Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Lexa's Birthday Dances

thanks to all my wonderful tango friends who celebrated with me!
Get in line...

One was not enough!

Ensueño Milonga
Lafayette Grill
May 28 2007

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Marta y Manolo

Marta and Manolo are amazing dancers and teachers and between the two of them, they have been dancing for 110 years! If you are interested in learning Canyengue, you can still catch a class with them at Dance Manhattan. 35 West 19th street 5th fl. NYC

Wednesday MAY 30
9:00-10:30 pm Level III **
Canyengue: Navigating with “Dobles & Corridas”

Also offered:
Wednesday MAY 23
9:00-10:30 pm Level I **
Canyengue: “El Enganche” – The Basic
Canyengue is a very special genre noted for it’s intimate embrace, brisk moves, and incredible interpretation of the music. The pure essence of the beginning of tango. Known as the happy style of tango, canyengue is the “swing” of tango!

Thursday MAY 24
8:00-9:30 pm Level II **
Canyengue: “Las Horquetas” –
Variations on Turns

Saturday MAY 26
2 :00-3:30 pm intermediate/advanced
Tango: Sacadas Made Simple
3 :30-5:00 pm intermediate/advanced
Milonga Fantasia: Alternative Embrace Explored
Milonga Fantasia is danced in the wee hours of the morning in Buenos Aires when the dance floor is less crowded. It is for those who are ready to explore new ideas and who want to experiment while continuing to build connection with a partner and to the music. Discover new ‘classic’ elements of tango to enrich your dance.

** Canyengue Levels I, II and III - we recommend you take all three but they can be taken independently and are suituable for Intermediate and above level Tango dancers.

Standard Pricing: $35 per class

Friday, May 11, 2007

All Night Milonga with spectacular show

It's famous, it's fabulous, it's open all night
Saturday May 12th
Dancing 10pm to 5am
9pm Intermediate tango class with ARMANDO ORZUZZA
Spectacular Midnight Show featuring
Armando Orzuzza & Nuria Martinez
Guillermina Quiroga & Claudio Villagra from "Forever Tango"
DJ: Alfredo Melendez, a collector and lover of music old and new,
is sure to mix up an inspired program.
Special Tango gift basket raffle designed by Alfredo Melendez
We are the only milonga with an in house astrologer!
Lexa Rosean will be doing tarot & astrology readings
Come ready to shop!
Felina Tango Shoe Boutique for men and women will be open
and www.dresstotango will also be there with sexy clothes for tangueras
Admission is $15 which includes the class, show and refreshments.
$10 for current Stepping Out Students
Stepping Out Studios
37 West 26th Street @ 6th Ave
New York, NY
by subway:
convenient to the 1, 6, C, F, N & R trains.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

TangoStars May 2007


Feliz cumpleaños Taurus
You dance slow and sensual until the 12th and then a fast paced milonga speeds up your dance and also gives a great boleo to your finances. Your favorite part of the milonga is dinner or going out to eat afterwards. Eat green (and not fried) and you’ll keep your weight under control. All the better to fit into those beautiful birthday gifts!
Best Milonga days: 15/16

You feel very grounded in your dance but don’t really sense that any progress is being made. Stay rooted to your exercises and repetition will soon lead to a whole new sense of the dance for you. After the 12th, your light footed ruler Mercury enters your sign and all the difficult concepts you have been struggling to grasp will now be within your reach and understanding. You’ll own your dance!
Best Milonga days: 12, 17/18

The lunfardo word Bolas Tristes is a perfect description of what you are experiencing. Don’t be a killjoy! Be generous even when you feel jealous or when you perceive that others feel jealous of you. On the 9th, Venus enters your sign and there’s enough love and partners to go around the entire milonga. Feel the bliss.
Best Milonga days: 9, 19/20

Take your time with the dance. Observe before you invite or else you will pay a heavy price. Allow the reward to come in it’s own sweet time and don’t push for results too soon. Someone hovers over you on the 6th and you feel like you want to kill as this one will block or intercept you from connecting with the one you desire. Be clear to get your point across or this will become a continual annoyance.
Best Milonga days: 22/23

You’ve got your finances together and it’s time for a(nother) trip to tango mecca. Travel and tango classes are favored and you’ll be successful in competing for the best partners in the milongas. There will be a sexy interlude as well after the 17th. Eso!
Best Milonga days: 23-25

Your close embrace is likely to be misinterpreted. Unless you are Argentine, your intensity of emotion and affection will be mistaken for another kind of intimacy. Use your gut instinct about a new partner who wants to connect on a deeper level outside the milonga. Be careful of your flirtatious nature if you do not really feel the heat.
Best Milonga days: 26-28

You and your current partner are holding on too tight and this is blocking the breath of the embrace. Let go and trust that you can still stay connected. An old flame or former partner shows up in the milonga. Incredibly, you realize that time really does heal. Your heart no longer pounds for this one but now you have a better connection on the dancefloor.
Best Milonga days: 2/3, 29

Don’t accept the first dance that comes your way. Hold out for the partner that you truly desire. Patience will get you the connection and it will be worth the wait. You are full force in the milongas this month and many organizers will rely on you. You play hooky around the 16th and opt for a horizontal tango at home.
Best Milonga days: 4/5, 31

You are looking for a new partner and you will try out many before settling for one. Your focus on performance makes you decide to dance all the tandas with your home base once you’ve found the partner that suits you the best. Be sure to socialize when off the dancefloor because there are also business connections to be made in the milonga.
Best Milonga days: 7/8

You’d rather hang at home than dance tango. Toward the middle of the month, you get bored and find that your couch and television are not very good listeners. You’ve got the gift of gab and even when you show up in the milongas, you sit a lot and prefer to talk.
Best Milonga days: 9/10

Ah you’ve got an enemy in the milonga. Only one? Ha, you must not be dancing long. You begin to hear the horror stories of others and this makes you long to heal the rifts. Hang on. You will be surprised how things work out when you least expect it.
Best Milonga days: 11/12

Which orchestra is playing? The name of the song is on the tip of your tongue but it just won’t come. You’ll feel a bit muddled until the 16th when Mars, your ruler, returns to your sign and also returns your sharp and clever mind. Be careful with your speed on the dancefloor as it may make you a hazard to others. Obey the line of dance.
Best Milonga days: 13/14, 16