Tango Teachers performing & teaching
@ Boston Tango in the Park

Listen, dance and delight in the magic of tango in the Park. FREE Beginner lesson at 7:30pm.

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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.


 

7:30 pm: Introduction to Tango

FREE lesson with Boston masters

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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.


Hernan Brizuela 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.


Alla Lakov

Alla Lakov is originally from St. Petersburg, Russia. She currently lives in Boston, MA. Alla took ballet lessons and music lessons at the Leningrad Conservatory throughout her childhood. Alla has now participated in social dances for many years. She has also participated in several waltz performances in Europe. She began her Argentine tango training with Fernanda Cajide. Since then, she began teaching group and private lessons, she performed at many different venues, and she competed at the 2011 US National Championship in San Francisco. Argentine tango is Alla’s passion.



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.



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.


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.

Performance: 7pm  Beginner Lesson: 7:30 - 8:30pm

EVERY SATURDAY OF JULY & AUGUST


Leo Gernovski 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.



Silvana Briuzela-Weigel

Silvana Brizuela-Weigel was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and began her studies in that city at the "Escuela Nacional de Danzas" and at the prestigious worldwide "Teatro Colón"; from where she obtained a postgraduate degree in Ballet and took part dancing in various Opera and Ballet productions, including Giselle, Carmen, The Nutcracker, Walpurgis Night -from Fausto-, Don Quixote, and Tannhäuser. Later on, she got admitted at the school of the "Teatro Municipal General San Martín", continuing her dance training and learning all the major Contemporary Dance Techniques, as well as Choreography Composition.

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

FREE ADMISSION

Calendar

July 7th - performance and lesson by Hernan Brizuela and Anita Flejter. DJ: Hernan
July 14th - performance and lesson by Grisha Khmyrov and Natalia Outkina. DJ: Boris
July 21st - performance and lesson by Alla Lakov and Yves. DJ: Alla Lakov
July 28th - performance and lesson by Rita and John Williams. DJ: Adrina Pinto
August 4th - performance and lesson by Silvana Brizuela-Weigel. DJ: David Chester
August 11th - performance and lesson by Pamela and Steve Slavsky. DJ: Milongero Viejo
August 18th - performance and lesson by Leo Gernovski and partner . DJ: Berk
August 25th - performance and lesson by Grisha Khmyrov and Natalia Outkina. DJ: Jessica La Vitrolera



DJ Boris Hayete

Boris came to tango from lindy in 2002 following his future wife, Anna. Diving in head first, Boris sought out instruction everywhere, attending a tango festival during his honeymoon. During his tango journey, he has spent a month in Buenos Aires, taken 70+ hours of private lessons, danced in over 30 cities, some regularly, and met many wonderful people. Shortly after an eye-opening musicality private with Horacio Godoy, Boris broke a leg, and discovered that musicality was the one thing he could still pursue. In his months of downtime, he analyzed tangos by his piano with an iPad in hand like so: http://borisland.com/wp/blog/2015/05/18/soy-un-arlequin-the-anatomy-of-a-dance/. A surgery later, Boris decided to DJ the music which, once again, he could not dance. Back to dancing, he still enjoys creating the mood for the dance floor. His DJing philosophy is simple: “what would I want to dance now?”. Thus, he puts together his music on the fly, drawing inspiration from the Golden Age orquestas and their modern successors.

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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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.


EVERY SATURDAY OF JULY & AUGUST 6:30 - 9:30pm

across from Boston Harbor Hotel

@ Rose Greenway Conservancy

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.