The Milonga is a rhythmic, passionate and sophisticated Tango style which uses the same basic elements as Tango, and requires a greater relaxation of legs and body. Movement is normally faster, and pauses are not made, however dynamics may be danced without having to run fast or using much space. The Milonga Traspié style is relatively new and has its origins in the tango/milonga move called "traspié", which in the Buenos Aires jargon stands for"wrong step". Basically this a change of weight from one foot to the other in a syncopated manner. Originally the tango/milonga dancers used to include some "traspiés" in their dance, but just some. Milonga traspié developed as a style in the 1990's.
Milonga de Salón
The Milonga de Salón or Classic Milonga style uses the same basic dance formats of the tango dance. Newly, some call it "Milonga Lisa" to differentiate it from the Milonga traspié. In rhythm terms, in the the milonga de Salón the dancers step on each beat of the music.
Milonga de Salón and Milonga Traspié group classes are organised by our School on Saturdays.
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