TRADITIONAL MILONGAS

Milonga del Corazon
at the Phillips Recreation Center
505 W Stoughton, Urbana IL
(Since 1999)

Milonga Sentimental
at McKinley Foundation
809 S Fifth Street, Champaign IL
(Since 2011)

What is a Traditional Milonga?

A Traditional Milonga follows
the customs of Milongas held in
Buenos Aires, Agentina.

These milongas have
certain characteristics.

In a Traditional Milonga there is
a clearly defined line of dance
that progresses counterclockwise
around the edge of the floor.

This prevents collisions between
couples on the dance floor.

The movements used by dancers
in Traditional Milongas
are designed for social tango dancing
- feet kept on the floor, no showy movements from Stage Tango.

Dancers at Traditional Milongas
tend to dance close...
...just as dancers do in
the milongas of Buenos Aires

The music played for dancing
at our Traditional Milongas is
the classic tango, milonga, and vals
from the Golden Age of Tango
(approx. 1930-1960).

Argentines recognize this as
the best music for dancing tango.

There is no teaching on the dance floor. Teaching occurs in workshops
held prior to the milonga.

This way you won't have someone
impose his uninvited teaching
on you during social dancing.

Dancers at a Traditional Milonga
are encouraged to use the cabeceo
to invite someone to dance.

This way you can choose your dance partners by visual contact at a distance.

Most dancers at a Traditional Milonga understand the cabeceo.

Come and enjoy the tango culture
of Buenos Aires at our
Traditional Milongas at
the Phillips Center and
at McKinley Foundation