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
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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
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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 “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/

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

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

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

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