Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Cheer for All - Epicurean Tango Society & the Calgary Food Bank! Thank you and A Very Merry Christmas from Sandra Miller & Ralph Bennetsen

Thank you Calgary Tangeros y Tangueras

who joined us for our Christmas Cheer for All 
 last Milonguita of 2011 
in support of  the

 It was a great night of Tango, Tea, Treats and 
  Christmas Spirit shared at our last Milonguita of 2011
Epicurean Tango Society donated the wine, in turn

Calgary Tangueros y Tangueras generously donated:
packaged & boxed food, 
signed the Christmas Card,
plus gave $149!

Epicurean Tango Society matched the funds, donating $151

Total Donation:  $300 for the Calgary Food Bank!

With each $1 received, they offer $4 in food value! 

btw ... Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank does not 
receive any taxpayer money aka government grants for its exceptional work! 

If you missed our last Milonguita you can still donate, just click on the link.

Support of Benevolent Agenices is listed in our Philosophy (right side)
and we gratefully acknowledge your support throughout the years.

While many people celebrate Christmas festivities, 
other Calgarians need a kind and thoughtful offering.

Whichever agency you choose to donate to,God Bless your kind heart.

Merry Christmas & a Very Happy New Year!

Sandra Miller & Ralph Bennetsen

Epicurean Tango Society

Epicurean Tango Society © 2010 - 2011


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Feliz dia del Tango from Buenos Aires to National Day of Tango in Calgary ... Celebrations Around the World on December 11th, 2011

National Day of Tango!
From Buenos Aires to Calgary

Hermenegildo Sábat, the great illustrator!
We were totally surprised and delighted to learn that El Tangauto Tango in Buenos Aires, Argentina, (with over 16,000 Facebook likes!)  included Epicurean Tango Society in Calgary, Alberta CANADA in their Celebrations Around the the World notice!  Click on the above listing to see the incredible GLOBAL extensive Milonga listings to celebrate this very special Argentine Tango date!

For our 2nd Annual National Day of Tango Milonga, it was a pleasure to share the personal photographic memento of Fabian and Roxana Belmonte, Tangodeoro.  This historic photo captures Ben Molar - the creator of the National Day of Tango and all the truly great people who enriched their Tango lives and in turn, ours. It is this generous Tango spirit that I believe Ben Molar wanted to foster, for all to experience.
photo from Fabian & Roxana Belmonte, Tangodeoro
On December 11th, the National Day of Tango, we celebrate the shared birthdays of Carlos Gardel (1890) and Julio De Caro (1895), but also honour Ben Molar, whose tenacity and persistence for 11 years ensured it was declared into Argentina law. 
Subsequently, in 2009, UNESCO designated Tango as a Cultural Patrimony of Humanity.

Here is El Tangauta Tango's National Day of Tango - Celebrations Around the World Update ... from all the clubs dedicated to Argentine Tango, in sharing the history and hosting Milongas for everyone to enjoy!

El Tangauta Tango
Mark your Calendar NOW, heck send us your Advance RSVP for
Epicurean Tango Society's
3rd Annual - National Day of Tango Milonga
Saturday December 8, 2012

Your support is critical to the sustainability of Tango in your local city.
Thank you to everyone who joins us for practicas, workshops, Milonguitas and Milongas.
 El Tangauto Tango in Buenos Aires and Epicurean Tango Society share a common background:
no taxpayer funding from government grants at any level or casino funds.

We personally have invested considerable funds, time and energy to produce tango events that are enjoyable, educational and elegant.  Thank you for appreciating our efforts!

We also gratefully acknowledge those dear people who volunteer their time
to set up, serve, clean up and tear down at the end of the evening,
as well as
all the preparation in advance and cleaning of all the glassware, coffee cups, plates, cutlery, washing of all linens and hand washing of the Riedel Stems and Flutes, after each use.
like El Tangauto Tango, we appreciate all those Spectacular Sponsors - See Right Side who share a co-operative community spirit and friendly vision of working together in cross promoting business via special offerings, discounts and draw prizes for you - our guest, our patron, our customer.

Thank you Calgary Tango
for Celebrating our 2nd Annual
National Day of Tango Milonga!

Thanks to you, we're celebrating 2 years!
RSVP now for January 28, 2012 Birthday Milonga
403 540 2525
Epicurean Tango Society © 2010 - 2011


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Cheer for All!! Join Epicurean Tango Society for the Last Tango of 2011 in Support of Calgary Food Bank, Sunday December 18, 2011

Christmas Cheer for All
 Last Milonguita of 2011
 great Tango, Milonga & Vals

Sunday December 18, 2011
Cheer, Treats & Tango
7 to 10 pm  and longer!
Scarboro Hall
1727 - 14 Avenue SW

$7 includes Tea, Coffee, Juice & Water

We're grateful for your support throughout the year
and our benevolence for others during difficult times.

Let's warmly express our appreciation for those who make a difference:

We're inviting you and your friends to celebrate the season
and show our Calgary Tango Community Spirit

Complimentary Red & White Wine
in exchange for
Charitable Kindness of the Calgary Food Bank *

 * suggested donation value ~ $7 per glass
& Sign our Christmas Card
see the urgent Wish List below; Cash &/or Cheques too
(We are donating the wine, You donate to the Calgary Food Bank)

The busy elves have made time to join us on Sunday evening:
is working tirelessly to make a difference.

No rsvp is required - but kindly advise
so we can plan for sufficient wine 
and boxes for your donations!

 We look forward to Welcoming You and Thank you!

 Thanks to you, Epicurean Tango is 2 years in January!
RSVP for January 28, 2012 Milonga
403 540 2525

Epicurean Tango Society © 2010 - 2011


Sunday, December 11, 2011

National Day of Tango Celebrations Continue with Epicurean Tango Society's Milonguita, FREE for Saturday's Guests!

National Day of Tango
Sunday December 11, 2011
7 to 10 pm $7 
(free for Saturday Guests!)
 Thank you for celebrating
a fantastic National Day of Tango Milonga!

Excellent Empanadas by La Tiendoa
Delicious cake by Banuka Bakery!

A special date for Tango, established by Ben Molar!
2nd Annual National Day of Tango Milonga
click on link for full details and see the special historical photo!

Continue Celebrations with MILONGUITA
Sunday December 11th, 2011
Scarboro Hall
1727 - 14 Avenue SW, Calgary
7 to 10 pm ... $7 entrance
FREE for Saturday Milonga Guests

We were delighted to hear
El Tangauto Tango, a media publisher in Buenos Aires
shared our National Day of Tango Celebrations

Thank you for your support of Tango in Calgary, Alberta CANADA!

Happy Birthday to our December Tangueros!

A warm welcome to Out of Town Tangueros:

Louis Bongiovanni from Vancouver
Luis from Mexico
Bogdan & Margaret from Lethbridge

 Thank you for supporting us! 
We look forward to Welcoming You at our Events

Thanks to you, Epicurean Tango is 2 years in January!
January 28, 2012 ... Adv RSVP $25
Details coming

Epicurean Tango Society © 2010 - 2011


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

2nd National Day of Tango Milonga in Calgary with Epicurean Tango Society on December 10, 2011

Saturday December 10, 2011
2nd Annual
National Day of Tango Milonga
Sunday December 11, 2011

for sharing this beautiful piece of history and permission to use.
L to R: Mrs. Reyes, Tito Reyes (singer of the orchestra of Anibal Troilo), Osvaldo Martin (Roxana & Fabian's artistic godfather, radio broadcaster), CENTRE: Mr. Ben Molar (professor and creator of National Tango Day December 11), Mrs. Esther Vignola (national broadcaster), Luis Perrone (journalist), Fabian Belmonte (tango artist & dancer) at "Esquina de Anibal Troilo" is located at Paraguay 1500 (@ Parana), Recoleta

Argentina's Official Tribute to Tango!
* Ben Molar began the process in 1965 to honour Carlos Gardel & Julio De Caro
 both born on December 11th in 1890 and 1899 respectively.
Mr. Molar persisted, it was finally decreed in 1977!

In 2009 UNESCO declared Tango, a
"Cultural Patrimony of Humanity"

 Celebrate with Epicurean Tango Society!

Dance Tango from 8 pm on ... Cash Bar
Cocktail, Evening, Tango Chic Dress
Scaboro Hall

Argentine Empanadas, 
Dulce de Leche Dessert, Surprises
RSVP now .... $25 Adv RSVP or it's $35 without RSVP

* * SPECIAL * *
Join us for Saturday's "National Day of Tango" Milonga
Sunday December 11th Milonguita is Free!
our Christmas Gift to you!
($7 value from 7 to 10 pm - no cash value or changes)

Thanks to you, 
Epicurean Tango is 2 years in January!

We look forward to Welcoming You!

Epicurean Tango Society © 2010 - 2011
403 540 2525   

 * When announcing our 2nd Annual National Day of Tango Milonga with tribute to the creator, Ben Molar, it was a beautiful surprise to receive this precious memento from Roxana & Fabian Belmonte, of Tangodeoro.  
It is with pleasure we share Fabian and Roxana's story of this important historical photo of Ben Molar.

"Hi Sandra
Of course you can post the photo.

El dia de la reinnaguracion de la casa "La Esquina de Anibal Troilo",en homenaje a Anibal Troilo "Pichuco" que solia componer y parar en ese tango bar durante toda su vida, Roxana & Fabian Belmonte fueron invitados a bailar en ese dia tan especial, en la foto se encuentran junto a amigazos de quienes aprendieron muchos de los secretos que encierra el tango,de izquierda a derecha: señora de Reyes, Tito Reyes (cantor de la orquesta de Anibal troilo) ,Osvaldo Martin (mi padrino artistico locutor animador de radio y T.V), el señor Ben Molar (catedratico y creador del dia nacional del tango 11 de Diciembre ),la señora María Esther Vignola (locutora nacional),Luis Perrone (pediodista),Fabian Belmonte (bailarin de tango)

Reopening of the house  "La Esquina de Anibal Troilo" in honor of Pichuco who used to compose  and stop by  at that tango bar throughout his life, Roxana & Fabian Belmonte were invited to dance on that special day, in which we share the evening with these great friends who taught us so much tango culture thru our early age,
from left to right: Mrs. Reyes, Tito Reyes (singer of the orchestra of Anibal Troilo), Osvaldo Martin (Roxana & Fabian's artistic godfather , radio broadcaster), Mr. Ben Molar (professor and creator of National Tango Day December 11), Mrs. Esther Vignola (national broadcaster), Luis Perrone (journalist), Fabian Belmonte (tango artist & dancer)
"Esquina de Anibal Troilo" is located at Paraguay 1500 (@ Parana), Recoleta neighboorhood in Buenos Aires
at excerpt from Roxana & Fabian Belmonte's  Tango Album:
Have a great celebration!!  
Roxana & Fabian"

Epicurean Tango Society © 2010 - 2011


Monday, November 14, 2011

Epicurean Tango hosts Simply Tango Milonga November 19th, 2011

 November 19, 2011
SimplyTango Milonga 
by Epicurean Tango Society

Scarboro Hall
1727 - 14 Avenue SW

Email Invite - W/O RSVP $30 at Door
We invite you to RSVP for this Private Event

Dance Tango from 8:00 pm
Cocktail, Evening, Tango Chic Dress 
 Appetizers & Dessert 

Change for Charity & Corkage for Charity to Calgary Poppy Fund

Cash Bar: Wine, Bubbly, Beer,
Coolers, Non-Alcoholic Beverages
Complimentary: Water, Tea & DeCaf Coffee 
Glass Service:  Riedel Stems, Libbey Glass & Mugs
Great Tango, Milonga & Vals from Golden Age Orchestras,
Remastered Originals, Nuevo & Modern

Originally suggested in 1965 to celebrate Tango's 
Julio De Caro and Carlos Gardel.  
It was finally decreed in 1977 at the National level!  
Special Treats & Surprises
We look forward to Welcoming You!

Epicurean Tango Society
RSVP to 
403 540 2525   

Epicurean Tango Society © 2010 - 2011


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Milonguita Remembrance hosted by Epicurean Tango Sunday November 13, 2011

We Remember
Thank you for your support!  $39 for the Calgary Poppy Fund!
Wonderful Surprise by our dear friend & Talented Teaching Tanguero

Milonguita Remembrance
by Epicurean Tango Society
Sunday November 13, 2011

To commemorate Canadian Veterans
 * $2 from each entrance plus 
Change & Corkage to

 Scarboro Hall
1727 - 14 Avenue SW

8:00 pm - 12:00 am

Cash Bar & Complimentary
Water, Tea & Coffee

 Glass Service: Riedel Stemware, Libbey Glass & Ceramic Mugs

November 19th - Simply Tango Milonga

2nd National Day of Tango Milonga 
December 10, 2011

We look forward to Welcoming You!

Epicurean Tango Society
RSVP to 
403 540 2525

Epicurean Tango Society © 2010 - 2011


Saturday, October 15, 2011

Hallowe'en with Epicurean Tango's Simply Tango Milonga October 1st, 2011

SimplyTango Milonga 
 Saturday October 29, 2011
8 pm
Scarboro Hall
1727 - 14 Avenue SW
Tango Chic or Costume if you dare!
 $20 ADV RSVP  $30 at Door

403 540 2525   

Great Tango, Milonga & Vals from Golden Age Orchestras, 
Remastered Originals, Nuevo & Modern
Dance Tango from 8:00 pm
Appetizers & Dessert
Cocktail, Evening, Tango Chic Dress
Glass Service in Riedel Stemware & Libbey Glass
Cash Bar: Wine, Bubbly, Beer, Coolers, Non-Alcoholic Beverages
Complimentary:  Water, Tea, Coffee with milk, cream, honey, sugar, lemon

Next Milonga:  November 19th, 2011

We look forward to Welcoming You!
Epicurean Tango Society
403 540 2525

Epicurean Tango Society © 2010 - 2011


Monday, September 19, 2011

Epicurean Tango hosts Simply Tango Milonga October 1st, 2011

SimplyTango Milonga

                                   October 1st, 2011

8 pm

$30 at Door

Scarboro Hall,
1727 - 14th Ave SW

Newly paved parking!
Enter beside Tennis Courts

 Great Tango, Milonga & Vals from Golden Age Orchestras, 
Remastered Originals, Nuevo & Modern

Dance Tango from 8:00 pm
Appetizers & Dessert
Cocktail, Evening, Tango Chic Dress
Glass Service in Riedel Stemware & Libbey Glass
Cash Bar: Wine, Bubbly, Beer, Coolers, Non-Alcoholic Beverages
Complimentary:  Water, Tea, Coffee w milk, cream, honey, sugar, lemon

Next Milonga:  October 29th, 2011

We look forward to Welcoming You!

Epicurean Tango Society

403 540 2525
Epicurean Tango Society © 2010 - 2011


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Epicurean Tango Society Extends a Warm Welcome to Angel Coria, Argentine Tango Mini Festival August 4 to 7, 2011 in Calgary

Epicurean Tango Society
is pleased to continue

Technique Excellence & Musicality Series©

Angel Coria
Argentine Tango Mini Festival

August 4 to 7, 2011
12  Group Classes
4 Elegant Milongas;
Private & Semi-Private Lessons


Angel Fabian Coria

Dancer, Choreographer, Maestro of Tango & 
Judge, Tango de Salon, World Tango Festival, Buenos Aires
He was born on May 10, 1969, in a little town of the province of Chaco, Argentina

Angel is know as one of the principal dancers in the film Tango by Carlos Saura(1998), which was nominated for an Oscar and won the 1999 American Choreography Award of the Academy of Dance on Film. He not only played the roll of a dancer but the assistant of the choreographer played by Juan Carlos Copes.

As a dancer he exposes his passion with elegance and sensual style. There are two for Tango and a lot of passion, the dancer gives his vent to imagination and creativity to tell a story of love or hate in few minutes.  He transmits that deep connection not only to his partner but to the audience. 

He shared stage with great Tango Masters like Juan Carlos Copes(Play “Entre Borges y Piazzolla” (1997)won the “Estrella de Mar Awar”,and from 1998-2002 was part of Cope’s company, Mariano Mores(1995), Julian Plaza(1998), Maria y Carlos Rivarola (for world championship of Tango in 2002), Raul Lavie(1997),Virginia Luquez(2002-2005), Maria Granas(Play Copes Tango Copes 2002), Sexteto Mayor(Play “Tangos y Gaucho, Portugal, Spain Bulgaria1992), José Colangello (Japan, 1996) Osvaldo Berdincely (Japan 2003), Alberto Podesta(Spain and Portugal 1992) to name a few.

He was the director of choreography for many shows such us “Buenos Aires Bohemia” ((1998) Shanghai, China), El Viejo Almacen, Manofactura Papelera (Buenos Aires, Argentina.)He performed and was the director of choreography on TV (1990) “El Gran Debut”.

He teaches conferences worldwide.  He toured and performed in USA, China, Japan, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Serbia, Canada, Mexico, Ecuador, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Paraguay and Uruguay.

He is an experienced, dedicated and modest maestro.  When you meet Mr. Coria you will find precision, control, elegance, musical interpretation, approaching the interpretation to incorporate pauses, change of tempo, and listen to the melody instead of rhythm.  Listen to the partner and incorporate what, the partner communicates to him, but most important, to interpret with the energy formed by a close body connection.

In the class, he inspires an environment, to reveal and encourage personal creativity and potentials  ……the legs and feet have a very exclusive language capable of drawing silent shapes that reveals what words can’t do.  The Tango starts above, in the mind and goes down to the heart.

Mr. Coria is loyal to his essences he defends the traditional tango but he can merge the old time Tango with modern Tango without loosing his particular style.

He also was the Assistant Director and involved in the choreography for the National Ballet of Folklore (1990)

Angel Coria began dancing folklore at the age of 8 and made his professional debut in 1986 with the “Ballet del Plata” and won the Cosquin Award.

You’re invited to join with us to
Welcome Back
Angel Coria

Dancer, Choreographer,  Maestro of Tango & 
Judge, Tango de Salon, 
World Tango Festival, Buenos Aires

Experience the Maestro Angel ... Your Tango Will Soar

Epicurean Tango Society
is pleased to continue our

Technique Excellence & Musicality Series©
 introduced at our National Day of Tango Milonga
December 11, 2010

We proudly present Angel Coria, Tango Maestro 
and invite you to participate in this Exceptional Tango Experience!

Angel Coria’s 
Argentine Tango Festival 
is perfect for:

New Comers, Early Dancers, 
Intermediate & Experienced Tangueros

All Classes are 1 ¼ hours,
And includes
Variety of Teas, Coffee, Juice, Water plus 
Selection of Fruit, Cheese & Nuts to Rejuvenate!

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to Class Time
Drop-ins Welcomed & No Partner Required
Advance Registration helps us to evenly match partners,
which we have had great success with!

Epicurean Tango Society
Angel Coria’s 
Argentine Tango

Instructor’s discretion to:
Change classes and topics in order to improve the quality of the instruction.
Decide whether the workshop is suitable for Participants’ tango experience

Epicurean Tango Society
Angel Coria’s 
Argentine Tango Menu

August 4th to August 7th, 2011

Non-Transferable Passes 
Unused or Missed Events Hold no Cash Value
Register for Packages - Pay at Door 

Drop-ins Welcomed & No Partner Required
Advance Registration helps us to evenly match partners,
which we have had great success with!
Promo Prices Available at Door for Drop Ins too

Epicurean Tango Society
Angel Coria’s 
Argentine Tango Menu

We Support:
Slave Lake Disaster Relief

Change for Charity, Corkage for Charity & $5 Tango with Angel

To optimize your Tango Experience:

For your enjoyment, we highly recommend comfortable clothing and proper footwear:
Clothing should be loose, comfortable, no shorts and an extra shirt for men
Leather or suede soled shoes, pumps or training shoes
Bring extra shoes to refresh your feet! 
No sandals or wedge heels;
Please Be On Time
We are not responsible for personal injury or belongings

Private & Semi Private Bookings

All Classes include Tea, Coffee, Juice, Water & Light Snacks

Drop-ins Welcomed & No Partner Required
Advance Registration helps us to evenly match partners,
which we have had great success with!
Promo Prices now available at door for Drop In

Payment by Cash can be made at the Door for Lessons and Milongas
 Register by July 31st for BONUSES, Pay at door

Room must be cleared when class is finished. 
No Observers. No Exceptions.
Lessons/Passes are Issued in One Name & Non-Transferable
Lost Passes Subject to $20 Re-Issue Fee.  
No Refunds or Credit for Missed Classes.

No Substitutions on Promo Packages

Special Thank You To These 
Spectacular Sponsors for their Participation



Thank you for Supporting These Businesses!

Epicurean Tango Society's stated philosophy supports benevolent causes.
It was our pleasure to fulfill the impromptu invitation to dance Argentine Tango
 for the Heritage Day Festival at Prince's Island on Monday August 1st,2011
We have requested the $150 payment for sharing our passion
be donated to the Slave Lake Disaster Relief
Canada generously supports multi-culturalism, anyone who wants to share 
their traditions and culture should be willing to donate or volunteer 
3 to 20 minutes out of 365 days to show appreciation for a country that honours us. 
After all, it is your tax dollars and a small gesture of supporting those in a time of need.
We invite participants to join us for Slave Lake Disaster Relief
 I'll post your group on my site with your amount
for added marketing exposure.

Please forward this to everyone you know 
 Pay it Forward and help those in need, at home.

Angel Coria, Tango Maestro
Argentine Tango Mini Tango Festival
August 4 to 7th, 2011, Calgary

Don’t miss this sensational opportunity to allow your Tango to Soar with an Angel

We gratefully acknowledge these fine Calgary Businesses for their support and generous contributions to celebrate Angel Coria’s return to Calgary, after 2 very long years!

Friday August 5th, 2011 Milonga  Nuevo .. Argentine Empanadas

Vegetarian and Meat Tapas Feast - Saturday August 6th, 2011 Milonga

Dessert – Bougatsa & Mek Mek – Sunday August 7th, 2011 Milonga

Please send in your RSVP to ensure adequate food service, thank you!

4 Daily Draws – ticket included with Class &/or Milonga Entrance

For Students Enrolled in Classes – 1 Draw ticket for each Class:

APEX Massage Therapy, Gift Certificates

For Milonga Guests 1 Draw Ticket with Entrance
 Students Attending Milonga after Class, will receive an extra ticket for the Milonga Draw:

Luigi Bosca Wine

Plus Special Promotions for all Attendees from:

Gaucho’s Brazilian BBQ – Special Restaurant Offer
APEX Massage Therapy - Special Price
Calypso’s Taverna – Special Restaurant Offer
Fitness Plus – Special Gym Offer

Special Thanks to:

Magic Tours & Travel, and Spanish Radio for 
"Soy Latinoamericano", "Buscando America",


In the Year of the Tiger, great things were possible
A New Year … A New Idea … A New Club
Epicurean Tango Society

Although Calgary is a city of over one million people, the current tango community is quite small.

This club was created to offer an inviting and friendly milieu, within a nurturing community,
fueled with enthusiasm for Tango, a passion to learn, share, develop and surpass existing tango skills.

Epicurean Tango has attracted people who have never been exposed to Tango before, as well as,
Welcoming back those, who left and includes experienced Tangueros seeking a unique experience.

Tango in Calgary is in its early stages of a beautiful, blossoming garden with unlimited possibilities,unrestricted colour, unconditional acceptance filled with an  energy that fosters a positive, productive and progressive life journey to be shared.   You’re invited to join us.

The Argentine Tango Mini Festival covers 4 days & we’re excited to welcome Angel Coria!   
A tremendous amount of planning and preparation went into this programme and we extend an invitation to all participants to experience in a caring learning environment, with a Maestro.

Thank you for your support, bring your friends, boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife,
we’re here and we’re interested in your feedback, 
to continue to improve our standard of excellence.

Welcome to a unique and authentic Argentine Tango Experience!
Sandra Miller

Culture and philosophy is nothing without the people.
It is with great affection and appreciation we acknowledge
these friends for their support, contribution and participation
and sharing their love of dance, we are truly blessed with such gems:
Akram & Jennifer, Guylene Sene, David Somerville, Nebal Nosshi, Nadia Khalil,
Bruno Romero, Son of the Pharaoh, Moussa Machalani, Banuka Bakery, Ray & Jari Love, Fitness Plus, Get Ripped!, Leo Sato, Ricardo & Violeta, Jorge Romberg, Peter Knight, Woody Hamilton, Vincenzo & Ida - Tango Divino Edmonton, Sam & Rachelle, along with many others …

Special love to Ralph Bennetsen for his unconditional belief and unequivocal support
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We look forward to Welcoming You ...  Epicurean Tango Society © 2010 - 2011



Tango History

Coming Soon ...

Tango Etiquette

Coming soon

Tango Firsts

Creating a warm & welcoming community by celebrating:
monthly Birthdays with cards
Ethnicity - 64 countries + as Tango is danced around the globe!
Epicurean Tango Society
Alberta Performing Arts FIRSTS:
Argentine Tango Orchestra in Prairies
North American Premiere Alejandro Ziegler Cuarteto - Calgary!
Argentine Musician perform Argentine Music
2 Professional Argentine Tango Masters in
12 Day Argentine Tango Extravaganza!
Masters in Residence 26 Class Workshop


New Year, New Ideas, New Club Experience ... Tangueros comment

January 23rd, 2010, Inaugural Milonga

Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 10:38 AM

Hi Sandra,

Thank you very much to you and to Anthony for including me in this invitation. I would love to join you on such an important event but unfortunately I am away from Calgary in January and February. However, please keep me posted for any of your future events.

Thank you very much,

Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 12:06 PM


Hi Sandra,

In the spirit of cooperation, if you wish, we can advertise your milonga on our website. We can also send out notices to people in our mailing list.

Please let us know.

Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 2:09 PM

Re: Cooperation

In the spirit of cooperation, mucho gracias!

I have moved your Feb 5th Milonga notice up top :-)


Saturday, January 23, 2010 8:10 AM

esta noche...qué tengas una milonga muy exitosa!
(may you have a very successful milonga!)

Saturday, January 23, 2010 11:42 PM


~ Hope it was a wild and wonderful success for you tonight!
Hopefully the next Milonga after your Valentines one I will able to



Sunday, January 24, 2010 11:44 AM

Hi Sandra & Ralph;

Many thanks for sharing last evening & introducing me to dancing the Tango.

Considering all the hard work you put in to make these evenings successful Sandra.

May I suggest that you arrange to have someone else looking after kitchen duties so that you can be free to dance , mingle and have more fun.

I look forward to being with you both for Valentine's Milonga Feb. 13th.


Sunday, January 24, 2010 1:57 PM

Thank You So Much For All Your Hard Effort

Dearest Sandra and Ralph,

Can't begin to tell you, how much I appreciate your hard work, during last night event. Everything was done to perfection. Lots of work being put on Ralph and your shoulders, nonetheless, as the news will spread for next time event, the Valentine event will be a smashing hit.

Thanks again for everything. See you soon, and keep in touch.

Best and fondest personal regards to you and Ralph,


Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 2:14 PM

wonderul night it was

Hello Sandra ,

This is Naima , you should be exhausted after last night all works . I just want to thank you for all you did for Saturday night tango party, everything was wonderful looking forward to hear more and have similar events , count on me for
help in future .


Sunday, January 24, 2010 2:34 PM

Great time!!! What a Beautiful Milonga!!!!!!!!!!!

Hello Sandra,
Thank you very much for all your effort and hard work to organize such an amazing Milonga ... a HUGE thanks go to Ralph too!!!



Sunday, January 24, 2010 5:28 PM

hello sandra!!

i am so sorry i could not come out last night to support your grand opening!! i hope you did well and i wish you the best of luck ... i think you are doing a wonderful job. i will have to come to your one in march as i wont be here in february. let me know how it went ... im so excited for you!!

sarah kathleen

Sunday, January 24, 2010 9:06 PM

Hi Sandy

I adore you sweet spirit. Thank you for your suggestions :o).
Happy to hear all went well. I wish I could of been there with. Please pencil me in for Feb 13. I have nothing booked as of yet so I will put it in my calendar. The only thing the will stop me is a booking for an event. Talk Soon.

Peace and Happiness,

Monday, January 25, 2010 9:54 AM

Forwarded from Anthony ... So glad you enjoyed.....

Hi Anthony…It was a wonderful event. Thank you for your instruction.

Everyone seemed to enjoy the class.

Yesterday, I spent the afternoon with Frank and Tess. They took me to buy shoes and then we practiced for 2 hours. The shoes made a world of difference…Frank thought it was more his instruction….Ha, Ha!

Have a good week! See you soon….

Carole Anne

Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 11:18 AM

Hello Naima,

Thank you for such a beautiful note!

It was a pleasure to meet you and I am so happy to hear you had a wonderful evening!

I look forward to getting to know you and your generous spirit adding to the joy of each one to create a magical experience for all of us.

The next one is Saturday February 13th and I am trying to update the blog, as well as the details for that evening. I will send out a notice soon. We will have Champagne & Chocolate Milonga, plus a chocolate fountain w/cream puffs and fruit amongst other things!

with many thanks,

February 13th, 2010 Champagne & Chocolate Milonga

Wednesday, February 03, 2010 4:21 PM

Hi Kate,

Thank you for all your advice on the laws.
Since you're in Edmonton and will be unable to join us in Calgary for our Valentine's Milonga, I would like to refer you to Daniel & Vera at Casa Tango Edmonton They have a great passion for Tango and I know they would extend a warm welcome you and your husband.


Sandra Miller

Wednesday, February 03, 2010 11:33 PM

Re: Edmonton Tango

Hi Sandra,

Thank you for referring people from Calgary to us and we'll make sure we'll do the same here. Please find the attachment for our Valentine milonga. Thanks again.

Vera, Casa Tango Edmonton

Thursday, February 04, 2010 2:36 PM

Hi Sandra - this sounds FABULOUS - but unfortunately I can not attend this one... Keep me connected though.

Journey Joyfully


Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 11:05 AM

Hi Sandra,
With sincere regrets we will miss the Milonga due to a previous commitment. Thanks for all your work making these world class events happen,

Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 6:39 PM

Hello Sandra,

Thank you for your e-mail, and I am sorry we did not get your previous mails, this is the mail account we use the most, so you can always writte us to this address.

I am glad you found us on Youtube, if you want you can check out this
link, it is the latest version of our show "Tango-a-Tierra".

We wish you good luck with the new tango club, we will probably be there around may so we might be able to visit you there...

Kind regards,

Guillermo and Silvia


Thursday, February 11, 2010 11:16 PM

Hi Sandra, how are you?
Brenda & I would love to attend the milongas this Saturday. Do you have the address, time or other details? Would you need any help, setup, etc? Let us know.
-Danny & Brenda

Friday, February 12, 2010 12:50 AM

Hi Sandra

I hope all is well and primed for your spectacular event.

As it turns out I will be returning from Vancouver 9-10 Saturday evening. Bummer as I was looking forward to the entire evening. If time permits [today we had 2.5 hour delays - Security... Yukkk] I hope to stop by.

Good Luck - I have spread the word!!!


Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 1:20 PM

Re: Update for Champagne & Chocolate, Valentine's Milonga -

February13th, 2010

Mmmmm, sounds wonderful! Looking forward to it. Did you want us to bring anything food-wise?


Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 1:26 PM


I will have to come in March as I won't able to attend this Milonga. The menu looks incredible, by the way!


Sunday, February 14, 2010 8:47 AM

Sandra, Maaaarvellous dance last night.

kiss kiss


Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 11:09 AM


Hola Sandra, 1st of all THANKYOU so very much 4 organizing that fab milonga last evening!!! Leslie & I had a brilliant time! The lovely venue, delicious food, champagne, decor, music & fellow dancers made it a memorable night. I will be spending a few hours on Tuesday, Feb 23 in Calgary between 1:30 & 7 PM. Any chance you are available 4 a quick cup of tea during that time?

Ciao bella, Cathy y Leslie

Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 4:46 PM

Thank you for a fabulous time...

Hello Sandra,

I would like to let you know that I had a fabulous time in the Milonga last night.

The venue, the people, the conversations, the food, the music and the dancing were all enjoyable. In addition, the promotion of multi-culture - giving out red pockets for the Chinese New Year was noted and appreciated!

I also enjoyed dancing a little bit of other Latin dances – Cha cha, Salsa, Merenge, Cumbia and Rumba. Thank you.

I look forward to attending the next Milonga. Hopefully, you and I could dance a song or two.

Happy Valentine’s Day!


Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 7:54 PM

Well Done"
Hello Sandra,
Thank you very much, it was really nice and I had a great
time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! another thanks go to Ralph...

Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 11:38 PM

Sandra;;;;;Thanks for your and Ralphs effort to provide the social
continuity of epicuriantango.

I had a wonderful talk with the lady who was at the table with me and

Thanks for your introductions to tango and people. I enjoyed that very much.


Monday, February 15, 2010 12:13 PM

forwarded from Anthony re: The Argentine Tango

Hi Anthony;

I enjoyed your Tango demonstrations, you are poetry in motion on the dance floor.

I really appreciated having the opportunity to share your table & visit with you in addition to receiving your patient Tango instructions.

It is very gracious of you to offer to teach me to dance the Argentine Tango and I am enthusiastically looking forward to mastering this very expressive Dance.

I realize that You are celebrating The New Year of The Tiger and The Olympic games are also being televised, however, I will make myself available at your convenience.

Gung Hay Fat Choy

Ron Edgar

Monday, February 15, 2010 12:32 PM

Another Home Run

Hi Sandra & Ralph;

Thanks to You & Ralph for hosting a beautiful event.

Sandra's untiring organizational abilities combined with Executive Chef Ralph's culinary expertise set the tone for a delicious evening of music for tango.

Anthony's dance instruction was also much appreciated and I had a fabulous time.

Congratulations for hitting another home run,


Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 1:20 PM

Gung Hay Fat Choy to you too Ron,

Thanks for the praise. Remember, it is the lady that makes a guy look good on the dance floor, ALWAYS.

Us guys are merely coat hangers, our partners are the beautiful fabrics hanging on, our job is to debut the fabrics in attractive waves of wind.

Certainly nice to connect up with you, I shall make some arrangement to get you a good training partner and we shall take your dancing to serveral nodges up in no time.

Stay tune and take care,


Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 9:58 PM

Re: Valentine Milonga

Hi Sandra

It was an wonderful event! We are looking forward to the March one.
Thank you so much for organizing them!

Andrew and Katherine

Sun, Feb 21, 2010 at 2:44 PM

Saturday evening
Sandra and Ralph...I had a wonderful time getting to know everyone ... ....Thank you for the invitation.... Sorry I will probably miss Thursday night due to out of town commitment. Have a great week....

See you soon and merci beauchoup....Carole Anne

Monday, February 22, 2010 2:48 PM

Why are you not on Facebook yet? An ETS Facebook group would be a great tool in your very capable


Sorry to sound over-excited, but it is great seeing somebody do things right for once :)


Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 3:49 PM

Hi Sandra&Ralph

Thank you for a magnificent night last Saturday.It is such a great pleasure for me , to know such a nice, generous, classy, artistic friends like you, I'm happy that I'm in your community.-See you soon.

with love


Tuesday, February 23, 2010 11:19 AM

Re: * * * N E W * * * Tango Practica

Cool. My respect for you continues to grow :)


Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 8:57 PM

Glad to contribute, Sandra and thanks for the invitation. You and Ralph and become a very important social centre for tango in Calgary very quickly!

Sorry I left early. I've been working very long days during the week, part of the weekend, because a broker has left and I'm taking over his book. That is on top of my regular work and although it's rewarding it's very tiring! As well, I've been fighting sinusitis for weeks now (I really don't like taking antibiotics), so I need lots of sleep.

Take care, see you on the dance floor soon,


Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 1:28 AM

Hello Sandra,

Thank you for having us. I really had a good time,, food was good, wine was good, and the company was excellent. The discussion at the end was really interesting..hi.hi
The muffins reached our home. I defend them in the car from Dragos...he,he,he. Izabela said that you are an excellent cook . She really enjoyed the Shepard's pie.

We look forward to meet again in the near future.

Thursday, February 25, 2010 1:18 AM

Hi Sandra;

I will look forward to being with You & Ralph on the evening of March 20th/2010.

Thank you for your kind assistance & patience teaching me The Tango.

I will see you thursday evening for the Practica.



On 25-Feb-10, at 11:14 AM

Hi Ron!

I'm so pleased you'll be joining us for the Mardi Gras Milonga!

We have all been where you're at, but part of the Tango spirit is to share that joy. In Tango, you are always learning.

It is a pleasure to see your enthusiasm and there is no doubt with guidance from Anthony, Tess and Frank plus your keen desire to Tango, it will soon flow.

It is practice, perseverence and more practice, but there is no doubt - you will develop into a beautiful Tanguero, especially with your tall frame and long legs.

We believe in you and know, the butterfly that resides within will emerge.

See you this evening!


Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 12:13 PM

Re: Mardi Gras Milonga - March 20th, 2010

Looks smashing!!!
xo xo

Visit The Vamp!

Thursday, February 25, 2010 7:03 PM

Many thanks for your encouragement Sandra

I look forward to being with you tonight - ron

On 25-Feb-10, at 11:42 PM


You made amazing progress this evening!! With your enthusiasm and everyone around, you will be

Tangoing women off their feet ;-)

Thank you for your help and I'm so happy you're part of our community.

with love,

Friday, February 26, 2010 10:16 AM

Hi Sandra;

Thank you for introducing me to Tango & your encouragement provides even more incentive to improve.

Unfortunately I am unable to join you for sundays Tango Practica as I will be with my son Mike this


I look forward to being with you for more Tango next week.

I hope you have an enjoyable weekend Sandra.

With love,


Wednesday, March 03, 2010 10:55 PM

Hola Guylene, Sandra, Ralph,

Couldn't make it to tango tonight because I'm packing for a four day trip to Banff - leaving

tomorrow and reutrning Sunday - and then for my trip to AR, which leaves Monday morning. I'll be

back for the next tango night at DQ March 24, dance on in the meantime!

Sandra and Ralph, hope your next milonga is a smashing success!



Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 1:26 PM

Hello Sandra!!!

How are you?

Thanks for your e-mails and for the reminder for the Tango Practica on Thursdays and Sundays.

I will be there on Sunday for sure.!!! I will not be able to go on Thursdays because I have some classes in Bow Valley at that hour.

By the way, I would like to confirm my assistance to the Milonga on March.

The last Milonga was incredibly beautiful. I enjoyed every part of it: the decorations on the tables, the music , the food -which was so delicious- and the most important part: all the people who made an extraordinary atmosphere.

Everybody was still there at 1am. It is a pity that I had left because the cab was already there waiting for me, but for the next Milonga I will take the necessary previsions to leave it later.


Thanks again for such incredible organization, for your effort and enthusiasm to organize it, a marvelous option that is already lighting the Tango life in Calgary.



... much more to be posted

September 24, 2012

Dear Sandra I am proud of you represent a culture if my loved country where I am born Argentina thank very much for the value you give to my culture like the Tango hope one day you visit Caminito in la Boca Buenos Aires in the name of my fellow Argentina we say thank very much to show Tango dance wish you the best success in your artistic career Congratulation
. Ofelia Elena Ferreira You deserve my dear god bless you

Sun, Sep 30, 2012 at 8:23 AM

Hi Sandra and Ralph,

THANK YOU so much for bringing in Marcos and Ruta to Calgary for not only are they such super nice people, they are incredible teachers! Over the years, I have taken many dance disciplines and private lessons and I believe that they are simply the best ... at least for the way I learn.

Thank you too for a wonderful evening last night. You and Ralph have done a wonderful job in organizing the event ... you both also looked super last night.

Wishing you both big success in all your future endeavors!


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