Plegaria

Plegaria

Plegaria – The Tango of Death There are several recordings of the tango Plegaria (Prayer) dating back to the 1920’s. However, the one we hear at milongas is the version recorded by Osvaldo Fresedo -> Listen to Plegaria The music is melancholy, especially as...
Gricel

Gricel

Much has been written about the beautiful tango “Gricel”. Here we reference “Gricel, una Historia Romantica” and “La Historia de Amor que Se Eternizó en un Tango” (in spanish).  The most popular recorded version of the song would be Troilo-Fiorentino ->...
The First Dance

The First Dance

Imagine this…  You are attending an out of town Milonga and signal a lady that you have never met to dance using the “cabeceo”.  You take her to the dance floor, embrace and take your first step.  Will she be able to tell how good or bad the dance and tanda will be...
Walking Straight….

Walking Straight….

Why is it that many tangueros and tangueras have a hard time walking in a straight line?  Many times, it could be the leads’ “fault”, but regardless, both leads and followers should work on improving their own technique.  Let’s analyze some examples: Simple Walk: In...
Focus on your local Tango community too!

Focus on your local Tango community too!

Everyone in a Tango community should be focused on growing the community at large, creating better dancers, better leads, better followers, better understanding of what Tango is, the music, the culture…it’s a packaged deal!  Below are just a few things that are taken...