[HouTango-L] Tango This Week (10/29/12)

A. Lester Buck III buck at compact.com
Fri Nov 2 16:51:20 UTC 2012

        November Emporio Milonga this Saturday, 9pm-12am

        The milonga  at Emporio Brazilian Cafe
        <http://www.brazilian-cafe.com/> for November will be held
        on this Saturday evening.  As always the time is from
        9PM until 12AM.  Our DJ for November is Arturo Rappi.
        His music is always wonderful.  Arturo and Ester host
        a 3rd-of -the-month milonga at the River Oaks Pilates
        Studio on Saturday, November 17.

        For the milonga at Emporio, please bring a wrap or sweater
        if you are prone to being cold.  The temperature gets
        cooler for dancing, starting at 9PM.  If you are having
        dinner at Emporio, please feel free to substitute side
        dishes on your dinner selection.  I regularly substitute
        grilled vegetables for french fries or rice. If you
        need less salt on your food, ask for _no salt_.  If you
        have never tried the "house specialty" dessert, Papaya
        Creme with Casís, you will be surprised.  This is a huge
        shareable goblet of creamy melted papaya ice cream with
        Casís around the goblet edge. Teresa and I shared one
        today at lunch.

        Due to a large party at Emporio this next month (December)
        we will _not_ host our regular Saturday milonga.  We  will
        resume the milonga again in January.

        Teresa and I wish you all a healthy and safe Holiday
        season.  We hope to see you again in January.

        Emporio Brazilian Café, 12288 Westheimer
        Reservations are accepted and encouraged
        (281) 293-7442

        $10, free if you order dinner or drinks.
        DJ  Arturo Rappi
        Hosts: Rick and Teresa, ricwms at swbell.net or terwms at swbell.net
        (281) 589-2644 www.milongabrasilena.net


        Mong-Lan Back in Houston October 24 to November 26

        Mong-Lan, dynamic tango dancer visiting from Buenos Aires
        comes to Houston to bring more intoxicating tango, from the
        heart. Dancer, singer, poet and visual artist, Mong-Lan
        brings to Houston 17 years of tango experience. She
        has performed and taught in Argentina, Italy, Thailand,
        Vietnam, Japan and the U.S. She holds an MFA from the
        Univ. of Arizona, a Stegner Fellowship from Stanford
        University, and a Fulbright Fellowship. Please consult for
        group and private lessons: http://www.monglan.com/tango
        Houston dates: Oct 3 -7 and then again Oct 24 – Nov. 26.

        Check out her new video:


        Carolina Del Rivero and Donato Juarez Back in Houston!

        Thanksgiving Weekend at Tango Cielo

        What better way for a tango-junkie to celebrate the
        Thanksgiving weekend than hours of tango immersion with
        two super fun, graceful and knowledgeable dancers teaching
        and performing in your hometown?Carolina and Donato will
        teach a weekend workshop at Tango Cielo in Houston on
        November 23-25.

        Registration is now open.

        Weekend pass is $90 for students, and $120 for the rest
        of us.  Prices valid only during early registration.

        To register and view the schedule, visit


        Stay tuned and sure, let your expectations soar. They
        don’t do ordinary.

        Scary Halloween to all of you,

        Friends of Tango

        friendsoftango at yahoo.com
        504 343 2406
        225 235 5705


        The Jorge Retamoza Trio from Buenos Aires presents

        "A Night of Tangos" 

        The University of St. Thomas Music Department, Center for
        International Studies and Consulate General of Argentina
        invite you to "A Night of Tangos: The Jorge Retamoza Trio"
        at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 in Cullen Hall.

        A group shaped by Argentine musicians which, taking to
        the tango as the first expression, incorporates gestures
        of the jazz and the...

        Free and open to the public



        Day of Tango in Austin

        December 8-11, 2012

        Please join The Academy of Tango - Texas in celebrating
        the second official Day of Tango Festival in Austin with
        performances by international Tango champions, area Tango
        instructors, professional performers, and musicians!



        Missed a tango email?  Need the calendar while away
        from your computer?  You can always refer to past tango
        email at http://houtango.com/, and subscribe there, too.
        Please send any tango news and event information (plain
        text preferred), or corrections to anything in these
        messages, to <tangopost at compact.com> (only).  Thanks!


        Glover Gill of Glovertango plays delicious solo tango
        piano at his Glover Gill Milonga.

        8:15 - 9:30 pm - Live Solo Tango on Piano by Glover Gill
        9:30 - 11:00 pm - Live DJ

        3700 Main at The Continental Club
        TIP JAR on the Piano

        Come to dance or just to hang out in the relaxed
        atmosphere. 3700 Main at Winburn. Plenty of room to dance.
        Please tip generously; Glover plays only for tips. FREE



        Begin Tango cycle

        Four week cycle starts every first Monday of the month.

        Cycle consists of four 75min classes 7.00-8.15pm. At the
        Continental Club 3700 Main @ Alabama

        $50 whole cycle, $15 single class. No partner necessary.

        In four weeks you will be introduced to the fundamentals
        of Argentine Tango. To mention few - tango walk, salida
        basica, front ad back ochos, ocho cortado and gyro. You
        will learn to use these steps comfortably within the line
        of dance staying connected with your partner and music.
        Perfect for those who are complete beginners, polishing
        their tango basics or wants to be challenged as a dancer
        with a new form of movement - Argentine Tango. All
        the steps are executed in milonguero- heart to heart
        embrace. After completing this cycle you are encouraged
        to repeat the cycle or move one step forward to 'Midway
        to Tango'


        Tango Lessons with Amanda on Tuesdays in October
        at the Melody Club

        Each term there will be a new topic of Tango concepts
        that we’ll work through to develop your social dancing
        and Tango skills.

        This will not be a beginners class. Anyone that has already
        covered the Tango basics is welcome to join. Each month I
        will run an introduction workshop prior to the new course
        starting for anyone wanting to join the class. Details
        of the next Intro workshop will be available soon.

        Day: Tuesdays (October 2, 9, 16, 23)
        Time: 7:30-9:00pm with 1/2 hr practice after class
        Venue: Melody Club, 3027 Crossview Dr, Houston.
        Cost: $50 for the month.
        Payment: Cash or Check. Credit card payment can be made via Paypal
        prior to the first class.

        ******Please note******
        Booking is essential. Numbers are strictly limited to
        ensure number balance and room to move. Please ensure
        that you have booked with Amanda BEFORE class so you are
        not disappointed. First in first served.

        Contact Amanda on: amanda at fundancehouston.com or 281 658 6699


        Tasty Tango Tuesdays at MKT bar , Phoenicia downtown

        Appetizer 6.00-6.30pm - all level tango introduction class
        Argentine Tango lesson for a beginner short tango teaser
        class, free, no partner needed. You will be introduced
        to simple dance-floor friendly patterns. Also you can
        get answers of how to do a certain figure that you are
        working on and need some guidance.

        Main course 6.30-7.30pm - delicious dinner and wine.
        Argentinian-style steak dinner for $12* or your choice
        of several tasty menu items to pair with your favorite
        wine and beer.

        Desert - 7.30pm - a presentation dance or live tango
        music piece by local or visiting artists.

        Irresistible tango music 6.30- 9pm for you to dance to
        as you wish.

        MKT Bar - full bar and restaurant is located in Phoenicia
        food market downtown at 1001 Austin St, Houston, Texas.

        Indre ♫♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸


        Tango at Noon

        New early PM class for people with flexible time schedule

        Everyone is welcomed to help out and learn in an all level
        tango class, at the Cheryhurst community center. 12 noon,
        1700 Missouri St, every Tuesday. Practice 1.30-3.00pm
        afterwards. Take a tango lunch break away with tango.

        Now you don't have to be in Buenos Aires in order to
        dance Argentine Tango during the day ;)

        Indre ♫♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸


        The Edge Milonga
        brought to you by Irina Dralyuk

        Wednesdays 9:30pm-12:30am
        Bacchus Cafe & Wine Bar
        2502 Dunlavy, Houston TX 77006
        [Corner of Dunlavy & Missouri, 1 block North of Westheimer]

        Beginner class at 8:30-9:30pm, $10/person, no partner

        Bacchus offers a variety of wines from around the world,
        with wine specials on Tango night!

        No cover at the door. Complete sobriety highly discouraged
        however, so please feel free to take advantage of our
        wine special and imbibe!

        Dress Code: Ladies, let's push the line a little and hike
        up that skirt. Gents, bring out those fancy pants

        ... if you're not at the Edge, you're not living ...


        The Argentine Tango Club offers group and private lessons
        for all levels in Houston, Texas. Lessons are taught by
        Mauro Marcone and Elizabeth Wingfield.  Please check the
        website for full schedule and more details.

        info at argentinetangoclub.org
        Elizabeth 832-361-2327
        Mauro 281-797-0805

        Wednesdays at The Dance Place
        New Beginner and Intermediate classes starting January 4

        7-8pm, Argentine Tango for Beginners
        8-9pm, Argentine Tango for Intermediates
        Fees: $50 per 4-week series, $15 drop-in per lesson
        Location: The Dance Place, 3300 Chimney Rock, Suite 500,
        Houston, Texas 77056.


        Victor Collins teaches classes - beginner 8-9pm,
        intermediate/advanced from 9-10pm. $10/class, or $70 for
        a package of eight. Victor teaches at The Dance Place,
        3300 Chimney Rock, Suite 500 just south of Richmond.
        Victor is always happy to chat with new students over the
        phone before their first class.  Info: 281-443-3322(h)
        or 832-725-4380(cell).




        Angel's Milonga

        Please grace us with your angelic smiles, white evening
        wear and celestial moves at the opening of Tango Cielo,
        Houston's new home for Friday Milongas.

        Fine French wine generously donated by Cafe Rabelais

        Fridays,  9pm-12pm
        3710 Main st (@ Alabama)
        (Between Tacos A Go Go and Big Top)
        $10 at the door upstairs, students pay $5
        Free street parking or $5 parking lot.  

        Tango Chose Me, 8pm- 9.00pm

        All level tango introduction class, tailored to people
        with no to little tango experience. 

        A different tango Maestro each Friday will introduce You to
        the basics of Argentine Tango such as tango walk, posture,
        the line of dance and etiquette.  No partner required. At
        Tango Cielo, 3710 Main st, Upstairs. Price: $15 at the
        door, includes Milonga Del Angel from 9.00pm-midnight,
        a social tango dance night.

        We are also looking for kind hearted people to join
        the volunteer "Charlie's Angels" team for a Milonga Del
        Angel, a social tango dance night on Fridays.  If you are
        interested in seeing what does "milonga" mean, this would
        be a great way to meet people, learn a little more about
        Houston's tango scene, music and dance itself. Please
        email indrerapal at gmail.com to find out more.

        Indre ♫♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸


        The Argentine Tango Club offers group and private lessons
        for all levels in Houston, Texas. Lessons are taught by
        Mauro Marcone and Elizabeth Wingfield.  Please check the
        website for full schedule and more details.

        info at argentinetangoclub.org
        Elizabeth 832-361-2327
        Mauro 281-797-0805

        Fridays at D'Amico Dance Studio
        New Beginner and Intermediate classes starting January 6

        7-8pm, Argentine Tango for Beginners
        8-9pm, Argentine Tango for Intermediates
        Fees: $48 per 4-week series, $15 drop-in per lesson
        Location: D'Amico Dance Studio, 11151 Westheimer,
        Houston 77042


        Victor Collins teaches group classes at Cypress Dance
        Studio, followed by group classes at Life Time Cafe.

        Cypress Dance Studio is located at the corner of 290 and
        Skinner Road, just southeast of the intersection of 290
        and Spring Cypress Rd, in northwest Houston.


        Argentine Tango Classes at Life Time Fitness of
        Willowbrook. Every Friday, 9:30pm. to 10:30pm, ages 12 and up.
        Victor will be teaching Argentine Tango, Waltz, Milonga
        and Chacarera, followed by a practica from 10:30pm to
        ? at Life Time Cafe.  Classes cover footwork, timing,
        technics, and patterns.  You do NOT need a partner to take
        these classes; Singles and or couples are welcome.  Don't
        wait, sign up NOW and step out in style and confidence.
        Life Time Fitness, 7717 Willowchase Blvd.  Willowbrook,
        TX. 77070 http://www.lifetimefitness.com,

        Private classes by appointment only; call at least three
        weeks in advance, 281-443-3322(h) or 832-725-4380(cell).



        Midway to Tango - an intermediate level class

        Four week cycle every first Friday of the month

        Cycle consists of four 60 min classes with 15 minute
        practice at the end 8:00pm-9:15pm at Tango Cielo, 3710
        Main St

        No partner necessary.

        This class is designed for dancers with complete knowledge
        of tango fundamentals (read Begin Tango). In Midway to
        Tango sessions you will learn changes of direction in
        linear and circular movements. You will be introduced
        to more advanced patterns and steps such as sandwich,
        parada, sacada and more. Emphasis in Midway Tango is
        placed on developing a skill to combine basic steps and
        translate it to a new musically flowing sequences. Steps
        and patterns are done in both milonguero and salon style
        embrace to emphasize the flexibility in the connection.

        More info at http://www.instantango.com/classes.html


        Milonga Brasileña is the first Saturday of every month.

        Emporio Brazilian Cafe
        12288 Westheimer, #210A
        Houston, TX 77077

        9pm to 12am
        Cost: $10/person (free if you order dinner or drinks)

        Hosted by:
        Rick & Teresa


        Flor de Milonga - The Second Saturday of the Month

        The Second Saturday of the Month Milonga has adopted a new
        great name: ”Flor de Milonga”. This event continues
        to be held at the River Oaks Pilates Studio every Second
        Saturday of the Month, with Mario, Grace and other local
        tangueros as hosts. Come dance with us to the best DJ’s
        tunes, with wonderful people, in a great location, and
        colorful studio. Don’t miss it!  

        $10 admission, $5 w/student ID
        You’re welcome to BYOB
        Free Parking
        Doors will automatically close at 12:30 am

        Hosted by: Mario & Grace
        River Oaks Pilates Studio
        3425 S Shepherd Dr, Ste 200
        Houston, TX 77098

        Editor’s note: “Flor de milonga” can have two
        meanings. In regular Spanish it means “flower of the
        milonga”, while in Lunfardo it means “what a great

        -- El Ruso


        Houston's Newest Milonga -- "El Abrazo"

        Held the 3rd Saturday of every month

        Scrumptious snacks, drinks & sweets, BYOB

        Please, let us know in advance and we will celebrate
        your birthday

        From  9:00pm to 1:00am at River Oaks Pilates Studio

        3425 South Shepherd  Dr. @ Colquitt Suite 220
        (Entrance on Colquitt)
        Houston, Texas  77098

        Price $  10.00/person
        Students (w/proper I.D. only)  $5.00

        Hosted by Ester & Art

        elabrazomilonga at hotmail.com   Ph. 713-688-4433


        Sunday Lesson with Sue & Alex
        3:30 - 4:15 PM, $5
        All-Level, Tango, Vals and Milonga
        Every Sunday, a walking element for beginners and an
        advanced movement for intermediate and advanced dancers.

        Start anytime. Drop-ins welcome. No partner required.
        Info: http://www.cosasdeltango.com/lessons.html

        Sunday Práctica - La Práctica Dominguera
        4:30 - 7:00 pm, $5
        Every Sunday, dance, practice, share or just hang-out.
        A different DJ every Sunday.
        Info: http://www.cosasdeltango.com/practica.html

        The lesson and práctica are at:

        River Oaks Pilates Studio
        3425 South Shepherd Drive, Suite 220
        Houston, TX 77098

        The studio is located on the second floor above MW Cleaners
        at the corner of Shepherd and Colquitt. You just enter the
        building from Colquitt and go to the second floor. There is
        free parking in front of the building and in the parking
        garage on the 1st and 2nd levels.

        amamontoff at yahoo.com
        (713) 724-7281

Let's tango this week.

More information about the HouTango-L mailing list