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3 Mondays : Workshop Milonga with Hernan Alvarez Prieto & Sandrina Dh @Tangobar El lunes

May 6 @ 19h20 - 20h30

Hernan Alvarez Prieto is currently in Brussels!

He’s known for his vibrant energy on the dance floor, and he’s not just an exceptional milonga dancer; he also explains and teaches clearly. And now, he’s teaming up with me to offer a special series of three consecutive Monday courses on ‘Milonga’ at Tango Bar El Lunes!

3 Milonga Workshops:

Mastering Rhythm and Syncopation

Join us for an immersive journey into the heart of milonga! In these workshops, we’ll delve deep into the rhythm and syncopation that define this exhilarating dance form. Instead of just focusing on steps and sequences, we’ll uncover the secrets of mastering milonga’s unique rhythm and structure.

Together, we’ll explore how to navigate the intricate syncopations and pauses, discovering the perfect moments to execute each step with precision and flair. By understanding the rhythm on a deeper level, you’ll learn to dance milonga with grace, fluidity, and expressive freedom.

Don’t miss this opportunity to elevate your milonga skills and unleash your creativity on the dance floor! Join us and experience the joy of dancing milonga like never before.

MILONGA Workshop

  • Monday, April 22nd: Basic rhythme
  • Monday April 29th: “Milonga Lisa”
  • Monday June 6th: “Milonga Traspie” 

18:00 hrs introduction to rhythm and steps for beginners 

19:20 hrs for more advanced dancers.

Tangobar el Lunes 

Dublinstreet 13

1050 Ixelles

A bit of history!

Milonga is an integral part of the cultural heritage of Argentina and Uruguay, particularly in the region of Río de la Plata. Emerging in the late 19th century, it became known for its vibrant rhythm and playful, syncopated steps. Originating in the urban neighborhoods of Buenos Aires and Montevideo, milonga was initially danced in informal street gatherings. Its roots can be traced back to the African influence brought by slaves and Afro-Argentine communities, as well as to the European immigrants who settled in the region.

Initially accompanied by guitars, drums, and simple instruments, milonga’s lively rhythm encouraged spontaneous expression and improvisation. Over time, it evolved into a structured dance form, blending elements of European ballroom dance and Argentine folklore. Milonga quickly gained popularity among working-class communities, offering a joyful escape and social interaction.

While tango eventually surpassed milonga in international recognition, milonga remains an essential part of the tango dance repertoire. It continues to be celebrated in milongas worldwide, preserving its rich history and cultural significance as the “mother” of tango.

Today, milonga thrives as a cherished tradition in the tango community, known for its infectious energy and playful spirit, captivating dancers and audiences alike.


Dublin (Tangobar el Lunes)
Rue de Dublin 13,
Ixelles, 1050 Belgique
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