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 Milonga Elements Musicality

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 Milonga Elements Musicality

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 Milonga Giro Musicality

Milonga. Combination of Steps with Sacada 1

We'll start with an exercise in order to prepare the ground for introducing a little sacada in our milonga steps. Once again, a proper axis, individual posture, change of weight done right is what’s going to ensure that sacada will only intensify the feeling of joy in our dance!

9.53 min Milonga Sacada Elements

Milonga. Combinations of Steps with Sacada 2

When you enter a game that you like, you want to play it again and again. You become addicted. In the good way. Practice the sacadas, make them circular, reverse all these movements. Everything on milonga rhythm of course. And you’re on your way to becoming not only the ultimate milonga player, but also winner.

8.23 min Milonga Sacada Elements

Milonga Review with Music 1

Let yourself be inspired by watching the maestros performing all the elements in the lessons until now. This is a gift video, which you’ll discover inside this collection of lessons. (Music: orquesta – Canaro, “Milonga de mis amores”)

1.37 min Milonga

Milonga. Combinations of Steps with Rebound

Rebounds and crosses could change the way you dance milonga forever, as they will always help you catch up with the rhythm. That’s the thing in milonga – you should follow the rhythm. And getting into a long term, love relationship with it is only possible through constantly training your body and ear.

15.09 min Milonga Rebote

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