Gayle & Tioma teaching and performing schedule in March

Gayle and Tioma

On Saturday, March 8, 2014, Tioma and Gayle will teach and perform at Tango Under The Tent at the Seligmann Homestead, 23 White Oak Drive, Sugar Loaf, NY 10918. If you are driving there and are using GPS, use Chester, NY 10918 instead of Sugar Loaf.

The class will begin at 6:30pm, the social dancing is 8pm-midnight and the performance will be ~9:45pm. All inclusive admission: Members – $10, non-members – $15. A contribution to the food table is always appreciated and we thank all who make donations. Tango Under The Tent does not supply wine – our Tangueros bring it – if you drink it, make sure to occasionally bring a bottle. Non-alcoholic refreshments will be provided as usual.

Check their website here for more information and any weather-related cancellations.
Tioma and Gayle will teach a workshop on Sunday March 16th at American Studios of Performing Arts, 721 Acorn Street, Deer Park, NY. Beginner workshop is from 11:30am – 1:30pm, intermediate workshop is from 1:30 to 3:00pm. The workshops are $20 per person for a single workshop or $35 per person for both workshops. See their website for more information.

Tioma and Gayle are teaching now every Monday night at Ensueño Tango Salon. There is a beginner class from 7:30-8:30pm and intermediate class from 8:30-9:30pm. Each week, Tioma and Gayle will teach one of the classes and José Fluk will teach the other and we will rotate each week. For the beginner class, there will be a discount for students with a valid ID. After the classes there is social dancing from 9:30pm-1:15am. This coming Monday, Marach 10th Tioma and Gayle will teach the beginning class.

Tioma was interviewed by Maria and Mario of Recuerdo Radio and it is now available online. There are two separate interviews, one in English and one in Spanish. Here are the links to his interview:
Click here for the interview in English
Click here for the interview in Spanish

Take back the holidays!

For my holiday presents, I always make one present and buy one present for my family. I do it because I think it’s more special and also so that I feel a sense of ownership over the holidays, so that it doesn’t feel as commercial to me. Many people talk about all the holidays as being Hallmark holidays. It doesn’t have to be a Hallmark holiday. It can be your holiday. I encourage everyone to take back the holidays for themselves and make something for someone, even if it’s one thing. Here is an idea for you, make a book! Here is a great online guide to creating or reinforcing books. You can buy these supplies at many art or craft stores like Michael’s, Dick Blick or if you are in NYC at any point, get them from New York Central Art Supply.

Bookbinding picture

Portrait of “Quinn”

Here is a portrait I finished last month of a beautiful little boy named Quinn. He was a joy to paint! This painting is watercolor on paper. I painted portraits of Quinn’s brother and sister Scarlett and Caleb as well and they are all three hanging together now.


mmMMmm delicious, the Lipstick Building with a cherry on top!


The Lipstick Building is all dressed up for Valentine’s Day!


Miro visited the Lipstick Building today!


The window shade keeps trying to come down on the Lipstick Building…


It’s the 200th anniversary of Grimm’s Fairy Tales. Look out Little Red Riding Hood! Look out!

Little Red Riding Hood