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Manners at a Milonga

Dancing at a milonga has it's own set of manners. Recently I was mulling over a delightful flier, headed Floor Craft, put together by a NSW tango School, Tango Encanto, and circulated at their milongas a couple of years ago. It lists the basics of what should be simply good manners and commonsense on the dance floor but is frequently forgotten. Then I discovered this delightful video made by popular teachers Murat and Michelle Erdemsel... I hope you will pass it onto your tango friends, your tango teachers and milonga organisers. It is very well done and very entertaining.

Too much of a good thing?

Last night we enjoyed a superb performance by visiting teachers Agustina Berenstein and Rodrigo Palacios, a truly beautiful couple whose enjoyment of the dance always comes across in their performances. I have watched them each time they have visited our shores and their dancing just gets better and better.
I don't have a video from last night, but here is one taken at the Frostbite Festival in Helsinki in February this year with Solo Tango (the band that is coming to Australia in October for the Sydney Tango Salon Festival). Double pleasure!


Next weekend I could go to Melbourne and enjoy workshops and performances with the inimitable Daniel Nacucchio and Cristina Sosa. They have a huge following in Australia having visited just about every year for the last 5 or 6 years and they are wonderful to watch and just delightful people. Then, a couple of weeks later, back in Sydney, there will be workshops with Roxanna Suarez and Sebastian Achaval, hot from the New Zealand Tango Festiva…