A good tango dancer is someone who has rhythm and who has a good musical ear. He also has respect for the woman; to know what to do at the right time with the right partner. He adapts himself to the woman. He makes her feel that she is the best dancer. He dances for her.  (Pablo Veron, dancer)


TANGO MASQUERADE BALL 

Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died.In some parts of the country (especially the cities, where in recent years other customs have been displaced), children in costumes roam the streets, knocking on people’s doors for a calaverita, a small gift of candies or money; they also ask passersb
y for it. This relatively recent custom is similar to that of Halloween’s trick-or-treating.Some people believe possessing Day of the Dead items can bring good luck. Many people get tattoos or have dolls of the dead to carry with them. They also clean their houses and prepare the favorite dishes of their deceased loved ones to place upon their altar or ofrenda.We are going to commemorate this day with a masquerade ball milonga!Wear a mask! (costumes optional)Get ready for a night of mystery and tango!http://www.danstango.com/

TANGO MASQUERADE BALL 

Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died.

In some parts of the country (especially the cities, where in recent years other customs have been displaced), children in costumes roam the streets, knocking on people’s doors for a calaverita, a small gift of candies or money; they also ask passersb

y for it. This relatively recent custom is similar to that of Halloween’s trick-or-treating.

Some people believe possessing Day of the Dead items can bring good luck. Many people get tattoos or have dolls of the dead to carry with them. They also clean their houses and prepare the favorite dishes of their deceased loved ones to place upon their altar or ofrenda.

We are going to commemorate this day with a masquerade ball milonga!

Wear a mask! (costumes optional)

Get ready for a night of mystery and tango!


http://www.danstango.com/

AMSTERDAM AVEC AMOURTango WeekendOctober 27 & 28Welcome to the Amsterdam tango scene!
Academia de Tango, Milonga El Cielo and Tango brunch come together to provide you a weekend of 21 hours of dance.Saturday 12.00h - 18.00h Tango brunch with DJ Sasha “El Tordo” €5 (reserve your menu “confirmed soon at the facebook event” at barbara27june@hotmail.com) www.danstango.com22:00-03:00, €8, Academia de Tango, Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 12. Dance performance by Mathias Morin (Paris) & Pilar Gonzales Moreno (A’dam). DJ Yerpunwww.academiadetango.nlSunday12.00h - 17.00h Tango brunch with DJ Serjan €5 (reserve your menu “confirmed soon at the facebook event” at barbara27june@hotmail.com) www.danstango.com17:15 till 19:00 Workshop by Veronica Toumanova (Paris) at El Cielo19:00-00:30, Salon El Cielo, €8, in ‘De Engelenbak’, Nes 71. DJ Duo Age & Sebastián.www.elcielo.nlFacebook event HERE

AMSTERDAM AVEC AMOUR
Tango Weekend
October 27 & 28

Welcome to the Amsterdam tango scene!

Academia de Tango, Milonga El Cielo and Tango brunch come together to provide you a weekend of 21 hours of dance.

Saturday 
12.00h - 18.00h Tango brunch with DJ Sasha “El Tordo” €5 (reserve your menu “confirmed soon at the facebook event” at barbara27june@hotmail.com) www.danstango.com

22:00-03:00, €8, Academia de Tango, Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 12. 
Dance performance by Mathias Morin (Paris) & Pilar Gonzales Moreno (A’dam). DJ Yerpun
www.academiadetango.nl

Sunday
12.00h - 17.00h Tango brunch with DJ Serjan €5 (reserve your menu “confirmed soon at the facebook event” at barbara27june@hotmail.com) www.danstango.com

17:15 till 19:00 Workshop by Veronica Toumanova (Paris) at El Cielo
19:00-00:30, Salon El Cielo, €8, in ‘De Engelenbak’, Nes 71. DJ Duo Age & Sebastián.www.elcielo.nl

Facebook event HERE

"In tango you can lie, but you can’t in milonga - because of the tempo." (Hector Falcon)
http://www.danstango.com


Tango is the Everest of social dance. Impossible. Demanding. Intricate. And therefore irresistible. (Margaret Putnam)Lessons in Amsterdam, Alkmaar and Delft: http://www.danstango.com

Tango is the Everest of social dance. Impossible. Demanding. Intricate. And therefore irresistible. (Margaret Putnam)
Lessons in Amsterdam, Alkmaar and Delft: http://www.danstango.com



When you teach tango to people without any experience, their bodies can get exactly what is explained, even if they are not aware of what they are learning. When you teach people with experience (with wrong base), their brains start to compare, judge, their bodies get confuse and it’s more difficult to learn. We start this wednesday!: http://danstango.com/?p=21

When you teach tango to people without any experience, their bodies can get exactly what is explained, even if they are not aware of what they are learning. When you teach people with experience (with wrong base), their brains start to compare, judge, their bodies get confuse and it’s more difficult to learn. 
We start this wednesday!: http://danstango.com/?p=21


As Tango-DJ, you find always surprises. Different versions of the same song, different arrangements, intensions and even different lyrics. reviewing each song is like opening presents. Tonight you gonna fly on this beautiful music :)

As Tango-DJ, you find always surprises. Different versions of the same song, different arrangements, intensions and even different lyrics. reviewing each song is like opening presents. Tonight you gonna fly on this beautiful music :)


WE ARE IN THE UITKRANT!

WE ARE IN THE UITKRANT!


"You dance well, you are pretty…".Tango in Amsterdam: www.danstango.com

The milonga’s dance floor II Intimate tango

The proposal is to re-establish the milonga as a space for social encounter, not a place to show one’s dance; also to see if we can understand the reasons for a certain chaos that takes place during the “peak hours”. We continue the debate with Graciela González, Elina Roldán, Vilma Vega, Fernando Galera and Ramiro Gigliotti on diverse aspects of the subject. Dancing tango is primarily an intimate situation between two people who, at the same time, co-exist in that space with many other couples. The issue is to share the dance floor with care and respect. Though it is very pleasant to watch others dance, the main objective is to meet and commune with another person in the same experience. Tango is the most intimate dance that exists between two people. What has changed in the last decade is that dancing tango has become more associated to a profession. Previously, it was basically a form of social encounter. Given the number of new professional dancers, at times the milonga is used as a place to show oneself. We do not speak of special exhibitions by dance couples, but of collective dancing. It is true that young people have great enthusiasm and energy, but, in certain cases, professional eagerness is added to this mix and we see steps only appropriate for an exhibition on a very crowded dance floor. This causes difficulties for its good operation. We are thankful for the proliferation of prácticas, where the dancers can test complex figures at leisure. There are no cortinas or tandas or strict codes, just space, music and freedom.What women want: In most cases, an embrace that provides good support is much more important to them than many complex steps. The magnetism generated between the two torsos is all that is needed for dancing. Women are focused on being a foil for the man. They are thankful when he is careful, and does not lead steps that require movements larger than the room that the couple has available at any given moment. They do not need the man to show them all the steps that he knows. For many of them, just to travel through the dance floor in an embrace is enough. What men want: They celebrate being trusted and allowed to lead. They expect that the position of the woman’s arms will not block their lead and that, in spite of giving themselves to the embrace, women will not lose their axis; that when they do embellishments they will continue to be aware, and not take too much time. Since men have to handle an infinity of situations at the same time, above all they have to calculate the movements of those around them so as to flow with them and continue to advance.And what we all want is to please our partner of the moment. That is what it is all about. One of the greater successes of the structure that a milonga has—division into tandas—is the possibility to change and choose a new partner and to live with each one a unique experience. Besides, a recent slogan rightly said: ”You dance well, you are pretty…”.•Copyright © El Tangauta 2007

"You dance well, you are pretty…".
Tango in Amsterdam: www.danstango.com


The milonga’s dance floor II 
Intimate tango



The proposal is to re-establish the milonga as a space for social encounter, not a place to show one’s dance; also to see if we can understand the reasons for a certain chaos that takes place during the “peak hours”. We continue the debate with Graciela González, Elina Roldán, Vilma Vega, Fernando Galera and Ramiro Gigliotti on diverse aspects of the subject. 

Dancing tango is primarily an intimate situation between two people who, at the same time, co-exist in that space with many other couples. The issue is to share the dance floor with care and respect. Though it is very pleasant to watch others dance, the main objective is to meet and commune with another person in the same experience. Tango is the most intimate dance that exists between two people. What has changed in the last decade is that dancing tango has become more associated to a profession. Previously, it was basically a form of social encounter. Given the number of new professional dancers, at times the milonga is used as a place to show oneself. We do not speak of special exhibitions by dance couples, but of collective dancing. It is true that young people have great enthusiasm and energy, but, in certain cases, professional eagerness is added to this mix and we see steps only appropriate for an exhibition on a very crowded dance floor. This causes difficulties for its good operation. We are thankful for the proliferation of prácticas, where the dancers can test complex figures at leisure. There are no cortinas or tandas or strict codes, just space, music and freedom.

What women want: In most cases, an embrace that provides good support is much more important to them than many complex steps. The magnetism generated between the two torsos is all that is needed for dancing. Women are focused on being a foil for the man. They are thankful when he is careful, and does not lead steps that require movements larger than the room that the couple has available at any given moment. They do not need the man to show them all the steps that he knows. For many of them, just to travel through the dance floor in an embrace is enough. 

What men want: They celebrate being trusted and allowed to lead. They expect that the position of the woman’s arms will not block their lead and that, in spite of giving themselves to the embrace, women will not lose their axis; that when they do embellishments they will continue to be aware, and not take too much time. Since men have to handle an infinity of situations at the same time, above all they have to calculate the movements of those around them so as to flow with them and continue to advance.

And what we all want is to please our partner of the moment. That is what it is all about. One of the greater successes of the structure that a milonga has—division into tandas—is the possibility to change and choose a new partner and to live with each one a unique experience. Besides, a recent slogan rightly said: ”You dance well, you are pretty…”.
Copyright © El Tangauta 2007