May, 2018 at Firehouse Tango

May 3 - Birthday of Francis Gregoire


May 10 - Birthday of Marta Bautis - lesson by Walter Monteblanco


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May 17 - Birthday of Gay Fallows


 Gay returns to Firehouse ocassionally in between extensive world travels with her husband and our dear friend, Walter. I think everyone agrees with me that her birthday celebration at Firehouse is always worth staying home for.  .  


Gay has been a Firehouse friend for years, and we are always happy to celebrate with her. Walter will start the birthday dance, and then all of the Firehouse milongueros will join in.


Walter, as usual,  will bring a fabulously delicious cake and bottles of champagne that will disappear very quickly.

May 24 -Firehouse Tango 15th anniversary -


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May 31 - No celebrations - Just great dancing and socializing


Next Thursday, May 10 - Birthday of Marta Bautis, Lesson by Walter Monteblanco



Birthday of Marta Bautis


Marta Bautis has been around tango for a long time.  She is a terrific dancer who loves dancing at Firehouse, and you can find her there most Thursday nights. Marta will pick the lucky guy to start the birthday tango and one after another, the Firehouse Tangueros will love cutting in.

Marta is an Argentinean filmmaker who began her career as a photojournalist and has worked throughout Latin America. She is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work has been screened at numerous national and international film festivals. She is also a faculty member at the School of Contemporary Arts, Ramapo College of New Jersey and founder of Tiempo Azul Productions.



Fran out - Lesson by Walter Monteblanco

Fran and Pat will go on a well-deserved vacation to England, so they will be out on May 10th.  Walter Monteblanco will fill in for the day.

Walter has taught Argentine Tango since long before I knew it existed.  He taught regularly in New York and New Jersey until he retired and began his career as a world traveler.  He and his wife, (our dear friend Gay),  visit Firehouse often and most of you know them.  Join us for this fun evening including the beginner (7 - 7:30) and intermediate (7:30 - 8:30) lessons by Walter.   


Last Thursday, May 3 - Birthday of Francis Gregoire




Francis and Marie Gregoire have been coming to Firehouse for many years and have been to Buenos Aires with us three times, and we are honored to have been able to celebrate Francis' birthday last Thursday.  Francis started the birthday tango with Marie and then the lucky ladies began cutting in (me first). Francis is a terrific dancer, and it was  delightful.



We were treated to a rendition of the couple's showcase vals, and I   used the music from their 40th anniversary for cortinas. 


Francis and Marie always outdo themselves with the food, and this time was no different. We had ribs, wings, and decadent chocolate cake.


If heaven is anything like celebrating ones birthday at Firehouse Tango, it has a lot to recommend it.  Frankly, Id rather be at Firehouse.  Thank you lovely tangueras, for a birthday memory I shall cherish.  Con mucho amore,
                                                                Steve Turi

I keep saying I do not want to celebrate any more birthdays, but how many men will line up to dance with me, if not for the traditional tributes on birthdays.....oh  well, you know that is not really true because our tanqueros dance with all of the ladies...
                                                                Terri Lopez
 Firehouse Tango started in 2003 and has been going strong ever since.  Amazingly, we are still here, celebrating our fifteenth anniversary. 


We are planning to add lots of extra-special delights next Thursday including.


  •           Extra hour of fun and dancing
  •           Door prizes        
  •          Let's dress up and have a ball.
  •           Sue will make her famous brisket with carrots, string beans, and potatoes and Terri will make her equally famous arroz con pollo.  If anyone else would like to bring something for the occasion, please let me know.   


As always, admission of $15 includes dinner, lesson, dancing and socializing with some of the nicest folks around.  The event is at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 105 Grove Avenue, Maywood, NJ 07607.  For additional information call Sue at  201-826-6602


The schedule for the evening is:

7:00 - 7:30      Basic Argentine Tango lesson with Fran Chesleigh & Pat Altman 

7:30 - 8:30          Intermediate Argentine Tango lesson with Fran Chesleigh & Pat Altman   

8:30 - 10:00     Buffet opens and recorded music for dancing by DJ Sue

10:00 -            drawings

10:30 - 12:00    Dancing to recorded music by DJ Sue

Admission includes dinner, lesson, dancing, and socializing with some of the nicest folks around