Argentine Tango Comes To The Beach At Rye Town Park
Rye, NY - The public is being invited to learn and enjoy Argentine Tango dancing by the beach (Tangoplaya) on Thursday evenings at Rye Town Park.Experience “a taste of Buenos Aires” from 7 to 9:30 p.m. by the lifeguard station for the modest sum of $10 per session.
The sessions will begin on May 24th and run weekly through September 6th, weather permitting. Dress is casual -- smooth soled sneakers would work best on the sandy/fine gravel surface which is the designated dance “floor”.
The $10 weekly fee covers the cost of an hour lesson from 7-8 p.m., led by Rye resident Jill Doornick and her assistants. Participants can join in practice and dancing until 9:30 p.m. People can come alone or with friend(s).
As Jill puts it, “everybody dances!” And, she adds, “If you can walk, you can tango!”
Jill Doornick is a well-known Westchester-area dance instructor who has been teaching in Rye and other sound shore communities for many years. She and her assistants will be teaching the very simple fundamentals of Argentine Tango to beginners of all ages.
Jill explains that tango is about emotion, inspired by music and shared between partners connected through embrace while walking together in unison -- “One heart and 4 legs.”
The parking entrance to Rye Town Park is located at the east end of Dearborn Avenue in the City of Rye. For directions or other park information, phone 914 967-0965.