Sunday, July 18, 2010


Lafayette Grill
54 Franklin St bet. Broadway & Lafayette
Intermediate/Adv Tango lesson 8:30-9:30pm with Eva Carrozza
($5 extra for intermediate class)
Milonga 9:30pm - 1am

...This week, we welcome Eva Carrozza as our guest teacher. Lexa waited 7 years to dance with Eva. You won't want to wait that long so let's see you all this coming Wednesday!!! Don't miss her special tango lesson " Adorning the basics -- we are going to use subtle and larger movements, decorations, and variations on important fundamental figures of tango to enhance our dancing."

DJ Lexa
Milonga with Swing/Salsa break 9:30pm - 1am
Hosts Magdalena y Lexa
Full bar and diner available, ample seating

Lafayette Grill 54 Franklin Street
(bet. Broadway & Lafayette)
Subways 6, N, Q, R, W, A, C, E, 1, 2, 3 J, M, Z to Canal Street
212 732 5600
free parking available

Eva Carrozza began dancing tango after seeing street performers improvising in the Ramblas of Barcelona in '92 (when the city was preparing for the Olympic games and street performances abounded!) Fascinated by the connection evident in this dance -- she took her first classes with Danel & Maria Bastone, pioneers of social tango in New York City. Since then, she has studied with Guillermina Quiroga, Facundo Posadas, Julio Balmaceda & Corina de la Rosa, Graciela Gonzalez, Pablo Veron, and many other great teachers during travels to Buenos Aires and tango congresses around the United States. A brief, but illuminating partnership with dancer and author Ramiro Gigliotti (El Veneno de Tango, 2009) from 2002-2004 brought the influence of Villa Urquiza style of dancing tango to Eva's dancing. Over the years she has performed with Ney Melo, Murat Erdemsel, Eduardo Goytia, and Ramiro Gigliotti. Teaching, she emphasizes refining the connection through improving posture, flexibility and security in the embrace, and going deeper into the music to bring the partnership to a richer experience of tango. There are no short cuts! View an improvisation:

Eva Carrozza began her dance career as a modern dancer. Eva's immersion into social dancing began in 1993. She loves teaching and performing. She is a senior teaching artist with the American Ballroom Theater's Dancing Classrooms. A program founded by Pierre Dulaine & Yvonne Marceau. This program was featured in the documentary Mad Hot Ballroom and the film, Take the Lead.

In recent years, she has toured with the big band revue: Forever Swing. She performed tango with the New York City Ballet program Ballet for Young People at New York State Theatre and appeared in the Wendy Taucher production Carly Simon Dances with original and previously recorded compositions by Carly Simon. If you watch channel 13 in NYC, you will probably see Eva dancing tango on the station identifications.

nos vemos y abrazos
Magdalena y Lexa


Thursday, July 15, 2010