Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Epicurean Tango Society's 2nd Big Birthday Bash Review: Celebrating Argentina’s Nation’s Day & Queen Victoria’s Birthday


Epicurean Tango Society's
2nd Big Birthday Bash 
Milonga & Workshops
May 21 to May 23 2011
celebrating:
Argentina's Nation's Day – established May 25th, 1810
Queen Victoria's Birthday – born May 24th, 1819

Epicurean Tango Tantalized and Satisfied the Senses with 4 Tango events, over the long weekend in Calgary! It would have been nice to hop on the personal jet to Buenos Aires, but since it was in for servicing, we decided to bring Argentina to Calgary!  With 2 workshops, a Saturday Milonga and Sunday Tango Social, we Tango'd the long weekend away!! If you are a Tango dancer, no doubt, this was the place to be: lots of tango dancing, fun, socializing, learning, eating, mingling, laughter, great music and break through moments!  What else would a Tango'd Tanguero / Tanguera appreciate?  Thus, the Epicurean Tango Experience continued with draws and gifts for: a massage to soothe, a gym membership to stretch and wine to indulge. Now that's a sensational mind, body and soul Tango weekend!  We had workshops to learn and improve our technique mixed with fun, happy people, who share a passion for dancing Tango!!  A tantalizing tango trattoria and an infused weekend of Epicurean Tango Experiences, thanks for making it magical!
Outstanding, light cake w dulce de leche from Banuka Bakery
Today, May 25th we celebrate 
Argentina's Nation's Day est 1810 
and 
Queen Victoria's Birthday, born 1819.

The May Revolution or May Week – May 18th to 25th, 1810 was a crucial change that marked a before and an afterwards in Argentine history. Argentina's citizen's decided they should rule, in the Spanish King's stead since he was imprisoned by Napolean Bonaparte. On May 25th locals gathered in Plaza Mayor, demanding news about what was going on. The local officials responded by acknowledging the authority of the Revolutionary Junta, thereby establishing the First National Government. It took 6 years before Argentina's Independence was achieved from Spain, July 9, 1816.

RSVP for Epicurean Tango's 2nd Milonga celebrating Argentina's Independence Day, July 9, 2011.


Victoria Day (always on a Monday before May 25th) celebrates Queen Victoria, born May 24, 1819, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Empress of India. Established as a holiday in 1845, but in 1901 became a national holiday, Empire Day in 1901 for those in British Empire. In 1952 an amendment was made to the Canadian Statutes, whereby, May 24th, became the official celebration Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II, birthdays for which we have a long weekend in Canada. 


So celebrate we did, with a trattoria of 4 tantalizing 
epicurean tango events to satisfy the senses!

This weekend's Technique Excellence & Musicality Series© with Vincenzo and Ida, Tango Divino Edmonton on: Essential Technical Elements: Balance, Pivots, Rotation. Saturday's workshop featured Front & Back Ocho, Sanguichito, Parada, Barrida & Gancio.


Although we planned a few surprises, last week's full moon certainly had its devilish fun with everyone as well as delivery of many wonderful surprises to coincide with the Victoria Day long weekend and Argentina's Nation's Day.

 
We barely finished the workshop only to discover Ralph was late arriving to a locked shop with the Argentinean empanadas inside!!! YIKES!!! Numerous frantic calls were made to the shop and the owner, but it was the long weekend … Akram's quick thinking saved the day as we were able to replace the entire order with Lebanese fatayer. 
Ironically with the very same savory fillings: Beef, Chicken, Spinach plus Potato that were very flavourful with tasty pastry to complement the fresh pico de gallo, guacamole, chips and salada.




The silver lining, revealed itself and this weekend was memorable for many reasons: first of all, it didn't snow!!

The earlier workshop with Vincenzo and Ida was greatly enjoyed. Returning to the hall, Guests began to arrive, emanating a sense of fun, laughter and joyful energy … the women were glowing beautifully: sexy dresses, little hats, sweet hand bags, seductive shoes to entice the men, "c'mon let's tango" … the men were handsomely dressed, nicely groomed with freshly pressed shirts and pants, haute socks peeked out from a few pant legs and a suave tuxedo clad tanguero. Breath taking!

Reconnections, new introductions, table selections made, a little mingling and another Epicurean Tango Milonga begins! It was our pleasure to welcome Vicente and Cristina from TangoPlus Edmonton and one of the original founders of Club Tango Argentino in 1999/2000, Fern Lockwood. It was heart warming to see the surprise of re-acquaintances from past times!

Mervin & Tanya, May 2010 Milonga
So just when you think it can't get any better, this special note from Tanya, arrived, "Sandra, I wish I could attend because a year ago at this very function I was on my first date with my now husband. It would have been amazing to celebrate in the same place, but we are in the UK, so unfortunately a little too far to go. Have a wonderful party!"


 The smiles tell all in this photo from May 2010! Dear Tanya and Mervin, I shared your note at the Milonga and we sent out a big CONGRATULATIONS to you, "our first Epicurean Tango wedding" … how amazing! Our best for a wonderful life wherever you and Mervin choose to be!" Closer than Calgary, I know you'll feel right at home with our friend Leszek and Jocelyne at Tango de la Rosa. We look forward to your company, whenever you visit or return to Calgary!


On top of this wonderful news, we celebrated 16 birthdays, if I missed you, please let me know! Yet, with the joy, we recognize how precious life is, when loss occurs. Our prayers go to Vaughan for his brother and Dina for her mother, as well as, each of your families.


We danced, ate, drank, talked, reconnected, celebrated birthdays and weddings, gave our condolences, ate dessert.  The evening was infused with a beautiful tango magic befitting of a long weekend gathering!


It is with great appreciation, Epicurean Tango acknowledges the following 
Sponsor Partners for their generous support and congratulates the draw winners:


APEX Massage Therapy: ½ Hour Massage - Tess Martinez
Kensington Wine Market: Argentine's Durigutti – Ida Renzi

  Banuka Bakery (formerly Cakeland)
Soy Latinoamericano & Buscando America

  In addition to the above, we were excited to offer 

each Guest one of these Generous Gifts:
APEX Massage Therapy - $20 off 1 hour Massage Certificate, 2 locations
Fitness Plus – 1 Month Full Membership, 2 locations

If you attended the Milonga/Workshops/Social 
and didn't receive either, please contact me!

Epicurean Tango Experiences Satisfy Tangueros' Senses


Next came dessert, tea and coffee! Not only did we have the Big Birthday Cake that was so light, moist and filled with dulce de leche but Alfonso surprised us, with a wonderful "Brazo de Mercedes"! It was so light, that in no time flat it disappeared, alongwith the birthday cake … so we had to shake it a little more with Salsa, Bachata, Swing, and Tango.


 Another joyous Milonga comes to a close, as satiated tangueras and tangueros said good night, drove home and dreamt of the evening's company, conversation, camaraderie, food and fun ... always dancing another tango.
 

 Sunday night, we were ready to return for Workshop #2 with Vincenzo and Ida to pick up where we left off on Saturday. Tangueros are attracted to these, 'must attend workshops' due to their teaching knowledge, experience, approach, care and ability to help each progress in their tango journey, whatever level they're at. For me, that embodies Epicurean Tango, Technique Excellence Philosophy.



As we concluded our 2nd Workshop and 3rd event, I am always deeply touched by the participants and Tango Divino. To see the bond developing, to hear the students' "aha" connecting to the teaching, to feel the difference in their Tango and the unconditional sharing of Tango Spirit is gratifying. Thanks to all of you for such an amazing gift and blessing. With the "work" out of the way, Vincenzo & Ida, thanked everyone for coming out and encouraged each one to practice what they taught over the weekend. Come practice what you learned and smooth out your movements at Epicurean Tango Practicas, Sunday and Wednesday 7 to 11 pm - 1 hour Summer Bonus.


Let the Sunday Tango Social Begin!
Tango, Milonga & Vals from Golden Age Orchestras, Remastered Originals, Nuevo & Modern

A Sunday Tango Social is perfect for a long weekend and Tangueros thought too! So event #4 flowed smoothly from the workshop, as more dancers arrived.  We talked, danced tango, laughed, danced milonga, mingled, danced vals! We drank a little wine, tea, coffee, water, juice and ate the amazing cake with rich icing and lots of dulce de leche filling!  

One last piece of business to attend to, included with the Victoria Day Package was an extra draw ticket! 


APEX Massage Therapy: ½ Hour Massage - Alex Postman
Epicurean Tango: 6 Practica Pass – Hendrik Lumumba

  Special Thanks to these Sponsor Partners:
Banuka Bakery (formerly Cakeland)
Soy Latinoamericano & Buscando America

  In addition to the above, we were excited to offer 

each Guest one of these Generous Gifts:
APEX Massage Therapy - $20 off 1 hour Massage Certificate, good at 2 locations
Fitness Plus – 1 Month Full Membership, good at 2 locations
If you attended the Milonga/Workshops/Social 
and didn't receive either, please contact me!

Epicurean Tango Experiences Satisfy Tangueros' Senses


With all the wonderful attributes of Vincenzo and Ida, I believe their most magnetic appeal is their vivacious tango spirit. They tango, milonga and vals with every Tanguera/Tanguero, regardless if someone is new to tango, new to the club, reconnecting or intermediate.  It is this warm, welcoming tango spirit, within a friendly milieu that we embrace.  A tango culture to expand the community.  Welcome to Epicurean Tango


 
Sultry Summer Milonga
Saturday June 11, 2011
Scarboro Hall

  Summer Social Practica & Technique Excellence
$7 includes tea, coffee, juice & water
7 to 11 pm (1 hr bonus)
Sunday & Wednesday
Scarboro Hall
 
See left side of site for
 Summer Schedule
Milongas & Simply Tango
 
Epicurean Tango Society
c: 403 540 2525
w: http://EpicureanTangoSociety.blogspot.com

  We look forward to Welcoming You
Epicurean Tango Society © 2010 - 2011

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Epicurean Tango Society, 2nd Big Birthday Bash Milonga, May 21st, 2011 Victoria Day Long Weekend


2nd Big Birthday Bash Milonga
1st Canadian Tango Club to celebrate
201 años, Argentino & Queen Victoria
  Saturday May 21, 2011,
Tango Victoria Day Long Weekend

Scarboro Hall,
1727 – 14 Avenue SW
Tango from 7 pm, Tango Chic Dress, Cash Bar
Dinner - Argentine Empanadas
Birthday Cake
Birthday Gifts
Draws


   Advance RSVP $25 or $40 at Door
You & Your Friends are invited to RSVP for this Private Event


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


Celebrate 
Argentina's Nation's Day 

Queen Victoria's Birthday



Save $25 with the Victoria Day Birthday Package: $60 *

2 Workshops, 
Saturday Milonga 
Sunday 3 Hour Social
4 Tango Events to Enjoy!
* includes draw ticket for:
APEX Massage - 1/2 Hour Massage
Epicurean Tango Society - 6 Practica Passes


2 WEEKEND TANGO WORKSHOPS:
Technique Excellence & Musicality Series©
Essentials Technical Elements: Balance, Pivots, Rotation

  Scarboro Hall
 
Saturday May 21st – 2 to 4 pm $25
Front & Back Ocho, Parada, Sanguichito, Barrida and Gancio
Sunday May 22nd – 7 to 9 pm $25
Building on Previous Days' Workshop: Ocho Cortado, Calesita / Volcada

Sunday Evening Practica 
Replaced with Workshop & Social


updated
Sunday Tango Social Only:
9 pm to 1 am, $10 with Cash Bar


We look forward to Welcoming You
Epicurean Tango Society © 2010 - 2011
w: http://EpicureanTangoSociety.blogspot.com

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Tango Birthday Workshop - Technique Excellence & Musicality Series©


You're Invited to Join
Epicurean Tango Society
with
Tango Divino Edmonton
for
Technique Excellence & Musicality Series©
  Passionate Students of Tango, 
Instructors Vincenzo & Ida
dance like notes in the music:
clean technique with expressive musical spontaneity

Celebrate Argentina's Nation's Day & Queen Victoria's Birthday!
Technique Excellence & Musicality Series©
Essential Technical Elements: Balance, Pivots, Rotation


Victoria Day Birthday Package: $60
2 Workshops, Saturday Milonga & 3 Hour Social


  Scarboro Hall
  1727 - 14 Avenue SW
Saturday May 21st – 2 to 4 pm $25
front & back ocho, parada, sanguichito, barrida and gancio
Sunday May 22nd – 7 to 9 pm $25
Building on Previous Days' Workshop: ocho cortado, calesita/volcada
 
Sunday Evening Practica Replaced with Workshop & Social

updated
Sunday Tango Social Only: 9 pm to 1 am, $10 with Cash Bar

RSVP to:
w: http://EpicureanTangoSociety.blogspot.com
2nd Big Birthday Bash Milonga
1st Canadian Tango Club to celebrate
201 años, Argentino & Queen Victoria

Scarboro Hall
  1727 - 14 Avenue SW

Save with Adv RVSP 
Saturday May 21st – 7 pm
Argentine Empanadas,
Birthday Cake, 
Birthday Gifts 
Draws
We look forward to Welcoming You
Epicurean Tango Society © 2010 - 2011

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Epicurean Tango Hosts - Summer Tango Practica – Bonus Hours, Starting May 11th to August 31st, 2011

Epicurean Tango Society

Practica …1 Hour Summer Bonus!
7 to 11 pm
Sunday & Wednesday
May 11th to August 31st, 2011
Scarboro Hall, 
 1727 – 14 Avenue SW
Summer Practica:
4 hours for $7 includes tea, coffee, juice & water

  Make your Tango lessons count!
Whether you're new or experienced,
Practice at Practica,
dance beautiful Tango at Milongas!
Socialize
Social Dance
Smooth out your Tango …
Practice with Tangueros of different levels
Learn Tango Etiquette

  Most importantly,
Enjoy our friendly and welcoming social milieu!
 
We look forward to Welcoming You
Epicurean Tango Society © 2010 - 2011
 

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Epicurean Tango Society: Gala Review – Smashing Success!


Epicurean Tango Society
Congratulates
on a Spectacular Finale for your

11th Annual Tango & Latin Gala!

Another Sell out!
Great evening with friends, fun, food and dancing
In Support of Japan's Disaster Relief

What an evening!  Everyone was elegant: the women coiffed, powdered, perfumed, dressed beautifully and oh, those shoes!!! The men, were handsome and dapper, especially those in tuxedos!

Bravo to Vincenzo & Ida Renzi of Tango Divino Edmonton, beautiful, technical and musical Social Tangueros and Argentine Tango teachers (register for next Calgary Technique Excellence & Musicality Series© Workshops on May 21st & May 22nd plus Milonga on Saturday night) who performed a Tango in the show!

It is through Vincenzo and Ida that we've been introduced to many wonderful Edmonton Tangueros, including a very special man. As a result of his embracing Tango Community Spirit, not only are Epicurean Tango Society events advertised in Edmonton, but included our promotion of the 11th Annual Tango & Latin Gala. It was wonderful for these Edmonton Tangueros to join in the Gala festivities: John, Vicente & Cristina, TangoPlus, Chantal & Lindsay, Vincenzo & Ida, TangoDivino!

I heard there were guests from Saskatchewan and other cities, but we didn't have the chance to meet you! 
Please let us know who you are!  Last year, we had the pleasure to meet and continue our friendship with Lezsek from England! 

Thank you to the energy charged performers who entertained us!  Fantastic!
 

Then came the featured performers, Fabian and Roxana who captivated us!   I had heard from a few people, "… you will love them ...they're the consummate entertainers … ". We watched YouTube and enjoyed them, looking forward to their arrival. But to see them in person, this is what truly takes your breath away!


So we finally met them at the Tango Camp: beautiful people, caring instructors and excellent demonstrators, lessons enjoyed immensely by all!

We enjoyed them moreso with our private lesson, and then shared a pizza afterwards!

Having travelled extensively in Canada and the USA for business, with attendance to many shows, receptions, cocktails, dinners and events, Roxana and Fabian's performance went far beyond tango choreography.

Their breathtaking Tangos and Milonga (actual Milonga vs Tango to Milonga) was remarkable for its razor sharp precise technical speed, complex interplay of footwork, rotations, wraps, amagues and lifts, expressed within exceptional musicality that captivated every sense of your being ... a total epicurean experience! They were the physical embodiment of the music, that never wavered, playful, lightning quick or super sensuously slow, tension filled, complicated and totally mesmerizing!

There was no doubt, from the smashing applause with a standing ovation that everyone else felt exactly the same way! I heard Karina – the beautiful and engaging tango singer for Orquesta Libertango say, in 6 years of her attendance, it is the first Standing Ovation at Gala!! BRAVO Roxana and Fabian!!!


After their show, Fabian continued to entertain the guests by playing bandoneon with Orquesta Libertango, what a great pleasure!


At Leo's request, Epicurean Tango Society helped with  the Silent Auction. Thank you to Akram and Jennifer; to Doug for processing, Silent Auction payments and direct donations
on behalf of the Canadian Red Cross plus liquor ticket sales. I know there were many volunteers in a variety of capacities to ensure your Gala experience was a good one and very much appreciated!   Lastly, thank you to Magic Tours for processing payments, donations and contributions for the 11th Tango & Latin Gala.

Thank you to each of the Donors for your generous contributions!


Congratulations to the Winning Bidders who came with open hearts 
to help support the Japanese Disaster Relief Fund via Canadian Red Cross:

Latin Vibe: Burlesquercise Package w/Feather Boa – Karina Szulc

DanceSport MD: 2 Private Ballroom Lessons – Mona Dallman

Alberta DanceSport: 2x 4 Week Group Lessons – Mona Dallman

Studio School of Dance: 4 Week Group Lessons– Patrick Collins

DanceCalgary.com: 4 Priv lesssons w Leo Sato – Alanna McDonald (contact me)

DanceCalgary.com: 4 Tango T-shirts, Hat & Tango Video – Jim Pearson

EpicureanTangoSociety: Milonga, Wine, 10 Practicas, 2 WS for 2 – Lorraine Aha

Janet Horbacio Photography: Portrait Session & 8x10 Photo – Ruben Franise

Il Centro Restaurant: Gift Certificates – Jim Pearson

Violet Duclose: Rosswater, Eau de Rose, etched glass Vase – Donna Pearson

DancEnergy: 2 Privates, 1 Group, 1 Practice Party for 2 – Letitia Kenney

Tango Divino Edmonton: Sixth Sense Spa Basket – Kris Baranski

DanceCalgary.com: 26 Tango CD's w/CarryCase – Ralph Bennetsen

Yann's Haute Patisserie: Sweet Treats w/ Certificate – Lynn Tsutsumi (contact me)

Alberta DanceSport: 10 Friday Passes – Mona Dallman

DanceCalgary.com: 14 Asst'd Salsa CD's – Kurt Rinclef

DanceCalgary.com: 2 T-shirts, Tanks and Shoe Bags – Donna Pearson

Thank you to all who participated in this Gala, donated directly to the Red Cross and this year's Silent Auction! Better luck next year to submit a winning bid!

Leo Sato of DanceCalgary.com will be announcing total dontations to the Canadian Red Cross from the 11th Annual Final Tango & Latin Gala.


 Congratulations Leo, on a wonderful evening!



  Epicurean Tango Society
We look forward to welcoming you in 2011


  Register for
Technique Excellence & Musicality Series©
May 21st and May 22nd at Scarboro Hall
Essential Elements to Enhance 
Balance, Rotations & Pivots:
Ochos, Parada, Ganchos, Calesitas, Volcado
with
Vincenzo & Ida, 
Tango Divino Edmonton

2nd
Big Birthday Bash 
Milonga


201 anos, Argentino 
Queen Victoria
Saturday May 21st , 2011

Use 2011 Gala Guide for Bonuses on:
Practicas
Milonga
Workshop


Register here, pay at the door
c: 403 540 2525
Epicurean Tango Society© 2010 - 2011

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Epicurean Tango Society Gala Guest Guide for DanceCalgary.com’s Spectacular Finale, May 7th 11th Annual Tango & Latin Gala 2011

This colour brochure was
at each place setting for
Gala Guests with Gifts

Epicurean Tango Society
Celebrates & Congratulates
Leo Sato & DanceCalgary.com's
11th Annual Tango & Latin Gala!
Join us for
Practicas, Milongas, Workshops,
Friends, Fun, Food, Drink and Great Tango!
http://EpicureanTangoSociety.blogspot.com

* * * * * * *
 You're Invited to Join
Epicurean Tango Society
with
Tango Divino Edmonton
for
Technique Excellence & Musicality Series©
Passionate Students of Tango,
dance like notes in the music:
clean technique with expressive musical spontaneity
 
Congratulations Dominique!!
Winner, Pair of 11th Annual Gala Gold Tickets
at our last workshop!

Colour Brochure at each
 Gala Guest's place setting included:


11th Annual Tango & Latin Gala
Epicurean Tango Society
4 Special Guest Gifts:
Practicas
Milonga
Workshops

Original Brochure Required for Redemption



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Epicurean Tango Society
Practica …1 Hour Summer Bonus!
7 to 11 pm
Sunday & Wednesday
May 11th to August 31st, 2011

Scarboro Hall, 1727 – 14 Avenue SW
Summer Practica:
4 hours for $7 includes tea, coffee, juice & water
 
Make your Tango lessons count!

Whether you're new or experienced,
Practice at Practica,
dance beautiful Tango at Milongas!
Socialize
Social Dance
Smooth out your Tango …
Practice with Tangueros of different levels
Learn Tango Etiquette
 
Most importantly,
Enjoy our friendly and welcoming social milieu!

  We look forward to Welcoming You
Epicurean Tango Society © 2010 - 2011



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2nd Big Birthday Bash Milonga
1st Canadian Tango Club to celebrate
201 años, Argentino & Queen Victoria

  Saturday May 21, 2011 
Victoria Day Long Weekend

  Scarboro Hall, 1727 – 14 Avenue SW

Tango from 7 pm, 
Tango Chic Dress, Cash Bar
Dinner (Argentine Empanadas),
Dessert, Birthday Surprises!!

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

  Epicurean Tango Society
RSVP to
w: http://EpicureanTangoSociety.blogspot.com


We look forward to Welcoming You
Epicurean Tango Society © 2010 - 2011

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Friday, May 6, 2011

Epicurean Tango Society Supports DanceCalgary.com Tango Camp with Roxana & Fabian for the 11th Annual Tango & Latin Gala


(Sunday May 8th Practica Closed – Happy Mother's Day)


  Epicurean Tango Society
is pleased to continue our support of
efforts to expand the Tango Community via education and exciting events!
 Epicurean Tango Society
Congratulates
DanceCalgary.com
another SELL OUT!
(few Standing Only tickets remain)


11th Annual Tango & Latin Gala


We'll see you at



Carpenter's Hall
6:30 pm Friday, May 6th, 2011
Last group lesson (privates available)
&
11th Annual Tango & Latin Gala
Polish Canadian Hall
Saturday May 7th, 2011 starting at 5:30 pm

* Last few Standing Room Tickets Available via:
or
#201, 2917 1A Street, SW,


  Silent Auction for Japan's Disaster Relief
Come prepared to generously bid on a variety
of wonderful items to support Japan
payment by cash, cheque VISA/MC.
Please pay Gala evening.

We look forward to seeing you at the Gala,
but if you can't join us
Donations of Any Amount will help
Please visit
Canada's Japan Relief Efforts

Join Epicurean Tango for
2nd Big Birthday Bash Milonga
May 21st, 2011 Victoria Long Weekend
Argentina's Nation's Day - 201 Years!
&
Queen Victoria's Birthday
Argentine Empanadas, Cake, Birthday Gifts


  RSVP to
c: 403 540 2525


  We look forward to Welcoming You
Epicurean Tango Society 2010 - 2011©

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Get Ready for the Gala Review … Technique Excellence & Musicality Series©


Thank you for joining
Epicurean Tango Society
with
Tango Divino Edmonton
for
Technique Excellence & Musicality Series©
Saturday April 30th & Sunday May 1st, 2011
at Sunalta Hall

What an exciting weekend of Tango!


From beginner to experienced Tanguero, regardless of how long one has danced our focus is Tango Fundamentals: establishing a solid foundation and continuous review.  Understanding how to master these critical elements with their integral interaction develops the improvised Tangueros' elegant movement and musicality.

  We hold Vincenzo and Ida dear because of their beautiful balance of technique and musicality infused with Argentine Tango knowledge, history and ease of teaching spontaneity and improvisation. We emphasize strong fundamentals which are delivered via personal attention to each Tanguero at their respective level, throughout the workshop. 

Demonstrating again, both Open and Close  Embrace.

Vincenzo and Ida's teaching led many to exciting 
personal progress being realized this weekend.   
This was the 2nd Men's and 1st Women's SCENT© Skills, Characteristics, Etiquette, Navigation, Technique© dedication to the fine nuances and finesse of Argentine Tango.  These two workshops were highly integrated with concentrated attention and
participation.  The result was a very intense day of learning. Vincenzo and Ida reviewed integral Tango movement exercises, and introduced a few new ones that will be incorporated into the regular Tango-cize we warm up with, at Practica on Sunday and Wednesday 7 to 11 pm – 1 hour bonus as of May 11th.


We are very pleased to host another evenly matched partner workshop!
No Practica Wednesday May 4th


  Epicurean Tango will see you at
Tango Camp with Roxana & Fabian
Carpenter's Hall 
May 4th to May 6th, 2011
&
11th Annual Tango & Latin Gala
Polish Canadian Hall 
Saturday May 7th, 2011

Join us for
2nd Big Birthday Bash Milonga
May 21st, 2011 Victoria Long Weekend
Argentina's Nation's Day - 201 Years!
&
Queen Victoria's Birthday

c: 403 540 2525
We look forward to Welcoming You … Epicurean Tango Society 2010 - 2011©

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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

Nor



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,
Anastassiia


Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 12:06 PM

Cooperation

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.

http://www.tangoynadamas.net

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 :-)

Sandra
http://epicureantangosociety.blogspot.com


Saturday, January 23, 2010 8:10 AM

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

Saturday, January 23, 2010 11:42 PM

Sandra,

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

come.

Jen

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.

Cheers!
Ron

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,

Nebal

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 .

Naima

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!!!

Besos

nadia

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,
Emjai
xx

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,
Sandra



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 www.casatangoedmonton.com. They have a great passion for Tango and I know they would extend a warm welcome you and your husband.

Sincerely,

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

Gwen

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,
Brian

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". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrjrUbkRujU

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

GUILLERMO SALVAT y SILVIA GRYNT



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.
Cheers,
-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!!!

Tom

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?

Sebastien

Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 1:26 PM

Sandra,

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

Jen

Sunday, February 14, 2010 8:47 AM

Sandra, Maaaarvellous dance last night.

kiss kiss

Christian

Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 11:09 AM


MILONGA

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!

Wai

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...
Besos
nadia

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
Debby.

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

Charles

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,

Ron

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,

Anthony

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

hands.

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

Dragos

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

Dina-

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 11:19 AM

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

Cool. My respect for you continues to grow :)

Dragos


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,

David

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.
Cristian.

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.

Cheers!

Ron

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!

Sandra
xo

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

Ron,

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,
Sandra
xo

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

weekend.

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

I hope you have an enjoyable weekend Sandra.

With love,

Ron

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!

abrazo,

David

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.

:D

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.

Regards,

JUAN CARLOS

... 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!

Regards,
Cynthia

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