No Time to Tango

There have been many life changes for me over the last few years.  The biggest being that I moved from London where I could dance Tango every night of the week, to a place of no Tango.  Zip!  Fortunately, I still have the music.  It took some time to get used to, but slowly, other things replaced the Tango void.  This is interesting in itself as Tango used to fill a void.

I haven’t danced at a milonga in over a year.  Even so, I have still kept up the blog so that others may find out where to dance.

That time has come to an end.  Something had to give and keeping up this blog is one of them.  I need time to do other things.

So, this is the last post you will see on this blog and the calendar will be removed.  You can still find out about venues and read about my Tango journey.

Adios and Happy Dancing!

Arlene

Wanted: Reviews for Milongas in Europe and Elsewhere

Hello People!

You may have noticed that I haven’t got much to say about Tango these days.  I think I have pretty much said it all, that and the fact that I haven’t been dancing much.  That is what happens when one moves to a land of no Tango.  My life has taken off on a different turn.  That doesn’t mean that I don’t love Tango or keep up with events in London and abroad.

I am planning on taking a trip to Bruges at the end of May and would like to go to a Milonga there, if there is one.  I need to Google it and find out.  However, there is nothing like having a personal recommendation.  When I went to Seville, I wrote about my experience there.  I didn’t know what to expect, but I had a wonderful time, mainly because I didn’t expect anything and because I met some wonderful people.  Although I never managed a Milonga in Berlin (due to the BA cock-up with luggage at Terminal 5 on the way out!), I had some lovely recommendations from friends who have danced there.

So, I was wondering if anyone was interested in writing a guest post about a Milonga that they went to in Europe or further afield?  Obviously, the positive reviews will be the most encouraging, however anything seemingly negative is not necessarily a bad thing either.  For example:  A friend of mine went to some milongas while on holiday.  They said that there were plenty of Milongas and good floors, but too few numbers.

To me, that is not a bad review.  It is honest and would let people know what to expect.  If you were travelling with your dance partner, then that isn’t necessarily a bad thing.  If you were on your own, then it might be more challenging, but who is to really say that you wouldn’t have a good time.

If someone said that the hospitality was lacking and the music was rubbish, well, I think they would need to go into more detail.  If you like traditional salon and everyone is dancing to modern Nuevo, well then you have a problem, but at least people would know what to expect.

So, what do you all think?

Send me a comment on this post if you are interested.  And, if anyone knows anywhere nice to dance in Bruges, please let me know!

Happy Dancing!

Arlene

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