December, 2018 at Firehouse Tango
No birthdays, just great dancing, eating, and socializing with wonderful people.
Christmas/Hanukah/New Years celebration milonga. See below.
Anniversary of Marie and Francis Gregoire
Francis and Marie are great Firehouse supporters who have been with us practically since the beginning. We are always lucky to be able to host any Gregoire celebration, and their anniversary is no exception. Francis will start the dance with Marie, and then all the tangueros will cut in to tango with Marie and the tangueras will did the same for Francis. We usually celebrate their anniversary with a feast of chicken, ribs, shrimp and chocolate cake generously provided by the celebrants. For cortinas, I will use Francis and Marie's anniversary music from their fortieth anniversary three years ago.
Sue out A Team takes over. See below for details. Not sure yet who will DJ birthdays, just great dancing, eating, and socializing with wonderful people.
Firehouse Tango will celebrate all the holidays on Thursday, December 13th.
As usual, expect wonderful friends, door prizes, food, and dancing; but dress for a party. Holiday cortinas and the decorated hall will set the mood, and we'll give you an extra half hour to celebrate. Keep your eyes open for the yearly visit from Santa. I heard that he will travel all the way from Colorado to join us.
As always, our $15 admission charge will also include beginner (7 - 7:30) and intermediate (7:30 - 8:30) lessons taught by Fran Chesleigh and buffet dinner.
Holiday Milonga at Firehouse Tango December 13th
Bring a dish to the Holiday Milonga on December 13th
Here are the contributions so far for our holiday milonga. Please let us know if you would like to bring something:
If you would like to make something for the Christmas/Hanukah/New Years milonga, please let me know. It doesn't even have to be home made
Sue out December 27
Sue off to Maryland and Florida
I'll be spending Christmas with my family in Maryland and then flying down to Florida to spend New Years with my sweetie. Fortunately, I can leave my baby (That would be Firehouse Tango) worry free because I have incredible friends who are more than willing and able to keep the Firehouse fires burning brightly. Please support our wonderful back-up team.
The logistics - The A Team
Terri Lopez (Wonder(ful) Woman - see above for proof) and Steve Turi (aka Superman) have generously offered to head up our milonga logistics team in addition to their normal invaluable weekly help. The tasks involved in running Firehouse are monumental, and we are incredibly fortunate to have so many fabulous friends willing to step in whenever needed.
But What about the Music?
Not to worry. While we are away, your tangos, milongas and valses will be spun by fabulous guest DJ, Al Ko, who has been our Firehouse friend since the days at Firehouse # 4 in Paramus. Al has DJ'd in many places, including Stardust Dance Studios and all of the Tango Loco Milongas. You will love his music.
How about the newsletter?
This Firehouse Tango newsletter has been published nearly every week since March, 2002 and thanks to Fran and Pat, the next two weeks will be no exception.
Among his countless talents, our remarkable instructor, Fran Chesleigh, is a professional writer. As always when I am out, he and his equally extraordinary assistant, Pat Altman, flawlessly and with a style of their own, take over the task of writing the Firehouse Tango newsletter. I will send his handiwork out when I return.