here on Cherie's blog.
We also had the opportunity to meet and talk with Sallycat, who is so lovely in person that the first thing that came out of Man Yung's mouth when we met her was "You are so pretty!"
Among one of the most amazing things in among all the amazing things that night at Los Consagrados was Ruben and Cherie's chacarera. It's too bad that they haven't uploaded a video of their chacarera on youtube, because trust me, it was beyond fabulous. As I had wrote to Cherie afterwards once we returned to Toronto:
We are still talking today over lunch about the amazing chacarera that you danced with Ruben at Los Consagrados. We've seen more acrobatic chacereras performed but they were nothing compared to yours. We have never seen a chacerera danced with so much spirit - Ruben was the incarnation of machismo and strength and you were all grace and coquetry. The two of you have so much chemistry.
Cherie and Ruben, please upload a video of your chacarera so everyone can enjoy it! Until then here's a video of Ruben dancing Chacarera with Victoria, a well-known portena folklore dancer and teacher:
Unfortunately we had to leave to go to Glorias Argentinas - our teacher Alberto Dassieu was picking us up at 10 p.m. - but even though we had go, we could not resist Cherie and Ruben's invitation to dance with them before we left. Although we only had time to dance two tangos, dancing with Cherie and Ruben was a wonderful experience. Cherie and Ruben are indeed, muy, muy milonguero.
Dear Cherie and Ruben: Thank you for your hospitality and for letting us share your table at Los Consagrados! It's the best table in the house.
Martha's Apartment in Buenos Aires
A Non-exhaustive set of Tango links in Toronto
- La Cachila - weekly milonga
- Paradiso -- weekly milonga
- Practica El Beso
- WE Tango
- Tango Sur - classes, shows
- Rhythm and Motion - classes, milonga, practica, annual Toronto Tango Festival
- Tango Obsession - classes, weekly Practica La Coqueta
- Tango Lirico - classes, practica, weekly milonga
- Tango de Oro - classes, shows
- Tango Soul Productions - classes, weekly milonga, shows, El Congreso annual Tango Festival
- Vivatango - classes
- Tango Argentino - classes
- Club Milonga - classes, special events
- Alternatango - classes, weekly milonga
- University of Toronto Tango Club - classes, practica
- El Abrazo - classes
- Tangoloft - twice monthly milonga