Tango Fun
with Igor Polk and Teressa

Canyengue and Milonga
with elements of Orillero


Milonga is a dance originated on Salon dance floors from Orillero and Canyengue. Modern Milonga is danced differently than those older styles of tango but curries most important elements of them: step technique, rhythm, and playfulness.

Milonga as a dance is more rhythmic and sharp than Salon Tango and its music is very specific. Some Milongas are written with the clear intent to express the rhythm and feel of Candombe - an ancient Argentine black-dance, the basis of Tango. Milonga has different energy, more major, more playful, than modern Tango.

All this dances share the same technique which we are going to learn. This technique is also used in the Salon Tango in some elements. Milonga is usually played at the dance parties in the following proportion to Tango and Vals: 1 Milonga tanda per 5 Tango and Vals tandas.

There are 4 ways to dance Milonga.

In our classes we concentrate on Technique, Rhythms, and Musicality of Milonga. There is no Milonga without the right technique. We learn it in open and close embrace. During these classes you are also will learn some Canyengue and Orillero styles.


Cubberley Community Center Auditorium
4000 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94303-4760

Every Wednesday in October, 2007

8:00 - 10:00 pm.

$10 Only !

www.virtuar.com/jcc/ - more about Milonga
510-582-8711; 510-610-8711(cell); ipolk@virtuar.com