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The Tango Etiquette
What to do, and not to do at milonga. In Tango Manners you'll find out all you ever wanted to know about etiquette at tango milongas, but were afraid to ask.

The Tango Magic
You can find more about the essence and history of Argentine Tango, Milonga etiquette, and a lot of useful information in the Beginner’s Guide of Tango.

The Styles of Tango
Clive Randewich, November 2001
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It's difficult to describe styles in a way that everyone agrees with. On the dance-floor, all styles require respect for other dancers and for the line of dance.

Salon Style Tango is typically danced with an upright body posture with the two dancers maintaining separate axes. The embrace can be close or open, but it is typically offset

Milonguero Style Tango is typically danced with a slightly leaning posture that joins the upper torsos of the two dancers in a close chest-to-chest embrace while allowing a distance between the couple's feet.

Tango Nuevo looks at tango's structure to find previously unexplored combinations of steps and new figures. It is danced in an open embrace and a great emphasis is placed on each dancer maintaining his or her own axis.

Fantasia (Stage Show Tango) is a combination of various styles danced in an open embrace with additional elements that are not part of the social tango vocabulary.

Canyengue is a historical form of tango. The embrace is close, the dancers typically have bent knees as they move, and the woman does not execute a cross.

Ruben and Sandra

Roxana & Fabian Belmonte
performing at Tango Blooms,
Club Milonga’s 20th Anniversary Milonga,
May 2012, Estonian House Grand Hall

Many thanks to Roxana & Fabian Belmonte,
Elizabeth Sadowska & Linda Smith and
Ruben Bustamante & Sandra Rocha for
the fabulous performances.