Tango Argentino > What do you prefer?

Discussion in 'Tango Argentino' started by Zaratustra shaking it, Dec 23, 2005.


Tango or Milonga

  1. Tango

    20 vote(s)
  2. Milonga

    5 vote(s)
  1. Tango or milonga??
  2. DavidL

    DavidL New Member



    (Although, while I enjoy both a great deal, Tango can entertain me longer than Milonga can).

  3. FTL

    FTL New Member

    I haven't really danced milonga yet but I've watched it several times. I think I prefer tango for now.

    I am not so sure if there is any proper sequence learning Argentine dances but I am currently doing tango and just started vals. I put milonga for last because it attracts me the least.
  4. I love to dance them both... milonga is happier, but tango is... well tango is tango.
  5. Twirly

    Twirly New Member

    I can't do milonga very well yet, but I'd love to learn it properly. It's so much fun and a wonderful break from the intensity of tango. It will be interesting to see if anyone votes for milonga...
  6. diputs

    diputs New Member

    I have to ask, because I have been curious since I first saw this thread.

    I have never done any "type" of tango. I was under the impression that a milango was a tango party. I am gathering that this is incorrect from this thread.

    I know of three types of tango. American, Argentino and International. Where does Milango fit in?
  7. ssjss

    ssjss New Member

    A Milonga is a place to Tango. It also iis a genre of A.T. There are three basic types of Tangos you'll find at a Milonga. From Milonga, Tango And Vals. Each are close but different in music, tech. and experience. Milonga is a happy dance done at 2/4. Tango is Tango, I can't put words to it, There's just too much there to explain. Vals music 3/4 and for lack of better words resembles a watz.
  8. diputs

    diputs New Member

  9. jhpark

    jhpark Member

    I'm not comfortable dancing milonga yet, so it's tango and waltz by default for me. I'm not really interested in learning milonga, apart from the fact that not dancing milonga means I have few chances to dance with the lovely ladies who do dance milonga...
  10. bentivoglia1

    bentivoglia1 New Member

    what happened to waltz?

  11. new-ish

    new-ish New Member

    Well, you know that somebody has to zig while everyone else is zagging, but at this point in my Tango journey, I definitely feel more comfortable with Milonga style. Probably because the 2/4 timing is easier to grasp than 4/4.

    When I first started ballroom, I felt more comfortable with Merengue than Salsa, but now I don't even do Merengue.
  12. I think vals would be included in "tango"
  13. Tanguera

    Tanguera New Member

    I like both... :)
  14. jhpark

    jhpark Member

    I've finally started becoming comfortable with milonga. No traspie yet though... And it's definitely not my favorite of the three.
  15. The Tango Addict

    The Tango Addict New Member

    Definitely Tango!!!!
  16. Lilly_of_the_valley

    Lilly_of_the_valley Well-Known Member

    It depends. On a song, on a partner....
  17. Angel HI

    Angel HI Well-Known Member

    As in all dance genres, each dance brings something different to the floor. The three main dances of the AT family bring 3 distinct rhythms, timings, movements, and feelings to the dance floor and to each dancer. Each can be happy...somber (yes, even milonga...), energetic or smooth. The common thread is that they all inspire a passion that all of us at the DF find intoxicating.

    Which is preferred? The answer is simple. It's, "Ask me again, tomorrow".
  18. Heather2007

    Heather2007 New Member

    Milonga. Dare I blow my own trumpet :wink: but I lead it brilliantly and so I love it. But, I prefer to "follow" a tango - especially when the lead is leading it slowly, in time, sensuously, imaginatively with many dramatic pauses, holds, slow turns etc. Corrrrr...I just get lost in the translation of it all. Yum!
  19. bordertangoman

    bordertangoman Well-Known Member

    Have you ever stopped? :wink:
  20. Heather2007

    Heather2007 New Member

    Mais bien sur, cherie!!

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