Live Music with Alex Krebs at Milonga de Luz
to Jun 10

Live Music with Alex Krebs at Milonga de Luz

On June 9th 2017 we have an exceptional treat in store for east coast tango dancers.

Alex Krebs will be playing his bandoneon with members of the Tango Mercurio Community Orchestra on the night of Milonga de Luz on the beautiful stage of the John Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church.

The acoustics will be marvelous and the music will be spectacular. Do come and enjoy this rare opportunity to dance to live Argentine tango music of the highest quality!

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May Milonga de Luz with Sharna Fabiano and GW Tango Club
to May 14

May Milonga de Luz with Sharna Fabiano and GW Tango Club

Get ready for the May Edition of Milonga de Luz! As the weather gets more mellow, we bring you some special guests and surprises...

May Milonga de Luz will be co-hosted by Tango Mercurio and the GW Argentine Tango Club. We are very excited for this collaboration and want to thank the Club's founder, Karin Tovar, and the Board members for this opportunity. We will be dancing in the handsome Mitchell Theater, located on the GWU campus at 514 19th Street, NW Washington, DC 20052 (The small theater is located directly to the right of the entrance to the 7-Eleven market). There is plenty of street parking available.

We are also thrilled to welcome Jay Abling back - he will be our DJ for the night with his seemingly endless supply of sultry tangoes, sweet valses and fiery milongas. 

The advanced class before the milonga will be taught by Sharna Fabiano, our founder and beloved teacher. Please note that the class is for couples ONLY! If you need to find a partner, please drop us a line and we will help out. The space in the class is limited and pre-registration is required. Click the button at the bottom to register. You can learn more about Sharna and her DC visit in May here. (Please note that the Unlimited Tango Membership cannot be used for this class). 

Sharna will be available for private lessons while in DC - please drop her a line to arrange one. She is a very generous teacher and her one-on-one instruction is characterized by laser-like precision and brilliant diagnostics.

Class: 8-9:30 PM
Class admission: $20 regular price, $10 for students and seniors (must pre-register)
Milonga: 9:30 PM - 1 AM
Milonga admission: $15 regular ($10 with class) or $10 student ($5 with class)

When registering, please select the desired option ("Milonga de Luz" or "Advanced Class"). If you would like to take both, select either one - at the checkout you will be offered a combined discounted price for both.

Please note: Due to University regulations we will not be able to accept cash at the door, therefore we strongly encourage you to sign up online. Credit card payment option at the door will be available, but to make the arrival process easier and smoother, please take your time and pay online in advance. This way, you will be on the dance floor in minutes! 

Please feel free to contact our milonga program manager, Yuka Taylor, with any questions!

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Tango Talk: Untangle the History of Argentine Tango
1:00 PM13:00

Tango Talk: Untangle the History of Argentine Tango

Untangle the History of Argentine Tango: Multimedia lecture by S. Alexandra Russell

Liberated ladies in seedy neighborhoods, señorita-starved stevedores dancing with each other to the soulful strains of a squeezebox, gaucho guitarists or carnival processions—where did the tango come from?

Explore the surprising history of the quintessential Argentine art form through excerpts from source documents, music samples, video clips, and more, in an hour-long presentation, followed by a dance lesson.

Time: Saturday, April 30, 2016, 1:00 p.m.–2:15 p.m.
Introductory tango lesson at 2:30 p.m.

Location: Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, Great Hall , 901 G St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Metro: Gallery Place-Chinatown

Free and open to the public.
Sponsored by Tango Mercurio.

About S. Alexandra Russell

Avid tango dancer and instructor S. Alexandra Russell is a writer, editor and translator who has published articles about tango in The Washington Post and International Musician. She holds a master’s degree in scientific and technical translation from the University of Paris and recently completed a graduate school course, "The Social and Political History of the Tango," at FLACSO University, Buenos Aires.

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Milonga at Glen Echo with Tango Mercurio Community Orchestra
to Mar 20

Milonga at Glen Echo with Tango Mercurio Community Orchestra

Tango Mercurio Community Orchestra
with DJ Anthony Lara
Saturday Night March 19, 2016

An exquisite evening of live tango music by the Tango Mercurio Community Orchestra. A chance to interact with the musicians creating the music, as it was in the golden age of Tango. Musicians and dancers creating a unique tapestry. Hear the swell of bandoneon working with you and your partner ...  Whether you are an experienced dancer or a beginner, this is an evening not be missed.  And, you have an outstanding DJ in Anthony Lara to play your favorite recorded music.

Glen Echo's Bumper Car Pavilion
8-9 PM Pre dance intro lesson
9 PM-12 AM Milonga

Only $15

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Workshop and Milonga de Luz with Analia Centurion
to Mar 12

Workshop and Milonga de Luz with Analia Centurion

Tango Mercurio and Caminito Amigo present:

Special Workshop and Milonga de Luz with Analia Centurion

Workshop Theme: quality walking, different pivots, pauses. Traditional embellishments, elegant crossings. Tango walk reaction, speed and agility, women turns, boleos history.
Assisted by: Barbara Saraitaris.
Price: $75 in advance/ $85 at the door
Time: 7 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Dance Loft on 144618 14th St. NW Washington DC 20009

To register and for more details on the workshop, visit Caminito Amigo 

Milonga Price: $15 or $10 for workshop attendees/students/seniors
DJ Jaime Montemayor

RSVP on our Facebook page!

Analía Centurión began her dance studies at age 6 in classical dance and began dancing tango at 16. She has extensive experience dancing and teaching tango in various festivals and workshops in Argentina, North America, Europe and Asia, Mexico and Brazil. She has performed with different companies like Mora Godoy and Juan Carlos Copes, the House Dinner Show, Piazzolla Tango, La Ventana, Madero Tango, Boca Tango and Tango Complejo.

Analia was a director and choreographer of the young company inside Fusion Tango Buenos Aires with the participation of children and youth from 2001 to 2005. She was also a judge at the World Tango competition and Metropolitan.

Analía currently has a studio "Centurion Tango Academy" in the Chacabuco province of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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