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Milonga:(it has two meanings)
a tango dance party where
people dance Argentine Tango, Tango Milonga and Tango Vals. It is also
a kind of tango dance where the music is a little fast
At a milonga, you will typically dance tango in sets of about 3 songs
with the same partner. Such a set is called a tanda, and the songs in a
given tanda usually all have a simlar mood and style.
Many DJs play a short interlude of non-tango music to signify the end
of one tanda and the beginning of the next. This interlude is called a
cortina, and this is the time for you to ask a new partner to dance.
Practicas: (Practice session)
This is the best session where we can ask the more experienced dancers
to help in figuring out the dance steps or exercises that will help to
improve our Tango dance. No formal instruction is given here.
Tango for crowded dance floors, Milonguero Style is the reigning
standard for social tango today, from the halls of Buenos Aires to the
packed ballrooms of the American and European festivals.
The elegant and expansive tango from the 1940’s, Salon Style
originates from the time when dances were held in more expensive, less
populous venues. The embrace is close but flexible, opening slightly
room for various figures while always returning to the initial
shape” close-embrace to finish the step.
With movements more specific to the modern era, Tango Nuevo emphasizes
fluidity, creativity, and the exploration of all of the possibilities
for tango vocabulary. Tango Nuevo grew out of classic Salon Style as an
adaptation to the complexities of improvising to modern tango music.