New Tango Musicality Series: The ‘End’ of the Dance

2/28, 3/28, 4/25, 5/16
Time: 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Location: Pawtucket Armory, RI

All levels

You asked for it and we listened! By popular demand, Providence Tango is hosting a brand new MUSIC AND MOVEMENT workshop all about ENDINGS by Mary Oleskiewicz of M&M Tango.

This material has never been offered before, and to our knowledge its the only series of its kind. Mary has just returned from five weeks of intensive tango study in Buenos Aires, and she is brimming with new energy, ideas, and inspiration to share with you.

*Workshop Description:

Followers: Ever have a leader take one step too many at the end of a tango, and then apologize? Leaders: Ever wish there was a way to predict the end of the song? Or, do you usually know when the song is about to end, but wish you had some way to end the dance more musically?

If you said yes to any of of these questions, then these workshops are for you! In a series of four 2-hour classes, we will progressively train your ears to recognize and predict the end of the song, as well as provide both leaders and followers with tips and skills to end the dance both musically and gracefully. Remember! It takes TWO to tango.

For pricing and to register click here (series discount available). Drop-ins welcome.

Private lessons available before and after the workshop. Please contact Mary ( or Steven Spura.

Directions to Pawtucket Armory
From Boston:
Take 95 South to exit 29- “downtown Pawtucket”. Take first right onto Fountain Street. Continue straight at STOP sign. Turn right onto Exchange St. Armory is on right.

From Providence:
Take 95 North to exit 29- “Broadway/Cottage St”. Take sharp left towards Broadway (going over 95). Turn right onto Exchange St. Armory is on right.

Free parking is available along Exchange and Fountain Streets, in designated public lots on Broadway and Roosevelt, and behind the Armory. Parking along Tollman School is possible when the school is out of session.

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Tango Trail Concerts, Aug. 23, at Stowe Tango Festival

Mary Oleskiewicz (flute), Francisco “Pancho” Navarro (guitar), and Sergio Reyes (violin)

Mary Oleskiewicz
Mary Oleskiewicz

On Saturday, Aug. 23, The Stowe Tango Festival is featuring a musical “Tango Trail.” Our trio will be performing music of the Guardia Vieja as the first stop on the trail. Attending the series of Tango Trail concerts is FREE. The concerts will take place in different venues around the village of Stowe, VT, and each represents a different stage in the history of tango. The concerts will be followed by a grand milonga that evening.

For more information, click here.

More about Francisco Navarro, click here.

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Bach Perspectives 11: J.S. Bach and His Sons

The American Bach Society has issued a call for submissions for volume 11 of Bach Perspectives, to be edited by Mary Oleskiewicz.  To have a paper considered for inclusion, submission in the form of a completed essay is due Sept. 1, 2014.

The volume will contain a selection of scholarly essays on various topics surrounding the sons of J.S. Bach, which was the topic of the society’s conference held at Kenyon College in May 2014.

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Listening and Dancing to Troilo — Hosted by Montango (Montreal) July 13

Mary Oleskiewicz
Mary Oleskiewicz

As part of the celebrations marking the Golden Age Tango Orchestra leader and virtuoso bandoneonist Aníbal Troilo’s centenary, MonTango invites you to a special workshop: Tango Music and Movement: Listening and Dancing to Troilo


Montango Dance Studio
5588A, Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H4A 1W3; Tel. +1 514-486-5588,

Workshop Information:

This workshop will teach you how to listen to and recognize the distinctive musical style of Aníbal Troilo’s tango orchestra. The evolution of his style, which spans the years 1938 to 1975, offers a fascinating look at the gradual style changes in tango music and the development of the Orquesta Típica. Following the listening portion of the workshop, we will introduce carefully designed exercises in movement quality to help dancers feel and express Troilo’s special brand of phrasing and lyricism. Prerequisite: Tango 4 or equivalent (a year or more of regular classes and practice). No prior technical musical knowledge is necessary; no partner needed.

Mary Oleskiewicz is an internationally recognized musicologist, master teacher of music, and authority on European and Latin American music. She is also a prizewinning flutist and a player of the bandoneon. Mary began dancing Argentine Tango in 2005 and specializes in teaching Tango musicality. Read more about her at

Note that this workshop replaces the guided practice. From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., right before the Café-Croissant-Tango.

$20 members, $25 non-members, milonga included.



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April Tango Performance and Workshop (Providence, Rhode Island)

Marco y Mary
Marco y Mary

On Friday, April 25th, Marco y Mary (M&M Tango) will perform Argentine tango at the Tango Incident, hosted by Providence Tango, Providence Rhode Island.  They will also teach a workshop in Tango Musicality on the following day, April 25, from 1-3pm.

For more details about the workshop, see

For details about the milonga and performance, see

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