beast within tango. What is it? How do we cultivate it? What makes vals musicality so unique? This course is designed to help you find those answers. You will learn to create truly memorable valses, all while bringing out your musicality by default. We’ll go beyond the “1-2-3” of the vals rhythm by showing how to create new sensations of musicality –even from movements some of us may already know. We’ll also begin working on how to dance the differences between circular AND linear valses (yep…they’re different!). All levels are welcome to join, but we will increase the difficulty of the movements throughout the course.

BIO

Julian took his first tango steps nearly two decades ago. Since then, he’s built a career traveling the world as a renowned teacher, DJ, tango historian and tango singer. His passion in combining all these elements in fun and exciting ways for his students is a hallmark of his encouraging style. Julian’s understanding of body awareness for tango and how to maximize a dancer’s comfort on the social dance floor is what drives him. No “tango theory.” Real access to the mysteries of what it means to be a well-rounded tanguero. Just bringing out more of your tango, your way, through learning a healthy empowerment to the dance.

With a former career as a professional opera singer, Julian’s unique way of understanding how to access tango through the music shines in his teaching. As a musician, he’s learned to get to the essence of the “how” behind becoming more musical in tango. His passion for helping others develop their musicality is paramount. With his keen insight into the structure of music, he brings out his students’ natural ability; the nascent ability begging to come out. It’s his belief, as he says, that, “Every person has an innate musicality and musician inside themselves. Sometimes it just needs encouraging in order to more fully blossom.” Julian’s love for passing along this knowledge of musicality to his students is based on one of “learning how to learn” in order to achieve anything you wish on the dance floor.

Rebecca’s TangoLife Milonga

First Sunday of Every Month

An elegant Milonguero gathering place for the Pacific Northwest

Featuring traditional tango music, in formal tandas

Cabeceo friendly, respectful line of dance, plus one mixer tanda

“Best milonga in the Pacific Northwest.” Since 2010.

Come early–http://www.bellingham.org/

http://www.outdoorproject.com/blog-news/must-do-adventures-near-bellingham

Stay late– Sheraton 888-671-1011, Or GuestHouse Inn 360-671-9600

Questions to Rebecca Niemier: Rebzebb@msn.com, or 360-739-0685

Website: www.Tangolife.biz

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TangoLife “Love” Milonga, Feb 4

TangoLife “Love” Milonga, Feb 4

Rebecca’s TangoLife “Love” Milonga

Pre-milonga lesson with Maureen and Carlos Urrego

Theme: Love, American Style!

SUNDAY, February 4, 2018

Bellingham, WA

Lesson 5:30 – 6:30 pm, $20.

Famous milonguero circular steps for small spaces, Int.

Milonga 6:30 – 10:30 pm

Entrada $15 ($20 CDN)/ $5 college students

DJ Carlos Urrego from Louisiana

TangoLife begins 2018 with themes that will hopefully inspire us to higher levels of respect and appreciation for our “tango family.” Each of us is a thread of this amazing and colorful tapestry of life. Join us as we weave our way through another great year of tango!

TangoLifers! Get ready for a 70’s flashback! As a teenager, I considered Love American Style an educational program on dating and relating to boys. Ah, such innocence! Well, much has changed in our culture, but we are all still seeking LOVE, and many Americans are opening their hearts tenfold as beacons in a delicate world. Come join us for an amorous evening of tango, in reds, pinks and paisleys!

As an added Love-Bonus, we are thrilled to have Maureen and Carlos Urrego offering a pre-milonga lesson. Famous milonguero circular steps for small spaces, Intermediate level. These two love birds met while Maureen was still living and studying tango in Seattle, and have since moved to Louisiana. Truly a magic partnership, they quickly earned many awards, teach and perform and various tango festivals, and won first place in ALL 4 CATEGORIES in the Southern California Tango Championship in 2017. Carlos studied dance at the University of Antioquia in Columbia. He will charm us with his lovingly prepared tandas as our DJ for the evening!
https://www.carlosandmaureen.com/

Rebecca’s TangoLife Milonga

First Sunday of the Month

Majestic Ballroom

1027 N Forest St, Bellingham, WA

An elegant Milonguero gathering place for the Pacific Northwest

Featuring traditional tango music, in formal tandas

Cabeceo friendly, respectful line of dance, plus one mixer tanda

“Best milonga in the Pacific Northwest.” Since 2010.

Come early–http://www.bellingham.org/

http://www.outdoorproject.com/blog-news/must-do-adventures-near-bellingham

Stay late– Sheraton 888-671-1011, Or GuestHouse Inn 360-671-9600

Questions to Rebecca Niemier: Rebzebb@msn.com, or 360-739-0685

Website: www.Tangolife.biz

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TangoLife Milonga: ANTARCTICA the White Party!

TangoLife Milonga: ANTARCTICA the White Party!

Rebecca’s TangoLife Milonga

Theme: Antarctica—The White Party

SUNDAY, December 3, 2017

Bellingham, WA

 

Milonga 6:30 – 10:30 pm.

Entrada $15 ($20 CDN)/ $5 college students

DJ KRISTINA IVANOVA of Seattle–

Organizer of Seattle Tango Magic Festival

Co-Founder of La Vida Dance Studio, Bellevue

 

This year TangoLife is celebrating the world’s beautiful cultural diversity through our monthly themes. Continue the tour with us!

 

Does the thought of ANTARCTICA put a chill in your bones? Then come help us prove global warming is real as we celebrate the land which is not a country. We will be toasty warm in the embraces of many fine dancers, with only our hearts melting. A rather formal milonga awaits us to close out a fantastic year on our “tour.” Wear mostly white, a dash of black, and silver if you are feeling festive. Leads in black suits and white shirts get the penguin award for the evening. The twinkle lights will put a sparkle in your eyes, to enhance every cabeceo. Come dance with our own international partnership at TangoLife Milonga!

 

Rebecca’s TangoLife Milonga

First Sunday of Every Month

Majestic Ballroom

1027 N Forest St, Bellingham, WA

 

An elegant Milonguero gathering place for the Pacific Northwest

Featuring traditional tango music, in formal tandas

Cabeceo friendly, respectful line of dance, plus one mixer tanda

Best milonga in the Pacific Northwest.” Since 2010.

 

Come early–http://www.bellingham.org/

http://www.outdoorproject.com/blog-news/must-do-adventures-near-bellingham

Stay late– Sheraton 888-671-1011, Or GuestHouse Inn 360-671-9600

Questions to Rebecca Niemier: Rebzebb@msn.com, or 360-739-0685

Website: www.Tangolife.biz 

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TangoLife Milonga: BRAZIL!  Sunday, Nov 5

TangoLife Milonga: BRAZIL! Sunday, Nov 5

TangoLife celebrates Brazil
Sunday, November 5

Rebecca’s TangoLife Milonga

SUNDAY, November 5, 2017

Bellingham, WA

Milonga 6:30 – 10:30 pm.

Entrada $15 ($20 CDN)/ $5 college students

DJ VINYL JIM DICKINSON of Bellingham

This year TangoLife is celebrating the world’s beautiful cultural diversity through our monthly themes. Continue the tour with us!

BRAZIL may be the most F-ing country we celebrate on the TangoLife tour this year. Every photo I find is filled with feathers, flora, fruit, fringe and fantasy*! And some very hot femme fatales! From Carmen Miranda to that Girl from Ipanema (not to mention those frilly fillies in the Rio de Janeiro Carnival parades!), this is a country that knows how to PARTY! While wearing a headdress! So grab some of those “* five F’s” as you rummage through your costume treasures, and adorn yourselves fabulously for a very colorful NIGHT IN RIO!

To add even more musical sparkle to our evening, DJ Jim Dickinson will be LITERALLY SPINNING traditional tandas from his extensive collection of restored vinyl tango RECORDS. Jim has been a guest DJ at the Valentango Festival in Portland for several years, and annually at TangoLife since 2010. The warm sound quality really is amazing! And Jim’s surprise Brazillian cortinas will have you singing “Chica Chica Boom Chic” all the way home.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vt5k7qxyv8

Rebecca’s TangoLife Milonga

First Sunday of Every Month

Majestic Ballroom

1027 N Forest St, Bellingham, WA

An elegant Milonguero gathering place for the Pacific Northwest

Featuring traditional tango music, in formal tandas

And sometimes feathers, flora, fruit, fringe and fantasy!

Cabeceo friendly, respectful line of dance, plus one mixer tanda

Best milonga in the Pacific Northwest.” Since 2010.

Come early–http://www.bellingham.org/

http://www.outdoorproject.com/blog-news/must-do-adventures-near-bellingham

Stay late– Sheraton 888-671-1011, Or GuestHouse Inn 360-671-9600

Questions to Rebecca Niemier: Rebzebb@msn.com, or 360-739-0685

Website: www.Tangolife.biz 

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TangoLife Milonga: Canada, eh?

TangoLife Milonga: Canada, eh?

Rebecca’s TangoLife Milonga

Theme: Canada, eh?

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2017

Bellingham, WA

Milonga 6:30 – 10:30 pm.

Entrada $15 ($20 CDN)/ $5 college students

DJ MARINA RICHTER of Vancouver

This year TangoLife is celebrating the world’s beautiful cultural diversity through our monthly themes. Continue the tour with us!

O Canada, what would we do without your gracious presence in our world? Your national pride combined seamlessly with your open arms? Your old world charm layered upon your progressiveness? Your hectares of tundra contrasted with metropolitan cities? Your well-mannered Mounties and your kick a## hockey? Yes, you are much more than lumberjacks and maple syrup, because your TANGO COMMUNITIES are OUT OF THIS WORLD WONDERFUL! Please join us, from near and far, in celebrating our 150 year old neighbors from the True North. Wear red. Wear white. Wear plaid shirts. Wear your glowing hearts.* DJ Marina will give us magical tandas like the Northern Lights.

Rebecca’s TangoLife Milonga

First Sunday of Every Month

Majestic Ballroom

1027 N Forest St, Bellingham, WA

An elegant Milonguero gathering place for the Pacific Northwest

Featuring traditional tango music, in formal tandas

Cabeceo friendly, respectful line of dance, plus one mixer tanda

Best milonga in the Pacific Northwest.” Since 2010.

Come early–http://www.bellingham.org/

http://www.outdoorproject.com/blog-news/must-do-adventures-near-bellingham

Stay late– Sheraton 888-671-1011, Or GuestHouse Inn 360-671-9600

Questions to Rebecca Niemier: Rebzebb@msn.com, or 360-739-0685

Website: www.Tangolife.biz 

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* O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

Rebecca Niemier

360-739-0685
www.TangoLife.biz
TangoLife Milonga: AUSTRALIA!

TangoLife Milonga: AUSTRALIA!

Rebecca’s TangoLife Milonga

Cultural theme: AUSTRALIA!

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2017

Bellingham, WA

 

Milonga 6:30 – 10:30 pm.

Entrada $15 ($20 CDN)/ $5 college students

DJ STEPHEN BRADY of Seattle

 

This year TangoLife is celebrating the world’s beautiful cultural diversity through our monthly themes. Continue the tour with us!

 

Can you spell CULTURAL DIVERSITY? Try A.U.S.T.R.A.L.I.A. “United, Strong, Successful” is the government’s multicultural statement, and 85% of Australians agree multiculturalism is good.* Just check out the lyrics of the “people’s choice” national anthem, “I am Australian,”** and you may be thinking Down Under would be a fine place to live and prosper! So grab your toy koala, fake crocodile vest, bushwacker’s hat, didgeridoo, and don’t forget Matilda, for another evening of fabulous dancing in Bellingham. DJ Stephen Brady will send us all into the Outback with clever cortinas and tandas which foster our tango unity.

 

Rebecca’s TangoLife Milonga

First Sunday of Every Month

Majestic Ballroom

1027 N Forest St, Bellingham, WA

 

An elegant Milonguero gathering place for the Pacific Northwest

Featuring traditional tango music, in formal tandas

And a few dancing kangaroos.

Cabeceo friendly, respectful line of dance, plus one mixer tanda

Best milonga in the Pacific Northwest.” Since 2010.

 

 

Come early–http://www.bellingham.org/

http://www.outdoorproject.com/blog-news/must-do-adventures-near-bellingham

Stay late– Sheraton 888-671-1011, Or GuestHouse Inn 360-671-9600

Questions to Rebecca Niemier: Rebzebb@msn.com, or 360-739-0685

Website: www.Tangolife.biz 

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*Facts and figures—Australian Dept of Social Service. There are some fascinating statistics about Australia’s diversity that can be good conversation-starters:

  • around 45 per cent of Australians were born overseas or have at least one parent who was
  • we identify with about 300 ancestries
  • since 1945, more than 7.5 million people have migrated to Australia
  • 85 per cent of Australians agree multiculturalism has been good for Australia
  • apart from English, the most common languages spoken in Australia are Mandarin, Italian, Arabic, Cantonese, Greek, Vietnamese, Tagalog/Filipino, Spanish and Hindi
  • more than 60 Indigenous languages are spoken in Australia.

These facts are taken from ABS 2011 Census Data.

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I am Australian by The Seekers

‘We are one, but we are many, and from all the lands on earth we come…’

** https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v22SPtCFck8

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And of course: Waltzing Matilda

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwvazMc5EfE

TangoLife Milonga: Italy!

TangoLife Milonga: Italy!

Rebecca’s TangoLife Milonga

Cultural theme: Italy!

SUNDAY, August 6, 2017

Bellingham, WA

 

Milonga 6:30 – 10:30 pm.

Entrada $15 / $5 college students

DJ Jeanne Castle of Seattle

 

This year TangoLife is celebrating the world’s beautiful cultural diversity through the monthly themes. Continue the tour with us!

 

Celebrating Italy—what could be more apropos for those that love tango? Any country that produces plentiful red wines, delicious Mediterranean cuisine, musicians and composers of a preponderance of tango songs, stylish men who appreciate women, and women as exquisite as Sophia Loren—well that country deserves it’s own special night at TangoLife Milonga. Come channel your inner Italian fashionista or gondolier or Valentino, while DJ Jeanne Castle ignites our tango hearts with some of the best tandas this side of Italy. Candles, grapes, Italian flags, and yes, there will be meatballs!

 

Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.” – Sophia Loren

Mambo Italiano, anyone?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3Nr-FoA9Ps 

http://www.todotango.com/english/history/chronicle/402/Italian-tango-artists/

 

Rebecca’s TangoLife Milonga

First Sunday of Every Month

Majestic Ballroom

1027 N Forest St, Bellingham, WA

 

An elegant Milonguero gathering place in the Pacific Northwest

Featuring traditional tango music, in formal tandas

Cabeceo friendly, respectful line of dance, plus one mixer tanda

Best milonga in the Pacific Northwest.” Since 2010.

 

Come early–http://www.bellingham.org/

http://www.outdoorproject.com/blog-news/must-do-adventures-near-bellingham

Stay late– Sheraton 888-671-1011, Or GuestHouse Inn 360-671-9600

Questions to Rebecca Niemier: Rebzebb@msn.com, or 360-739-0685

Website: www.Tangolife.biz 

Friend” me on Facebook for events, photos and updates.