Category Archives: Milonga

An exciting class, and an excellent Tango Terra

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Tonight’s intermediate class was building on last week’s class, adding a couple of different ways to continue it.

I won’t bother describing the sequence in any detail, as that wasn’t the point of it for me. I’m never going to use it in a milonga, but I liked it for three reasons …

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A temporary return to The Crazy Days, and increased milonga vocabulary

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This week might look a little like a return to The Crazy Days, as it comprises one private lesson, either two or three group classes and three milongas. But that’s merely the coincidence of a teacher’s availability, the monthly Tango Space workshop falling on this weekend, and what sounds like an interesting class before the Los Angelitos milonga on Sunday. Honest.

After yesterday’s private, I was looking forward to a chance to seeing whether I could feel a difference in my ochos in a milonga, and the answer was a clear yes …

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My first visit to Carablanca, and probably my last

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My planned exploration of new-to-me London milongas hadn’t got very far, albeit for the best of reasons: finding one I adore.

But I was curious to try Carablanca because it seems to be a Marmite milonga. I’ve heard reports from those who love it and those who hate it, but rarely anything in between …

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A fantastic class, and a wow milonga at Tango Terra

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Intermediate classes can vary tremendously in focus, from long, complicated sequences to pure technique.

Tonight’s Tango Space class was my idea of the perfect group lesson: half technique, and then a sequence which was really also a disguised technique exercise …

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Thoughts about DJs, and a flattering and amusing moment

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In my admittedly limited experience to date, it seems some tango DJs are more consistent than others in the type of music they play. Bruno at Los Angelicas and Shaun at Tango Terra are very consistent, reliably playing a high percentage of music to my taste. The DJ at tonight’s milonga is more variable, in my view, which got me to thinking about what factors might be at play.

If you’re a tango DJ, please do comment below; in the meantime, here are three theories …

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It’s not about how good the DJ is …

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It’s about how good a match they are to my personal tastes.

Los Angelitos is normally reliably great as it combines my kind of music – thanks to Bruno sharing my tastes for slow, lyrical songs – and my kind of followers. This week, however, it was lacking the first ingredient …

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