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

Happy Christmas and New Year Tango

You might think that the parties are over, but not quite! It might be limited, but there are still a few places open over the holidays.

If you check out the Calendar, you will see that there is one more Milonga at Negracha on the 23rd December.

Nikki has organised a Milonga on Boxing Day (26th December) at Pavadita.

There is a Milonga in London at El Portenito@ The Bedford, in Balham on the 29th December.

For those of you who want to venture further afield, Charles has organised 3 milongas in Eton.  One is on Christmas Eve!  The other two are on the 27th and 28th December.

There are two New Year’s Eve Parties in London.  One at Negracha and one at Pavadita.  Please check out the schedules for public transport.  And please double-check the websites on the calendar for more information before you go out.  And if I missed anything, please let me know.

It looks like everything will be back to the normal schedule from Wednesday, the 4th of January.

I hope everyone had a wonderful year of dancing and will continue dancing into 2012!

Happy Dancing Everyone!

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