Leo Gernovski and Melinda Ashley from Ultimate Tango

Leo Gernovski has been learning and dancing Argentine Tango since 2005. Within few month of the beginning of his tango journey, it became a passion and essential part of his life. In Boston he studied with Hernan Brizuela and many other local and visiting teachers, including great masters from Argentina, US and Europe.
In 2014 Leo along with his wife Olga became medalists of the First Annual Boston Argentine Tango Competition. Same year they started teaching and organizing Argentine Tango  throughout the Boston’s North Shore.
Leo’s dancing is passionate, musical, and eclectic. He draws on the richness of tango steps and styles in order to choose the one most appropriate for the moment, music, and his partner. He bases his dance and teaching on the strong technique, clarity of lead, and appreciation of mechanics of body movement. His engineering background and interest in martial arts allows him to deeply understand spacial and mechanical principles of dance, interaction of partner energies and to express complex tango concepts in a most accessible and logical way.


Revel in the romance of Argentine tango music and dancing en plein air at Tango in the Park
• FREE and open to the public
• 6:45 pm: Tango Dance Performance
• 7:00 pm: Introduction to Tango lesson with Boston masters
• 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm: DJ spinning a mix of traditional and alternative tango music.

Teachers and Guest Teachers

Listen, dance and delight in the magic of tango in the Park. FREE Beginner lesson at 7pm.

DJs and Guest DJs


Sat, September 9th LAST Tango in the Park in front of Boston Harbor Hotel

Performance: Anita and Hernan Brizuela  Lesson:Anita and Hernan Brizuela DJ: Grisha

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Grisha Khmyrov from Ultimate Tango

Grisha Khmyrov started learning tango in 2009 with Hernan Brizuela in Boston. Soon he found himself dancing every day and enjoying tango more and more. He visited Buenos Aires taking many workshops with tango maestros. His musical background (he composes and plays music in the band “Jamm” for decades) helps him have unique interpretation of tango. In 2012 he started DJing on Boston’s classic milongas as well as alternative ones. In 2013 Grisha started teaching tango at MIT. He graduated from Ultimate Tango Teachers Training Program and since then teaches at Ultimate Tango.


 

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SUMMER SATURDAYS 6pm - 9:30pm
ADMISSION: FREE

 

7:00 pm: Introduction to Tango

FREE lesson with Boston masters

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Pamela and Steve Slavsky from Tango Dogs

Pamela and Steve Slavsky began dancing Argentine tango in 2000. They live in the Boston area where they have been teaching since 2006. They have been invited to teach in communities around New England and have taught at festivals as well as for a number of local universities. They have been teaching classes for the MIT Argentine Tango Club since 2007. 

Pamela and Steve teach to promote tango’s unique charms as a social dance, emphasizing natural movement, connection, and musicality. In their classes they strive to keep students active and engaged in mind and body and promote learning through guidance as well as discovery. Their goal is to give students a foundation of skills rooted in traditional technique from which they can grow into versatile and curious social dancers. They continue to grow as dancers and teachers themselves through study, travel, and practice. Pamela also teaches the Alexander Technique and has taught social dance for over a decade. Steve is a tango DJ. They both enjoy long walks with their dog.



DJ Jessica "La Vitrolera"

Originally a classical clarinetist and music journalist, Jessica Schilling stumbled on a beginner tango class in 2008 and immediately stopped doing much of anything else. While her friends were leaving messages asking where she’d run off to, she was dancing — and later, DJing — all over the place, including playing music for dancers at the Denver Tango Festival, Albuquerque Tango Festival, ValenTango, Providence’s New Year’s Marathon, and encuentros and workshops across the U.S. She strives for a flow incorporating the best of the classic tango repertoire with the hidden gems and quirky treats that make a milonga memorable. Jessica’s strengths include accumulating frequent flier miles, dancing in inappropriate street shoes, and (hopefully) writing tango DJ bios. Her weaknesses include dulce de leche, tacky costume jewelry, and Caló with Berón.




Grisha Khmyrov and Natalia Outkina from Ultimate Tango

Grisha Khmyrov started learning tango in 2009 with Hernan Brizuela in Boston. Soon he found himself dancing every day and enjoying tango more and more. He visited Buenos Aires taking many workshops with tango maestros. His musical background (he composes and plays music in the band “Jamm” for decades) helps him have unique interpretation of tango. In 2012 he started DJing on Boston’s classic milongas as well as alternative ones. In 2013 Grisha started teaching tango at MIT. He graduated from Ultimate Tango Teachers Training Program and since then teaches at Ultimate Tango.


Tango in the Park takes place at High Street / Rowes Wharf Plaza. Across the street from Boston Harbor Hotel and its beautiful arch/copula.


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Rita and John Williams from Ultimate Tango

Rita and John Williams have been dancing since 2001.  They've been students of Ultimate Tango for many years.  Their first teacher was Fernanda Cajide, who, after 7 years, also trained them to teach beginners in a systematic manner emphasizing connection and technique. They taught for 3 years at New England Tango Academy with William Chen and studied for  2 years with Armando Orzuza and Nuria Martinez.   Rita competed in NY at the US Tango Championships and came 6th in the salon division. John has danced all over the world including Buenos Aires, London, Paris, Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, New Delhi, Beijing, Manila, Milan, Florence, Perugia, Capri, Madrid, Melbourne, Brisbane and Hong Kong.  Rita and John are currently studying with Hernan Brizuela and Anita Flejter at Ultimate Tango.  They both love the music, the embrace, the complexity and the improvisational nature of tango, not to mention the many friends they've made through this beautiful dance.


Volunteer at Tango in the Park

If you love Tango help us make Tango in the Park exceptional and extraordinary event.
•Are you a Tango Lover?  Contact us to help with set up and break down, flyers distribution, Social Media and other marketing efforts.
• Are you a local Tango Master?  Contact us if you wish to teach the FREE introductory lesson.
• Are you a Tango DJ (local or visiting)?  Contact us if you wish to DJ Milonga in the Park.

Hernan Brizuela and Anita Flejter from Ultimate Tango

Hernán Brizuela has taught and performed at various festivals, milongas and studios in New York and Massachusetts and most recently in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland and Argentina. He was a principal dancer in the off-Broadway dance play Let's Speak Tango and choreographed and starred in the short film Gardenias. He performed in the past four productions led by Maestro Romulo Larrea, Tango First Century, Spotlight on Tango, TANGOS: from Gardel to Piazzolla and TANGO for lovers across the United-States, Canada and Europe.


Anita Flejter, originally fascinated by International Style Competitive Ballroom, abandoned it for Argentine Tango, her true love. She partners Hernan in Tango and in life. She is co-owner and cofounder of Ultimate Tango (Boston) and Adelante Studios (NYC).


Ultimate Tango is a dance school focused solely on teaching and promoting Argentine Tango. Our mission is to teach tango trough understanding fundamentals, principles and technique, rather then mindless repetition of steps and combination.

Calendar

July 8th - performance and lesson by Hernan Brizuela and Anita Flejter. DJ: Berk Usta
July 15th - performance and lesson by Grisha Khmyrov and Natalia Outkina. DJ: Hernan
July 22nd - performance and lesson by Leo Gernovsky and Melinda Ashely. DJ: Boris Hayete
July 29th - performance and lesson by Grisha Khmyrov and Natalia Outkina. DJ: David Chester
August 5th - performance and lesson by Silvana Brizuela-Weigel. DJ: Grisha
August 12th - performance and lesson by Pamela and Steve Slavsky. DJ: Jessica 'La Vitrolera'
August 19th - performance and lesson by Olga Stepanets & Nat Couropmitree . DJ: Hernan
August 26th - performance and lesson by Rita and John Williams. DJ: Grisha
September 2nd - performance and lesson by Grisha Khmyrov and Natalia Outkina. DJ: Hernan
September 9th - performance and lesson by Hernan Brizuela and Anita Flejter. DJ: Grisha