|A couple of old pros.|
Milonga are a fun way to watch and learn tango because they start (or at least La Viruta starts) with tango lessons. So from 10:30 until 12:00 we all took beginner tango lessons.
|Actually, before any lessons the professionals dance around making the tango look super easy.|
It is not.
|Better at tango than horseback riding.|
It is hard to explain how good the local dancers were. Suffice it to say that as bad as we were - and we were bad - they were good. They sailed and glided over the entire dance floor. They effortlessly bobbed and weaved through the masses of untrained and novice milongueros, i.e. Jesse and me, Lynda and Steve, Howie & Sue (who only after a few hours of bumping into people realized that the entire dance floor danced clockwise, and not counter-clockwise).
Instructor: ¨You are very good. But you keep bumping into people.¨
Howie: ¨Yes. Why are all these people going the wrong way?¨
Instructor: ¨I am very sorry. You are going the wrong way¨
Howie: ¨No hablo espanol¨
It was fun to watch.
|But they got the hang of it pretty quickly...|
|Look at those smiles. That is the sign of a fun milonga.|
Or the general happiness as a result of my moustache.
La Viruta Milonga
$25 pesos cover charge
Call in advance to reserve a table. Request on right on the dance floor.
See some pictures in our Milonga Album.
* Actually, at the end of each tango lesson they sell half-priced tickets. So the second visit only cost $3per person.