TangoLife Snow Flake Milonga + CLASS WITH CARLOS AND MAUREEN

Rebecca’s TangoLife
**Snow Flake** Milonga
SUNDAY, December 2, 2018, 6:30-10:30 pm

DJ CARLOS URREGO, USA/Colombia

Majestic Ballroom, 1027 N Forest St, Bellingham, WA
Entrada $15 ($20 CDN)/ $5 college students

Pre-Milonga Class: 5:15-6:30 pm:

CARLOS AND MAUREEN URREGO, USA Tango Champions 2018

TEAM TANGO: Adjusting navigation and dynamics for social dancing

Class: $25 US at the door. All levels.
https://www.carlosandmaureen.com/about-us.html

Just as snow flakes are unique creations, so are each one of our tango dancing friends and accomplices. And perhaps some are indeed “flakes,” which we love just the same. Join us as we celebrate YOUR individuality, your inner lives, your outer lives, and particularly, your TangoLife! Bring your holiday spirit, your non-holiday spirit, your alternative spirit, your questioning spirit, and let’s prepare to send this year out into the vapors of wonderment. Because face it, it has been a year of mystery!

To keep us more joyfully tethered to a reality we LOVE, we have the honor of hosting Carlos and Maureen Urrego at TangoLife for the third time! As our current USA Tango Champions, you can be sure that their HEARTS and SOULS (and SKILLS!) are deep into tango. What is especially marvelous is that they are also excellent teachers, and compassionate people. In addition, Carlos’ DJ mastery is out of this world. Last time I called him “relentless.” He may melt a few snow flakes right onto our dance floor!

So come early to Bellingham to take the class, enjoy the dancing, the music, the food, the FAKE snow flake décor, and all your kindred and flaky spirits.

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

TangoLife Pie Party + Vinyl Night!

Eat pie. Dance tango. Repeat. DJ James M. Dickinson will be spinning tandas and cortinas off his vast vinyl collection. Join us for some genuine old school fun!  

Rebecca’s TangoLife Milonga
Pie Party and Vinyl Night!
SUNDAY, November 4, 2018, 6:30-10:30 pm
Majestic Ballroom, 1027 N Forest St, Bellingham, WA
Entrada $15 ($20 CDN)/ $5 college students

Featuring DJ Jim “Off the Record” Dickinson

Join us for a sweet night at TangoLife, with a pile ‘o pies, harvested from Autumn’s bounty. Sweet and savory, with whipped cream or straight up. Indulge to your heart’s content! DJ Jim returns to TangoLife to spin an energetic evening of luscious tandas and cortinas right off his carefully restored vinyl records and FOUR record players. The expansive record collection has traveled numerous times with Jim to Portland’s Valentango Festival, where his tunes kept a lively pace at the afternoon milongas. The specially designed speakers maximize the “melt your heart” sound quality of the records, and wrap around your senses like warm chocolate. Come for the music; stay for the pies!

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. Plus PIES!
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.

TangoLife Updates + Halloween Practica

Dear TangoLovers,

Below are a few important updates for your tango social calendar:

TangoLife Halloween Costume Party at the Practica! Oct 31.
It’s time for a Halloween costume party! Come help us transform the practica into a wildly colorful fantasy evening. POTLUCK finger foods encouraged, cider and treats will accompany our dancing and friendships. We have missed ALL those who have been away for various reasons and hope to make this a little REUNION of Bellingham’s (and our outlying areas!) most interesting tango characters! Paper plates, cups, napkins, cider provided. AND I’ll bring a big bag of hats, capes and other paraphernalia from my magic costume closet for those who are better at practicing minimalism than I am.

The lesson on Halloween is canceled to allow for social time, treats, tricks, etc. Doors open at 6:30 for all you dashing villians, heroes, and princesses. Even non-costumed dancers are MOST WELCOME! We would love a full house!

Two Thursday classes are canceled:

Thursdays October 18 and Oct 25 classes are canceled as Rebecca is out of town. Regular Thursday students are encouraged to attend the classes at the Majestic on Wednesdays, with David Beaumier’s able teaching. He will adjust the class according to the level of students present. Keep your tango mojo going!

New Year’s Eve tickets:

Some have asked about paying for the NYE event without using Paypal. YES! This is fine. Cash, or check is fine, just meet me at any of the other events I normally see you at, or mail it to: Rebecca Niemier, 2610 Likely Ct, Bellingham, WA, 98229. Note that the price goes up at the end of each month. If you are interested in helping with set up and or clean up, let me know! We have already gotten a good reception for the event. 2019 here we come!

TangoLife SuperHero Milonga

Rebecca’s TangoLife Milonga
SuperHero Edition!
SUNDAY, October 7, 2018, 6:30-10:30 pm
Majestic Ballroom, 1027 N Forest St, Bellingham, WA
Entrada $15 ($20 CDN)/ $5 college students

Featuring DJ Marina Richter of Vancouver

“Holy October, Batman!” It seems the world could use a few good heroes, so come represent for one of your favorite people of outstanding character. Whether living or historical, Marvel or Disney, Wonder Woman or Lincoln, let’s generate some SuperHero tango hug therapy. Because, “You are more powerful than you believe.”

Dress in full regalia, or just write an influential name on our “Hello, my name is” stickers. Bonus points if you can tell us the character qualities you appreciate about your SuperHero crush!

DJ Marina Richter weaves a web of tandas that will Pow! Zip! and Zing! us through the evening. It’s a thrill to welcome Marina back to TangoLife!

Rebecca’s TangoLife Milonga
First Sunday of Every Month
An elegant SUPER-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

TangoLife New Classes + WEDNESDAY Practica

Dear TangoLovers!

NEW BEGINNININGS: This amazing warm summer is barreling along toward September, which for many, is a time to consider what their Fall/Winter activities will include. Historically, our tango community has welcomed many new dancers to TangoLife’s beginning classes in September and October. This particular new season will coincide with a fresh start in our wonderful new location at the Majestic, downstairs, at 1027 N Forest St, Bellingham.

NEW CLASS “TangoLife Beginning Tango + Practica”: Starting on September 5, the TangoLife program for brand new beginners will switch to WEDNESDAY nights, with beginning class from 6:30-7:30 pm, followed by a two hour open practice time until 9:30 pm. Class is $12 for drop ins, $10 each for a set of four classes. Optional practice time is $5, and student rate is by donation. The entrance to the downstairs level is on E Maple St, and signs will guide you to our new classroom.

NEW FRIENDS: If you are one of the many who have learned “just a bit” about Argentine Tango, and are curious to explore this dance more, I sincerely hope you will join us in September for a 4-class set! Dancing is a celebrated and integral part of so many cultures for very good reasons. Expanding your social circle while simultaneously exercising your body, brain, balance, and listening to compelling music is a recipe for success for everyone. Head into winter with a smile on your face and new friends at your side! Begin any Wednesday in September!

NEW PRACTICA on WEDNESDAYS AND OPEN HOUSE: September is also the time when we begin to see our “alumni” returning to the dance floor, anxious to tune up their steps and technique and catch up with old friends. You alumni know what I mean when I say that our hearts miss you, and truly hope to see you at the NEW location and day of the week for our community practica, downstairs at the MAJESTIC at 1027 N Forest. A special bond forms when people strive together to create something touching and poignant, which is, no doubt, very good for our society right about now! And as many know, this is the essence of my tango mission.

Join us for the open house Wednesday, September 5 at the Majestic, 7:30-9:30 pm, for a mere $5 to help cover the rent. I’ll bring desserts, you bring beverages, David Beaumier will bring music, and we’ll all share some stories! Come be the U in CommUnity!

NEW TUESDAY INTERMEDIATE CLASS? RSVP IF YOU ARE INTERESTED! Beginning September 4, I will have Tuesday evenings open to begin a new intermediate class, for those wishing to refine and smooth out their tango. This is perhaps the most important phase of learning tango. Do not give up unless you have worked out these issues! For leads, we will work on smooth connections between patterns you may know, how to break apart patterns for true spontaneity and musicality, and tuning up posture, shapes and embrace. For follows, we focus on finding the sweet spot within the embrace to accompany your partner without stress, how to add your dance voice to the conversation (leads love this!), embellishments and correct techniques. Perfect material for returning dancers, or those with a few months of tango experience. Do RSVP ASAP so I know if we have enough for a full and balanced class! TangoLife Home Studio, 2610 Likely Ct. 7-8:30 pm. $12 drop in, $10 for a 4-class set.

NEW YOU—PRIVATE LESSONS: Still such a deal! $40/hr or $50 for 1.5 hr, for one student or a couple. All levels. Truly, ALL OF US benefit greatly from private lessons, including your fellow tango community members, as it becomes my task to gently but directly soften any rough edges on your dance technique so that others will be lined up to dance with you! The successful feedback I get from my private lesson students is so very rewarding. I really love diagnosing the “oops” situations so that the student—whether lead or follow—is able to self-correct in the future. And as I have said before, we will often make more improvements in one hour than a month of group lessons. That is….if you practice also! Call me darlings! Schedule a time slot to really move forward. 360-739-0685. Rebecca

TangoLife “Aloha Spirit” Milonga, Sept 2

Rebecca’s TangoLife Milonga
Theme: Aloha Spirit!
SUNDAY, September 2, 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 of Seattle

Aloha Spirit is when the heart is so full it overflows to influence those around you with love, peace and compassion. Especially when surrounded by tropical flowers and palm trees waving in the breeze! Freshen up your aloha shirts and grass skirts. Come dance with us under the Hawaiian moon and let your Aloha Spirits rise! DJ Steve will have us swaying our hips to tropical tunes between his luscious traditional tandas.

Rebecca’s TangoLife Milonga
First Sunday of Every Month
A TROPICAL and 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
“Friend” me on Facebook for events, photos and updates.

 

TangoLife “Under the Sea” Milonga!

Rebecca’s TangoLife Milonga
Theme: Under the Sea!
SUNDAY, August 5, 2018, 6:30-10:30 pm
Majestic Ballroom, 1027 N Forest St, Bellingham, WA
Entrada $15 ($20 CDN)/ $5 college students

Featuring DJ Ana Waisman of Seattle!

Ready for a cool escape? Swim on over to TangoLife’s Under the Sea Milonga, bring your favorite Little Mermaid, dress in your best aquatic fantasies! DJ Ana Waisman of Seattle is set to water us down as things heat up this summer. Who says Bellingham is the City of Subdued Excitement? After all:

We got no troubles, Life is the bubbles, Under the sea…

Since life is sweet here, We got the beat here, Naturally
Even the sturgeon an’ the ray, They get the urge ‘n’ start to play
We got the spirit, You got to hear it, Under the sea

Each little clam here, Know how to jam here
Each little slug here, Cuttin’ a rug here
Each little snail here, Know how to wail here
That’s why it’s hotter, Under the water

Under the sea!

Sorry for the corny paraphrase, but really, we’ll have lots of fun. Even more fun if you join us!

 

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

TangoLife Milonga: Tango Fire!

Rebecca’s TangoLife Milonga
Theme: Tango Fire!
SUNDAY, July 1, 2018, 6:30-10:30 pm
Majestic Ballroom, 1027 N Forest St, Bellingham, WA
Entrada $15 ($20 CDN)/ $5 college students

Featuring DJ Doris Bartha of SeattleCome on, baby, light your fire! TangoLife will be HOT, HOT, HOT with dancing passion on Sunday July 1! Doris Bartha has tandas and cortinas to celebrate the heat of summer, and the consuming energy of tango. Bring your flame, or ignite a new one, but definitely mark the date and head to Bellingham!

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

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/

https://www.facebook.com/carlosandmaureen/

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