July 17, 2013
The Parkway Central Library invites book-lovers and dance-lovers to learn the introductory steps to the historic tango for free this Saturday, July 20. (Photo by J. Smith for GPTMC)
Put on your dancing shoes on this weekend as the Parkway Central Library hosts an afternoon of free tango lessons, professional level performances and a reading of Tango Nuevo, a new book by Carolyn Merritt, a Philly resident and tango dancer.
The tango-centric day begins with awe-inspiring performances curated by Lesley Mitchell, the co-director of Dance Philadelphia Argentine Tango at 12:30 p.m.
Also enjoy performances from the director of the Philadelphia Argentine Tango School and other tango experts.
After the performances, learn some moves from the talented folks at the Philadelphia Argentine Tango School as they teach introductory steps to attendees beginning at 2:30 p.m.
Following the lessons, guests are invited to show off their newly learned skills from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at a Milonga, or tango dance party in the library’s lobby. DJ Lesley Mitchell will provide the music for the afternoon dance party.
All events are free and welcome guests of all skill levels.
Tango at the Parkway Central Library
When: Saturday, July 20, 12:30-5 p.m.
Where: The Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street
More info: www.freelibrary.org