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

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.

Monday night with Tango classes!

Tango Classes:

🎓 Tango Classes Every Monday at Tangobar El Lunes!

Embark on a tango journey with our weekly classes guided by passionate and experienced instructors, Sandrina Dh and Daniele Galiazzo.

  • Beginners Class (18:00-19:10): Perfect for those intrigued by tango and eager to take their first steps into this beautiful dance form.
  • Intermediate & Advanced Class (19:20-20:30): Ideal for dancers seeking to perfect their movements, embellishments, and learn new sequences to enhance their dance.

Important: Always arrive 10 minutes in advance for registration.

Pricing:

  • Single lesson: €15
  • 10 lessons (membership card*): €125 (valid for 3 months), with a €10 discount on your next pass purchase (must be prior to the expiration of your current pass).

Feel free to share this invitation with anyone interested in the authentic tango experience, Tango Rioplatense! See you in class on Monday night!

***Join us at Tango Bar El Lunes, located at Dublin 13, 1050 Bruxelles.For more information, please contact us at info@detangosetrata.com or

WhatsApp Sandrina +32 473 503405

 

We look forward to seeing you at our Monday night milonga and tango classes!

 

Gran Milonga del Río de la Plata con tdj Greg de Merville -Jose Santos Torres

La Milonga sera précédée d’un workshop
‘La joie de la Valse’ 
Flavia Morari (br) & Hernan Alvarez (ar)
de 14:00 à 16:00 h
demo 19:00 h
Au plaisir de vous retrouver sur la piste, 
Abrazo ! 
Participation aux frais :
28 € Participation au workshop or member card
12 € Entrée Milonga 
38 € Participantation au workshop + Milonga + free drink (early birds)
Inscription souhaitable pour le workshop sur le lien ci-dessous ! Nous vous en remercions d’avance !
info@detangosetrata.com
Adresse :
CC De Markten
5, Rue du Vieux Marché aux Grains
1000 Bruxelles (metro St Catherine)
Salle des miroirs – Parquet – 1 er étage
Entrée derrière le bar, monter l’escalier rouge.
 Detangosetrata  & Bailongo de Tango
zijn verheugd de volgende milonga aan te kondigen:
 
 Gran Milonga del Rio de la Plata
 
ZATERDAG 18 mei
van 16:00 tot 22:30 h
Met de Tdj’s
Jose santos torres (ar)
Greg Demerville (fr)

De Markten
 
De milonga wordt voorafgegaan door een workshop :
‘ De fijne subtiliteit van de Vals’
Flavia Morari & Hernan Alvarez (ar)van 14:00 tot 16:00 h
demo 19:00 h

Van harte allen welkom op de dansvloer !
Abrazo!
Deelname in onkosten :
28 €  Deelname aan workshop of lidkaart
12 € Inkom Milonga
38 € Deelname aan workshop + Inkom Milonga + ‘early birds’ drankje
Registratie voor workshop is wenselijk op het mailadres hieronder:
Wij danken u bij voorbaat ! 
info@detangosetrata.com
Adres :
De Markten
Oude Graanmarkt, 5
1000 Brussel (metro St Katelijne)
Spiegelzaal – Parket – 1 ste Verdieping
Ingang na het cafe, volg de rode trap.

Monday night with Tango classes!

Tango Classes:

🎓 Tango Classes Every Monday at Tangobar El Lunes!

Embark on a tango journey with our weekly classes guided by passionate and experienced instructors, Sandrina Dh and Daniele Galiazzo.

  • Beginners Class (18:00-19:10): Perfect for those intrigued by tango and eager to take their first steps into this beautiful dance form.
  • Intermediate & Advanced Class (19:20-20:30): Ideal for dancers seeking to perfect their movements, embellishments, and learn new sequences to enhance their dance.

Important: Always arrive 10 minutes in advance for registration.

Pricing:

  • Single lesson: €15
  • 10 lessons (membership card*): €125 (valid for 3 months), with a €10 discount on your next pass purchase (must be prior to the expiration of your current pass).

Feel free to share this invitation with anyone interested in the authentic tango experience, Tango Rioplatense! See you in class on Monday night!

***Join us at Tango Bar El Lunes, located at Dublin 13, 1050 Bruxelles.For more information, please contact us at info@detangosetrata.com or

WhatsApp Sandrina +32 473 503405

 

We look forward to seeing you at our Monday night milonga and tango classes!

 

Gran Milonga del Rio de la Plata

Detangosetrata & Bailongo de Tango
ont le plaisir de vous annoncer la prochaine
 
Gran Milonga del Rio de la Plata
 
SAMEDI 16 Mars
de 16:00 à 22:30 h
Avec Tdj Carolina La Limena (pe)
Tdj Jose El Chinito (ar)
DeMarkten
 
La Milonga sera précédée de 2 workshops: 
Tango Technique individuel
Tango Picado (rhythmique)

Avec Celine Ruiz y Diego Amado
de 13:00 à 16:00 h
Demo à 19:00 h

Le dimanche, les workshops se poursuivent de 14:00 à 17:00 h.

Au plaisir de vous retrouver sur la piste, 
Abrazo! 

 

 
 
 
 
 
Participation aux frais :Workshop : 28 € ou carte de membre de 120 € pour 5 workshops

Forfait journée samedi (2 ws + milonga) : 50 €

Milonga : 12 €

Inscription souhaitable pour le workshop sur le lien ci-dessous ! Nous vous en remercions d’avance !
info@detangosetrata.com

 
 
: Adresse
CC De Markten
5, Rue du Vieux Marché aux Grains
1000 Bruxelles (metro St Catherine)
Salle des miroirs – Parquet – 1 er étage
Entrée derrière le bar, monter l’escalier rouge.

 

 
 
 Detangosetrata  & Bailongo de Tango
zijn verheugd u de volgende milonga aan te kondigen:
 
 Gran Milonga del Rio de la Plata
 
ZATERDAG 16 maart
van 16:00 tot 22:30 h
Met

Tdj Carolina La Limena (pe)
Tdj Jose El Chinito (ar)
DeMarkten

 

De milonga wordt voorafgegaan door 2 workshops :
13:00>14.15 h: Tango Techniek Individueel
14.30>16:00 h: Tango Picado (ritmisch)
met Celine Ruiz & Diego Amado
van 13:00 tot 16:00 h
Demo :19:00 h

Op zondag worden de workshops vervolgd van 14:00 tot 17:00 hrs

Van harte welkom op de dansvloer !
Abrazo!

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Deelname in onkosten :Workshop: 28 € of ledenkaart van 120 € voor 5 workshops

Dagpas zaterdag (2 workshops + milonga): 50 €

Milonga: 12 €

Registratie voor de workshops is wenselijk op de mail hieronder:
Wij danken u bij voorbaat ! 
info@detangosetrata.com

 
 
: Adres
De Markten
Oude Graanmarkt, 5
1000 Brussel (metro St Katelijne)
Spiegelzaal – Parket – 1 ste Verdieping
Ingang na het cafe, volg de rode trap.

 

 

🎶 Monday Night Milonga at Tangobar El Lunes!

🎶 Monday Night Milonga at Tangobar El Lunes!

Dance the night away at the only authentic milonga in Brussels, featuring the best TDJs from the ‘barrio.’

When: Every Monday from 20:30 to 23:55

Entrance Fee: €7

Special Offer: Dedicated dancers can purchase a member card for just €50, granting access to 10 milongas on Mondays. A fantastic way to enjoy more dancing while saving on the entrance fee.

Join us at Tango Bar El Lunes, located at Dublin 13, 1050 Bruxelles. For more information, contact us at info@detangosetrata.com.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Monday night milonga and tango classes!

WhatsApp Sandrina +32 473 503405

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Why Milonga del Rio de la Plata ?

Rio de la Plata is an estuary* in the south Atlantic that runs from the city of La Plata ((Argentina) to the city of Punta del Este (Uruguay); with a distance of 230 km. This estuary is maintained by the mouth of the Parana River and the Uruguay River. Three ports face commercial activities from the north of the city of Rosario with a river port on the banks of the Parana. At the mouth of this river,  is the port of Buenos Aires, and further south in contact with the Atlantic is the deepest port of the silver river in Montevideo.

The etymology of the word “tango” is and has been a source of controversy. 

What is true is that the word tango was used to refer to the “meeting places” used both in Africa, and in colonial America, like other words such as “canyengue”, “milonga” do have also their African origins. As far back as 1790 in the Buenos Aires lobby,the word”tango” was used to refer to the dance meetings of African slaves. In Montevideo it was used with a similar meaning since the dawn of 1800.

It should be added that Cuban ships stayed in these ports for several months to load salted meat, where they expressed their musical expressions as the habanera.

It is not a coincidence that in these two  ports slaves were  welcomed and byteriormente of the great European immigration between 1880 and 1920 (about 6 million men). 

As a result of this immigration and its cultural amalgamation the tango was born, first in Buenos Aires, and at the same time a little bit later in Montevideo and Rosario. 

Before 1880 the ratio of population between Montevideo was 2 for Buenos Aires and 1 for Montevideo, i.e. almost two million in BA and almost  1million in MTV.

Today that ratio is 15 million for the great Buenos Aires and 1.5 million for Montevideo.

This difference changed the importance of cultural and economic power. However, 5000 km south of the Argentine capital, inland, tango was not known, because it was a cultural phenomenon that is gestured and developed on the shores of the Rio de la Plata. 

We find it fairer to talk about Tango in this way including all its protagonists and not restrict it to a country.

It is in that sense we call our brussels milonga “Milonga del Rio de la ‘Plata”

* the wide part of a river at the place where it joins the sea: 

Written by Hugo godoy