Milonga is a term for a place or an event where tango is danced. People who frequently go to milongas are sometimes called milongueros.
The music played is mainly tango, vals and milonga (as the musical genre). Most milongas are held on a regular basis (usually weekly), and they often begin with dancing classes and sometimes demonstration dances. Usually, three to five songs of a kind are played in a row (this is called tanda) followed by a short musical break (called cortina) to clear the dancefloor and facilitate partner changes.
These tango dance halls is where the real heart of Tango is, and also, where locals go.
Here’s our top five pick:
- La ideal: Suipacha 384- Centro- www.confiteriaideal.com
- La viruta: Armenia 1366- Palermo- www.lavirutatango.com
- Niño bien: Humberto Primo 1462- Constitucion-
- Torquato Tasso: Defensa 1575- San Telmo- www.torquatotasso.com.ar
- La Catedral: Sarmiento 4006, bell 5- Almagro-
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