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A Touch of Tango: Armenonville Moves Argentina to Manhattan at DanceSport

by Wendy Goldberg
May 8, 2009
DanceSport
22 W 34th St, 4th floor
New York, NY 10001
212-307-1111
Chic style, superb class, and stylized dance, reminescent of the trendy thirties, thrives at DanceSport, Paul Pellicoro's Ballroom and Latin Dance Studios. With an entrancing touch of Tango, Armenonville conjures up the spirit of Argentina and brings Buenos Aires into the elegant ballroom.

With the gift of a natural showman, Juan Pablo Vicente taught a beginners' class with warmth, flair and humor, that made everyone feel comfortable. Rhythm, embrace, the Tango walk, and navigation around the dance floor were accented. Jennifer Wesnousky instructed the Intermediate class emphasizing flashy leg flicks, and precise footwork.

When the milonga ensued, the dancers were irressitably drawn to the larger group which moved harmoniously counterclockwise. Pablo Pereyra, the personable, soulful singer, sat with us for a while, recalling his days as a city boy growing up in Buenos Aries. Sighing as he reminesced, he said the dance floors in Argentina are so crowded that the Milonga morphs into a massive wave, as the group dances as one.

Visions of red dresses, black satin gem studded heels, and bold patterned skirts twirled fluidly amidst the graceful gentlemen who led their partners with subtle strength. Red heads, Blondes, and Brunettes swayed and leaned langorously as they tangoed temptingly toward tomorrow.

Flamingo leg flicks, daring stretches, and intricate, staccato footwork was displayed with flawless technique, and finesse. The live music played by Octavio Brunetti and Pedro Giraudo, added to the intimate and upscale atmosphere. Armenonville will be at DanceSport on Friday evenings throughout May and June. If you long to experience the soulful lustre of Argentina, and the glitter and glamour of the thirties, go to DanceSport, for a memorable touch of Tango.
Argentine Tango at the Armenonville Party at DanceSport

Argentine Tango at the Armenonville Party at DanceSport

Photo © & courtesy of Wendy Goldberg


Argentine Tango at the Armenonville Party at DanceSport

Argentine Tango at the Armenonville Party at DanceSport

Photo © & courtesy of Wendy Goldberg


Argentine Tango at the Armenonville Party at DanceSport

Argentine Tango at the Armenonville Party at DanceSport

Photo © & courtesy of Wendy Goldberg


Argentine Tango at the Armenonville Party at DanceSport

Argentine Tango at the Armenonville Party at DanceSport

Photo © & courtesy of Wendy Goldberg


Argentine Tango at the Armenonville Party at DanceSport

Argentine Tango at the Armenonville Party at DanceSport

Photo © & courtesy of Wendy Goldberg


Argentine Tango at the Armenonville Party at DanceSport

Argentine Tango at the Armenonville Party at DanceSport

Photo © & courtesy of Wendy Goldberg


Argentine Tango at the Armenonville Party at DanceSport

Argentine Tango at the Armenonville Party at DanceSport

Photo © & courtesy of Wendy Goldberg


Argentine Tango at the Armenonville Party at DanceSport

Argentine Tango at the Armenonville Party at DanceSport

Photo © & courtesy of Wendy Goldberg


Argentine Tango at the Armenonville Party at DanceSport

Argentine Tango at the Armenonville Party at DanceSport

Photo © & courtesy of Wendy Goldberg


Argentine Tango at the Armenonville Party at DanceSport An example of the sharply dressed men that can be found at the party

Argentine Tango at the Armenonville Party at DanceSport
An example of the sharply dressed men that can be found at the party

Photo © & courtesy of Wendy Goldberg


Argentine Tango at the Armenonville Party at DanceSport

Argentine Tango at the Armenonville Party at DanceSport

Photo © & courtesy of Wendy Goldberg


Argentine Tango at the Armenonville Party at DanceSport

Argentine Tango at the Armenonville Party at DanceSport

Photo © & courtesy of Wendy Goldberg


Argentine Tango at the Armenonville Party at DanceSport

Argentine Tango at the Armenonville Party at DanceSport

Photo © & courtesy of Wendy Goldberg


Argentine Tango at the Armenonville Party at DanceSport

Argentine Tango at the Armenonville Party at DanceSport

Photo © & courtesy of Wendy Goldberg


Argentine Tango at the Armenonville Party at DanceSport

Argentine Tango at the Armenonville Party at DanceSport

Photo © & courtesy of Wendy Goldberg

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