Nathalie's tango scene


Your contact is Nathalie: nathalie@tangomalta.org | 79287755
Venue: Numero Dos, 2 Triq il-Mastrudaxxa,Qasam Industrijali, MOSTA


If interested please contact Nathalie on 79287755 Nathalie @tangomalta.org-


REGULAR WEEKLY SCHEDULE

MONDAYS: 7.30pm Intermedios (with partner) / 9.15pm Practica for all.


TUESDAYS: 8.00pm Principiantes

SATURDAYS: 9.00pm MILONGA until 12.30am


OTHER DAYS: Nathalie is available by appointment for individual or small group private lessons of all levels, and for wedding dance preparation. Write to nathalie@tangomalta.org or phone her on 79287755


Always check out the calendar on the right for any last minute changes

Etiquette


Respect ...
the person you are dancing with


Respect ...
the people around you


Respect ...
the line of dance


 

Tandas and Cortinas at the Milonga

During a Milonga it is generally the custom to play a set of 3 pieces of music,  grouped by Orchestra. Each set is separated by a cortina, a short piece of non-tango music. The cortina is usually the opportune moment to ask someone to dance the next tanda.

If you want to dance, show your intention

Do not expect someone to interrupt your conversation to ask you to dance. Try not to carry on a prolonged conversation if you are close to the edge of the dance floor, give room to those looking to dance.

Invitation

In our milonga both women and men have equal opportunities to ask anyone to dance.  Miradas, and Cabeceo  are the acceptable forms of invitation.
One also has every right to refuse a dance, therefore using Cabeceo helps to save face both ways.


Proceed onto the dance floor cautiously

Dancers on the dance floor always have the right of way. Never walk across the dance floor while other people are dancing. Leaders ideally you cabaceo the leader you would like to go in front of and make sure he has seen you.


Respect the line of dance

Always dance in a counter clockwise direction, preferably dancing on the outer perimeter.


Be conscientious and courteous to your fellow dancers

Avoid bumping into other dancers. If you do, apologise and try to slow down, recollect yourself, and be more careful. Avoid any steps that could potentially hurt others.


Respect your partner at all times during the dance

It is rather common to dance close in tango, but it's not a requirement. Be sensitive to your partners' comfort level with their personal space. Dancing close is not an invitation for inappropriate behavior.


Respect your partners' level of dancing
If you are the more experienced dancer, compromise by dancing at your partner's level.


No teaching or correcting at the milonga

Never correct your partner while on the dance floor. If you must show someone a step save it for a practica to avoid impeding the dance flow. ..and if you are a teacher, to your classes.


Talking is inappropriate while dancing tango

Talk between songs or when off the dance floor. If you must talk on the floor, keep it to a minimum.


Allow the dancers to hear the music

When you're off the dance floor, keep your voice down to allow the dancers to hear to the music.


Personal hygiene is essential

Bad breath and body odour are common offenders. Perfume is not a replacement for bathing and fresh clothing.


Dress

We recommend to dress smartly.

2 comments:

  1. This is all such excellent advice and I feel confident that your upcoming beginners course will produce some well socialised new tangueros for us to share a tanda or two with very soon.

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  2. Thank you so much..yes i do drill it in :)

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