The Taste of True Joy. Milonga

You aren’t complete until you haven’t danced a tanda of milonga. In order to free your true self, in order to feel the genuine taste of joy and play, take the time to build a deep friendship with it, to welcome it into your body and milonga will generously reward, not only you but also your partner!

 

Recommended study time for this collection is 7 weeks.

Milonga. Musicality 1

Is the milonga music more complex than the tango music? In this lesson, we’ll be listening to milonga beats, focusing on the stronger ones and understanding that the complexity of rhythm and music is actually the essence of its inspiring force.

14.28 min Milonga Musicality

Milonga. Musicality 2

In this lesson you’ll learn how to count 1-2-3 in many languages… On a serious note now, changing the focus from 1-3 to 1-2-3 is an important step in understanding the milonga music and in incoporating the rhythm in your body. After getting confortable with the count, we’ll move on to practicing how to administrate the space for traspie.

9.04 min Milonga Musicality

Milonga. Combination of Steps. Simple Rhythm and Traspie

A great tool to prepare your body for the milonga rhythm is combining simple milonga steps with traspie. This is the lesson that will be your guide in this quest. And of course your complete involvement is required. The more you practice, the more you get used to the milonga rhythm and vice versa.

4.05 min Musicality Milonga Elements

Milonga. Combination of Steps with Traspie Rhythm

We already know that constant practice is what transforms us in masters of joy and play, masters of milonga that is. For a more intense practice of your milonga, just incorporate traspie in your exercises, as often as possible. In this lesson you'll find a fun and effective way of doing it.

6.25 min Musicality Milonga Elements

Milonga. Traspie in Circular Movements

A strong review of technical details from previous exercises will open for you the door to using circularity in milonga steps. In this lesson, the emphasize is not only on the milonga specific steps and music, but also on how individual posture and embrace help us in experiencing traspie to its fullest!

6.45 min Musicality Milonga Giro

Milonga. Torsion and Speed

You can think of milonga as of the "need for speed" of tango. In this lesson, you’ll see and exercise the way to get to move fast and juicy on the dance floor. And more than that, your dance will become even more astonishing if you get to the point where you speed up only in the essential moments. These exercises and sequences will help you to do so.

12.01 min Milonga Musicality

Milonga. Combination of Steps with Ochos 1

This lesson brings to you a combination of steps powered by play, lots of play. Thinking in pivots, stepping together and having each other as the main focus, will only make the game more spectacular. Remember though, not every time winning is everything. But the will to win, while offering your best to your team mate, is.

8.48 min Milonga Ocho

Milonga. Combination of Steps with Ochos 2

After having played a lot, practiced that is, the milonga rhythm should be already feeling at home in your body. Now it’s the time to learn how to navigate the pista, on the same crazy fun milonga steps. Of course!

7.41 min Elements Milonga Ocho

Milonga. Combination of Steps with Ochos 3

Milongas are more fun and juicy when lots of ochos are involved. So this lesson will offer you one more combination with ochos, for both the follower and the leader. And since you’ll be doing them at the same time, you’ll be having even more fun. The rhythm won’t slow down either. This will be a major boost to your milonga skills!

7.23 min Milonga Ocho

Milonga. Ochos in Line

Once you're confortable with quick ochos on the same spot, we'll move on to building entire imaginary lines of ochos. On milonga rhythm. Guided by this lesson. Wait until it begins, you’ll be unstoppable!

10.35 min Milonga Ocho

Milonga. Combination of Steps with Ochos 4

The thing is, you should never stop looking for new combinations of steps in your dance. Because there are lots of them. In milonga, too. This lesson will offer you one more combination with ochos – a hidden treasure that will astonish not only your dance partner, but also everyone watching.

5.52 min Milonga Ocho