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An Evening of dancing
Argentine Tango

December TBA 2021

Teacher- TBA

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Thanks to all who attended the abbreviated outdoor season of dancing at Freedom Plaza this summer 2021. It was great feeling to get back to social dancing! As you know, 2019-20 Tangosutra events were skipped due to COVID, however we are in the process of organizing our 15th annual Tangosutra event for December 2021 and more details listed on the website will be forthcoming.

Welcome! We will be holding 'An Evening of Tangosutra' to help support the operational costs for the 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 08 Sunday 7-8pm Dance Class with Aja Fenn & Masha Abapolnikova
8pm-11:30pm Milonga DJ Ramu Pyreddy
Class & Milonga@Arlington Ballroom, 3445 Washington Blvd (2nd Floor), Arlington, VA 22201. Arlington Ballroom is in the American Legion Building on the second floor.
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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Masha Abapolnikova

Masha first encountered tango at a Tango Mercurio Weekend Bootcamp in 2010 and she knew from the very first steps that this was going to be a long lasting relationship. Since that fateful weekend, Masha has immersed herself in learning and growing as a tango professional, training in Argentina and around the US. The inspiration behind her dancing and class structure is the creation of a powerful and intimate bond of connection between partners. She considers herself fortunate to have had teachers who encouraged her to learn both the leading and following role. The understanding and compassion of this approach profoundly shapes the way she relates to her students, and the way her students relate to each other. Nothing makes her happier than seeing people leave their comfort zone to discover new, beautiful ways to connect, dance and express themselves. Masha is Tango Mercurio’s Executive Director.
Masha can be reached at masha@tangomercurio.org and her current web presence is at www.tangomercurio.org.

Aja Fenn

Aja discovered tango in 2000. She has made countless trips to Argentina to deepen her understanding of this intricate and interpersonal dance. One visit involved a year of study with master teachers and nightly dancing in the milongas and practicas of Buenos Aires. Matias Facio, Evren Sayin, and Sharna Fabiano are among her most influential teachers, along with her professional teaching partners who have honestly and generously shared their knowledge and feedback with her. Alongside tango, Aja has studied and guided women in feminine embodiment practices and fertility awareness methods under the guidance of Chameli Ardagh and Geraldine Matus. Facilitating these processes have awakened her to the profound interplay between the feminine and masculine principle that lies at the heart of all things. Her work with tango is one that reveals and embraces this balance and polarity. Aja has complemented tango with the study of yoga, pilates and ballet. Her career has taken her to London, Berlin, throughout the United States and Australia. She has worked with students ranging from 7 to 97 years of age and those with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. Aja is Tango Mercurio's Artistic Director and Dance Education Program Manager.
Aja can be reached at aja@tangomercurio.org and her current web presence 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