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MILONGA FRI. JUNE 5
Demo with ELIZABETH & TAREK
d.j. "BERE"



Paradiso welcomes 
Elizabeth 
of Rhythm and Motion Studio!

Elizabeth and Tarek will perform a demo on Friday June 5!


d.j. "Bere"


  • Milonga begins at 9:00 p.m.
  • No Class this evening
  • $15 per person
  • $8 for students with I.D.


Cash Bar & Light Refreshments
To reserve: paradiso-tango@rogers.com

The Dovercourt House, main ballroom
805 Dovercourt Rd., (1.5 blocks north of Bloor St. W.)
Toronto, ON



TTC: Bloor W. subway, exit at Delaware/Ossington
Parking:
  • Free on Dovercourt till midnight
  • Free on Bloor St. W. from 9:00 p.m.
  • SALVATION ARMY LOT: $2 per car 
NOTE: Parking is on a limited basis at the Salvation lot till about 10:00 p.m. 
Afterwards, good parking is available.

FRIDAY MAY 1
PROHIBITION SPEAKEASY MILONGA
30's era when liquor was imbibed in tea cups!
the secret password!

Guess the secret word from the refrain of this famous song and get $1 off your admission price on Fri. May 1!
“Ain’t misbehavin’, saving my love for you...”

we want to recreate the atmosphere of the era
when tango became the rage all over the world!
Get into spirit and dress the part – 
we are going to have fun!


To those, who make advanced reservations, we deeply appreciate your efforts.
This helps us to know how many refreshments are necessary and how many seats are needed.

That’s why we ask for advanced notice so that we can provide more seating than is on hand at the Dovercourt House if needed. 

We know that we will continue to enjoy your presence at Paradiso – old friends under new circumstances! 

Please read our broadcasts carefully to stay informed as to special events etc.

NEW SCHEDULE

***1st FRIDAY of EACH MONTH! ($15; students – $8)***

STARTING MAY 1

Theme for May 1 evening:

“SPEAKEASY” 

MILONGA PARTY on 

FRIDAY MAY 1!!!

we will try to recreate the atmosphere of the era
when tango became the rage all over the world!
Get into spirit and dress the part – we are going to have fun!

D.J. -- JORGE ANDRES
o those, who make advanced reservations, we deeply appreciate your efforts.
This helps us to know how many refreshments are necessary and how many seats are needed.

That’s why we ask for advanced notice so that we can provide more seating than is on hand at the Dovercourt House if needed. 

We know that we will continue to enjoy your presence at Paradiso – old friends under new circumstances! 



Please read our broadcasts carefully to stay informed as to special events etc.

CLASS: 8:30 PM
MILONGA: 9:30 p.m. – 1 a.m.
The Dovercourt House, main ballroom
805 Dovercourt Rd., (1.5 blocks north of Bloor St. W.)

CASH BAR (no personal refreshments please!)
TTCBloor W.  subway line, exit Delaware/Ossington
Parking:
**free on Dovercourt til midnight; 
**free on Bloor St. W. from 9:00 pm

Salvation Lot for our Friday night patrons: limited parking available before 10pm. But from 10 p.m on there is more parking. $2 per car, obtain permit from Paradiso organizers.
Please note: PARKING is NOT available to our patrons for Saturdays or Sundays – 
Salvation Army has informed us that they may have tow trucks taking away cars on Saturdays or Sundays or the Salvation lot may be locked on those days.


 

PARADISO - NEW MILONGA SCHEDULE! 1ST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH



April 24: d.j. Jorge Andres

Class: 8:30 with Regina
Milonga: follows class

Reservations:paradiso-tango@rogers.com

Cash Bar (No Personal Refreshments Please)
$12 per person for class & milonga
$12 per person for milonga only
Students: $6 per person for class only, for milonga only, for class & milonga

The Dovercourt House, main ballroom
805 Dovercourt Rd., Toronto (1.5 blocks north of Bloor St. W.)
TTC: Bloor W. subway - exit at Delaware/Ossington
Parking:
**free on Dovercourt til midnight; 
**free on Bloor St. W. from 9:00 pm
Salvation Lot for our Friday night patrons: limited parking available before 10pm. But from 10 p.m on there is more parking. $2 per car, obtain permit from Paradiso organizers.

Please note: PARKING is NOT available to our patrons for Saturdays or Sundays – 
Salvation Army has informed us that they may have tow trucks taking away cars on Saturdays or Sundays or the Salvation lot may be locked on those days.
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Dear tango friends,

We want to express our deepest gratitude to you for participating in our 18th anniversary last Friday night!

We wish to thank Yesim “la turca” for her beautiful music, also Defne for the“baklava” which she prepared for our very special event and Laurie who assisted in welcoming patrons.

We are grateful for your support over the years; you have made our experience of running PARADISO very special. We were never bored every Friday evening. But 18 years is a long time and now we are ready to announce that we are switching to a NEW SCHEDULEl.

To those, who made advanced reservations, we deeply appreciate your efforts.
This helps us to know how many refreshments are necessary and how many seats are needed.

That’s why we ask for advanced notice so that we can provide more seating than is on hand at the Dovercourt House.  
We know that we will continue to enjoy your presence at Paradiso – old friends under new circumstances! 

Please read our broadcasts carefully to stay informed as to special events etc.

NEW SCHEDULE

***1st FRIDAY of EACH MONTH! ($15; students – $8)***

  • STARTING MAY 1st
  • June 5
  • July 3
Theme for May 1 evening:

“SPEAKEASY” MILONGA PARTY on FRIDAY MAY 1!!!
we will try to recreate the atmosphere of the era
when tango became the rage all over the world!
Get into spirit and dress the part – we are going to have fun!
D.J. -- JORGE


CLASS: 8:30 PM
MILONGA: 9:30 p.m. – 1 a.m.
d.j. Jorge

The Dovercourt House, main ballroom
805 Dovercourt Rd., (1.5 blocks north of Bloor St. W.)

CASH BAR (no personal refreshments please!)
TTCBloor W.  subway line, exit Delaware/Ossington
Parking:
**free on Dovercourt til midnight; 
**free on Bloor St. W. from 9:00 pm
Salvation Lot for our Friday night patrons: limited parking available before 10pm. But from 10 p.m on there is more parking. $2 per car, obtain permit from Paradiso organizers.


Please note: PARKING is NOT available to our patrons for Saturdays or Sundays – 
Salvation Army has informed us that they may have tow trucks taking away cars on Saturdays or Sundays or the Salvation lot may be locked on those days.

APRIL SCHEDULE
INCLUDING 18th ANNIVERSARY MILONGA PARTY on FRI. APR 17

"for the love of tango"
Paradiso celebrates 18 years of continuous Friday evening milongas 
on Friday April 17! 
at the Dovercourt House, main ballroom
d.j. YESIM "la turca" from New York 
Milonga begins @ 9:00 p.m.(no class)
Refreshments
Reservations: paradiso-tango@rogers.com
Cash Bar (No Personal Refreshments Please)
Admission: $35n per person
Students Admission with ID:$20 per person




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APRIL SCHEDULE


April 3: d.j. Jorge Andres
April 10: d.j. Bere
April 17: d.j. Yesim "la turca"
April 24: d.j. Jorge

Class: 8:30 with Regina
Milonga: follows class
Reservations:
paradiso-tango@rogers.com
Cash Bar (No Personal Refreshments Please)
$12 per person for class & milonga
$12 per person for milonga only
Students: $6 per person for class only, for milonga only, for class & milonga

The Dovercourt House, main ballroom
805 Dovercourt Rd., Toronto (1.5 blocks north of Bloor St. W.)
TTC: Bloor W. subway - exit at Delaware/Ossington
Parking:
Free on Dovercourt til midnight
Free on Bloor St. W. from 9:00 p.m.
$2 per car at adjacent Salvation Lot: obtain permit from organizers
416-879-2094


PARADISO "A SHORT HISTORY"
FRIDAY NIGHT MILONGA
open Friday March 27-class 8:30 - milonga follows class
the Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Rd., Toronto




PARADISO ON RICHMOND ST

In anticipation of Paradiso’s 18th anniversary on April 17, we want to share the history of our milonga with you, our patrons. Milonga Paradiso made its first (tango) steps in April 1997 at a small downtown Italian restaurant on Toronto Street called In Citta. Paradiso was born out of the necessity to dance "argentine tango" on a regular basis because at that time, the Toronto tango community was very small with only a once a month milonga. Fridays was a logical choice; in those years, we tried not to compete with another event that was held once a month on Saturdays and at times on Fridays. There, at In Citta, we first welcomed such prominent tango dancers as Carlos Gavito with Marcela Durán, Hernan Obispo with Mariana Dragone, Florencia Tachetti, Julio Mendez and others.




We felt comfortable at In Citta – that’s where we perfected running a "milonga business" -  it was built on the example of Buenos Aires' milongas. For the first time, Toronto tango dancers danced to music set to tandas with cortinas. We outlived two consecutive owners of the restaurant, but unfortunately, the third one had a vision for In Citta that was not conducive in having our milonga ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­there; they changed the name and made it into an after work noisy bar. They knew what to expect from tango – the idea of axis, balance and the one-drink-a-night(if that) did not sit well. We were asked to practice our tango steps elsewhere.


We were disappointed to lose our familiar and cosy hangout but fate really wanted us to survive and expand; soon we found a funky loft on Richmond street, a cavernous space equipped with a heavy sliding barn door, exposed brick walls, tall windows and filled with theatrical props and sets. We loved it and so did our patrons. “Paradiso on Richmond” was a cool and bohemian place, not unlike milonga "La Catedral" in Buenos Aires (we did not have two matching chairs, just like La Catedral!). For two happy years we didn’t mind dragging our rented stereo equipment and drinks to the 3rd floor (no elevator on site) to our favourite loft, until, once again, we became victims of gentrification.





Like true tango nomads, we moved from place to place; from the Richmond street loft, to a strange theatre studio space on Eastern Avenue, then to a converted church on Ontario street (where we painted floors and walls, as a part of our rental condition), to a Portuguese social club Lusitania on Ossington – until finally, The Dovercourt House that became our permanent home.





Over the years, we were fortunate to host incredible tango dancers and musicians in addition to the ones already mentioned; Graciela Gonzalez, Milena Plebs, Susanna Miller, Enriqueta Kleinman with Ruben Harymbat ("Ruben de Pompeya"), Alberto Dassieu with Paulina Spinoso, Metin Yazir, Marta Anton with Manolo Salvador ("El Gallego"), Ramiro Gigliotti, Elina Roldan, Junior Cervilla and Mylène Pelletier, Nelson Avila with Madalyn, Elias Navas, Grammy Award winner Raul Jaurena, the entire Buffalo Tango Orkestra, Sergio Cortazzo and Gachi Fernandez, Alejandro Hermida, Cynty Fattori with Toto Terri, Carlos Rivarola, Veronica Alvarenga, Alicia Pons, Alejandro Ziegler Curarteto and others.







The most important thing – over the 18 years of Paradiso's existence, we met hundreds of tango dancers, not only from Toronto, but from all over Canada, the United States and all over the world:
they came to dance at Paradiso and it continues to be one of the most fascinating parts of our history.

  • Celebrating 18th anniversary on Friday April 17 at the Dovercourt House
  • Milonga begins at 9:00 (no class this evening)
  • $25 with reservations by April 10
  • $35 at the door
  • to reserve paradiso-tango@rogers.com


 Friday March 27


  • class 8:30 
  • milonga follows class
  • d.j. Patricia
  • $12 admission for milonga (includes class)
  • the Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Rd., Toronto, 1.5 blocks north of Bloor
  • Parking, free on Dovercourt till midnight
  • Parking, free on Bloor St. from 9:00 p.m.
  • Parking, $2 per car at Salvation Army lot, adjacent to the Dovercourt House
  • Subway: Bloor St. W subway, exit Delaware/Ossington





PARADISO ON RICHMNOND STREET

PARADISO "for the love of tango"
the oldest continuing weekly milonga in Toronto!

Paradiso, soon to celebrate their 18th anniversary 
in April 2015!!!












March Schedule of milongas

March 20:  d.j. Jorge Andres
March 27:  d.j. Patricia

Each Friday there is a drop in class @ 8:30 p.m. with Regina before the milonga 


Class: 8:30 p.m.
Milonga: follows class till about 1:00 a.m.

Milonga admission: $12 includes class
Class only: $12
Milonga only: $12
Students: $6 with I.D., includes class & milonga or milonga only or class only

CASH BAR - NO PERSONAL REFRESHMENTS PLEASE
"light sweet table"
 "soft silky wood floor"
"ambiance of BUENOS AIRES"
"tandas - all cherished golden age selections"


d.j. Berenice

d.j. Jorge Andres







All events at 
The Dovercourt House, main ballroom
805 Dovercourt Rd., 1.5 blocks north of Bloor St.W.
Toronto, ON
TTC: Bloor St W. subway, exit Delaware/Ossington
Parking:
Free on Dovercourt till midnight
Free on Bloor St. W. from 9:00 pm
$2 per car at adjacent Salvation Army Lot, obtain permit from organizers