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An Evening of dancing
Argentine Tango

December 1, 2018

Ramu Pyreddy

Aja Fenn

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Welcome! We will be holding 'An Evening of Tangosutra' to help support the operational costs for the 2019 Freedom Plaza outdoor milonga season. We hope you will be able to attend. If you are unable or would like to give more, below is a Paypal link. Your contribution makes it possible to support this community event and its operational costs, namely equipment and permits.


Date & Time Track A Track B
December 1 Saturday 8-9pm Dance Class with Aja Fenn
9pm-2am Milonga DJ Ramu Pyreddy
Class & Milonga@Arlington Ballroom, 3445 Washington Blvd (2nd Floor), Arlington, VA 22201.
Google Map. Clarendon Metro Stop and Virginia Square-GMU Metro Stop on the Orange and Silver Lines are nearby. Several Metro bus routes are along this road.
Arlington Ballroom has an attached 50 space parking lot. Street parking is available but please read and follow local parking signs.


Class will be $15 and milonga $15 at the door.
If you are unable to attend or would like to give more, below is a Paypal link for online donations. Your contribution makes it possible to support this community event and its operational costs. Please keep in mind Paypal charges a nominal transaction fee of a couple of dollars.

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Aja Fenn

Aja has been dancing and exploring the art and technique of Argentine tango since the year 2000. She has made countless trips to Argentina to refine her skills and deepen her understanding of this intricate and interpersonal dance. During one visit she spent a year and a half immersed in consistent study with master teachers and nightly dancing in the traditional milongas and popular practicas of Buenos Aires. Aja has studied with some of the greatest names in tango such as Gustavo Naveira and Chicho Frumboli. Her most influential teachers and those whom she holds dearest are among Matias Facio, Evren Sayin, Sharna Fabiano, and her professional teaching partners whom have so honestly and generously shared their knowledge and feedback with her. Her work is currently evolving into one that reveals the depth and breadth of polarity within the art of tango, the body and the inner world. Aja’s teaching career has taken her to London, Berlin, throughout the United States and Australia. She has worked with students ranging from 7 years of age through to 97 and those with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. Aja is Tango Mercurio's Artistic Director and Curriculum Program Manager.
Aja can be reached at aja@tangomercurio.org and her current web present is at www.tangomercurio.org.

Ramu Pyreddy

Ramu took his first tango lesson on April 27th, 2000 in Buenos Aires and was hooked instantly. He still has the same excitement for the dance and his love for the music and the dance continues to grow.

To share that passion with his friends and colleagues, he started Michigan Argentine Tango Club @ the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and was actively involved in growing it into a community that is now well known for its excellent social dancing skills.

Ramu has since danced, DJd and taught all over the US and Canada. His teaching and dancing are characterized by a keen musical interpretation, infectious enthusiasm and a deep love of the music and the dance that is fanatic. He teaches tango for the social dance floor with an emphasis on connection, musicality and improvisation. He is one of the most knowledgeable and sought after tango DJ's in the US and has been a featured DJ at most tango festivals in the US.

Currently, he lives in Washington DC where he is the host, DJ and resident teacher at Milonga Zandunga, one of DC's popular milongas.

Ramu can be reached at rpyreddy@umich.edu