Tentative Spring Milonga calendar for Halifax
Note: The word Milonga has two meanings, often confusing for beginner dancers!:
1) Milonga, as in a gathering = tango dance party, an event where people are dancing tangos, vals or milongas. USE: I am going to the milonga tonight.
2) Milonga, as in a dance type = here milonga refers to a type of musical rhythm and dance form in the tango genre (tango, vals, and milonga). Historically the milonga as a a dance form pre-dates tango, and has more African Caribbean roots. USE: Let’s take the next milonga class so we can dance when they play one at the Saturday milonga.
Tangonova Milongas are held at 1313 Hollis St, parking lot north side.Usually 9- midnight or 8-11 pm. Check web site calendar for details re start time and pre-milonga class offerings.
You Two Can Tango milongas are held at Ft Massey Church, corner of Tobin and Queen.
NEXT = Thursday, March 9: Milonguita with Lorne and Martina (Ft Massey) = a friendly introduction to the etiquette and structure of the milonga (tango dance party) for YouTwoCanTango beginner students and others/all community members welcome.Time TBA. DJ = Lorne
Regular Milongas with Tangonova or YouTwoCanTango
Saturday, March 11 = tentative/Tangonova
Saturday, March 18 = Ft Massey/YouTwoCanTango
Saturday, March 25 = Milonga 1313/Tangonova
Saturdays, April 8= Milonga Serpentine with Michael Scott (new location) details TBA
April 15 & April 22 NO Tangonova MILONGAS (on Vacation)
Saturday, April 29= Milonga 1313/Tangonova
May, 13 & 27 =Milonga 1313/Tangonovoaa
June 10 & 24* =Milonga 1313/Tangonova
*June 24 Possibly on the waterfront, weather permitting.
MUSIC & Other Tangnonova Milonga Details
Regular DJ = Leggy Peggy (mostly traditional tango recordings from the golden age of tango with a few contemporary sets. Requests honoured, especially from guests, so not always predictable.)
Guest DJs : Michael Scott, Kirill Rosen, occassional out of town visitors.
COST = $10 at the door/$7 students. Start time = Varies/ 8:30-11:30 or 9-midnight/check web events listing before coming/FB?or get on email list.
BYOB (glasses provided)
Help with set up always appreciated. Call Margaret for more info/lessons/ etc.
Spring Milongas at Ft Massey with You Two Can Tango = Please google their web site for their spring dates. They may still be working out details.