TangoLife Milonga plus Robert Hauk Workshops – Halloween Weekend

Rebecca’s TangoLife Milonga

Ode to Buenos Aires”


SATURDAY, OCT 31 and SUNDAY, NOV 1, 2015

Join us as we dance our way through tango history, with two workshops each afternoon, taught by Robert Hauk of Portland with Rebecca Niemier. Classes focus on the Legendary Maestros who laid the foundations of what tango is today. Robert has been dancing tango a mere 20 years, teaching for 17 years, a top DJ, and a key player in the development of the Portland tango scene from its beginnings. (Videos and website below.)

In addition to workshops, the double-header weekend features:

**EL ULTIMO BAILE MILONGA on Saturday night (Halloween), and


Bellingham Halloween Weekend Schedule:

SATURDAY WORKSHOPS at the Majestic (downstairs), 1027 N Forest St, Bellingham

Important foundations for beginners and those new to milonguero concepts.

A: 2-3:15 pm. Walking and Corridas. The embrace and walking are fundamental to milonguero style. Moving freely and comfortably in close embrace opens up a world of feeling and musical expression. From a smooth walk, we’ll work with the quick walk steps called Corridas. Nice fun steps to add a bit of spice. We will build on these Corridas through the weekend.

B: 3:30-4:45 pm. Check steps and Ocho Cortado. This most pleasing combination of 2 quick check steps is a must-learn for anyone interested in milonguero style. It is easy to make many variations, and we will explore some favorites of the Maestros of tango. A very satisfying step when the timing is right with the music and partners are in sync.



Halloween, Oct 31, 9 pm-midnight. $6.

La Vida Dance Studio, 1417 Cornwall Ave (upstairs), Bellingham.

A cozy, costume-friendly milonga. Host/DJ David Beaumier.

See Facebook Event here.

SUNDAY WORKSHOPS held at Majestic Ballroom (upstairs), 1027 N Forest St, Bellingham.

Create a lively dance—learn to lead without pushing, and to follow instinctively.

C: 2-3:15 pm. Continued Quick Time. Here we explore steps where one or both partners are moving in double time. Fun movements with a distinctive musicality. Think Ricardo Vidort and Osvaldo Cartery.

D. 3:30-5:45 pm. Circular Movements. Robert’s biggest inspiration, from the older milongueros he knew, is from Tete Rusconi. Tete is well known for his may unique steps. Here we develop a turn combination with enrosque, which recalls Tete’s ingenious dance.

Workshop prices: $20 each for your 1st and 2nd. $15 each for your 3rd and 4th. Students: ½ off.

PRIVATE LESSONS: Sat or Sun before 2 pm: $60/hr. Rebecca’s studio. Call to schedule.

REGISTER PLEASE ASAP to help balance: Rebzebb@msn.com, or 360-739-0685.



Nov 1, 6:30-10:30 pm. $12.

Majestic Ballroom, 1027 N Forest St, Bellingham, WA

DJ ROBERT HAUK of Portland. Classy, Golden Era tandas

Theme: Ode to Buenos Aires! Bring out the LACE, RIBBONS AND BOW TIES. Our most traditional milonga of the year, with copious CABECEOS, luscious LINEAR line of dance, and DESIGNATED SEATNG sections for leads, follows and couples. Get your peepers ready, bring your binoculars if needed, and prepare your most affirmative nod of the head. Then dance into the arms of your chosen milonguero/a! Tonight is all about the connection. (Leave your show moves at home!)


  lace dresses  bow tie dots

Rebecca’s TangoLife Milonga

First Sunday Every Month, 6:30-10:30 pm

Majestic Ballroom, 1027 N Forest St, Bellingham, WA

An elegant gathering place (with a little spice),

featuring Golden Era music, a 4000 sq ft ballroom,

appetizers, desserts, and hopefully you!

Best milonga in the Pacific Northwest”

Come early– www.bellingham.org
Stay late– Lakeway Inn 888-671-1011, Or GuestHouse Inn 360-671-9600
Questions to Rebecca Niemier: Rebzebb@msn.com, or 360-739-0685
“Friend” me on Facebook for events, photos and updates.

WEBSITE: www.tangolife.biz

Robert’s website: http://roberthauktango.com/

Robert and Hannah Poston, Portland



Robert and Alicia Pons



Robert and Maria Plazaola, Chicago


Rebecca Niemier