Tango culture

October 16, 2017

15 unspoken rules at a milonga (1/3)

By |October 16th, 2017|

Whether you’ve been to a Milonga before or you’re yet to experience your first one, these tips have been devised especially to fill you in on all the etiquette so that you feel more comfortable and just soak up the lovely atmosphere. Here are the first five tips.

September 14, 2017

Lead or follow?

By |September 14th, 2017|

Lead or follow? As you will know, there’s sometimes more of one gender than another in group lessons and milongas. Rather than an issue, it is, in fact, a great opportunity for men and women to try the other role. What happened back in the days?

5 reasons to start tango

By |September 4th, 2017|

If you've ever been to a tango class or a tango party, you might have noticed how diverse the tango population is - tango dancers come in all ages, shapes and sizes. This diversity is what makes tango exciting. Now, the reasons why people start tango are as varied as the tango scene itself...

August 31, 2017

What makes tango more relevant to us than the “bourrée Auvergnate”?

By |August 31st, 2017|

Tango was born on the other side of the globe, over a century ago. Why is it still relevant to us now, when the bourrée Auvergnate and other folklore dances around the world are dying a slow death...

July 28, 2017

From the Guarda Vieja to the Orquesta Típica

By |July 28th, 2017|

The first generation of tango players, called the "Guardia Vieja" (the Old Guard), were recent immigrants. By mixing their own culture and heritage, they participated in creating tango, a new music genre blending European, African and salon music.

How did tango conquer the world?

By |July 7th, 2017|

Watch this short, educational and fun video about how tango was born and how it spread from Buenos Aires slums to Paris before taking over the world!

June 16, 2017

7 simple tips to invite someone new at a milonga

By |June 16th, 2017|

Tango Factbites: Budding Milonguero Series

If you are wondering about how to invite someone you've never dance with before at a milonga, here are a few tips to make it easier!

May 5, 2017

5 tips to blend in at a milonga!

By |May 5th, 2017|

If you're still wondering about how to put your best foot forward at a milonga, and about what to do or even more importantly, what not to do, here are 5 simple tips for a starter!

April 30, 2017

El Turco Jose Brahemcha

By |April 30th, 2017|

He has got an energetic dance style, mixing suspension and rhythmic footwork. On the song Cachirulo, you can see how his slightly aggressive dancing style matches the sound of the bandoneon.

El Negro Portalea’s cadencia

By |April 26th, 2017|

Giraldo's style is often described as being pure "Villa Urquiza", from the name of a famous borough of Buenos Aires where some of the best dancers have trained and originated. This style is a smooth, elegant dancing style, which a lot of people more commonly call "tango salón. Giraldo is particularly well known for his cadencia.

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