I was fortunate to find my holiday plans were going to find me in Buenos Aires for the start of the New Year, with hopes/dreams of actually dancing there. My initial plans to "turn up" and see if I could get some dances at a Milonga, travelling on my own, were put into sharp perspective by fellow dancers in my home Tango community. Instead they hurriedly scribbled Ruben and Cherie's name on a piece of paper and gave it me as they left the Milonga in Shropshire, with strict instructions to contact them both.
Ruben and Cherie arranged for me to have a class at their studio in Boedo, which focussed on a rapid technique improvement, posture check and lesson in musicality and the art of following: all essential skills for making it round the dance floor in a busy BsAs Milonga. They then both shared with me some of the essential dos and don't s of Milonga etiquette (without which it could have been embarrassing in an amusing way), then Ruben whisked me off to a traditional Milonga in Barranco.
And I got to dance.....with wonderful Ruben...what an absolute joy. As I said to Ruben at the end of the Milonga, my feet were sore, and he commented 'but your heart is happy'. How very true - but it seemed to be a common emotion amongst the Milongueros.
Looking back now, just getting up to dance with Ruben in the very busy Milonga was a little daunting, but the idea of dancing with others was ...scary. Thankfully I relaxed and did get dances with other gentlemen, but just being there and being able to watch and share the common enjoyment of dancing was a rich experience. I would not have been able to do it without Ruben and Cherie's carefully focused teaching and advice and Ruben's so wonderful support.
I can't wait to go back....and I hope to bring friends with me next time to be coached with Ruben and Cherie (if they'll have us) and then to experience dance like no other in a Buenos Aires Milonga. I'll certainly be back.
If you want to dance in a Milonga in Buenos Aires, Ruben and Cherie will help make it much, much easier to do so - and if you enjoy dancing, it is a dance experience that is hard to match.
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