Tango Factbites – Beginner Series

Want to join a milonga but are afraid of tango faux-pas? Read on, there’s only a few things you need to know before hitting the dancefloor and having a great time. Most things are just common sense, really! And if you feel you’ve not exactly put your best foot forward, a smile and an apology usually goes a long way.

So, don’t fret, read on, and see you soon on the dancefloor, either at our next Milonguita (our tango party for beginners) or our next milonga Los Angelitos.


The dancefloor is for dancing only.

  • Crossing the dancefloor
  • Chatting on the dancefloor
  • Drinking on the dancefloor
  • Roller-blading
  • Teaching steps
  • Picnicking


The cortina is for inviting only.

(The cortina is the short non-tango musical interlude between sets of 3 or 4 tango songs)

  • Tangoing
  • Rock’n’rolling
  • Boogie woogie


The milonga is for everyone to have fun.

  • Invite a partner courteously.
  • Accept or decline an invitation with a smile.
  • Stay with your partner until the end of the song.
  • Be kind to your partner and avoid giving unwanted feedback.
  • Gentlemen, make your partner swoon: accompany her back to her seat after dancing.