Practilongas


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The SoTango Practilonga is a beautiful space to practice and dance tango socially. 

It's also an opportunity for Sydney's tango aficionados to welcome and support new dancers into Sydney's tango community, and in so doing help the community to grow and thrive!

Next Dates for 2018
SoTango's Practilongas (formerly known as Learner's Milongas) are held every 7 - 8 weeks, normally coinciding with our end of term Celebrations.

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Sunday December 9 - also our Christmas Party!

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What is a Practilonga?
A practilonga is a a widely accepted term around the world used to describe a tango dance event that is a cross between a practica and a milonga. A practica is an Argentine tango practice session. Its primary focus is on practicing and experimenting with tango moves and technique. A milonga is a tango social dance party. At at milonga the primary focus is on social dancing and respecting good floor craft.

In a practilonga it is acceptable to do both - to practice and to social dance, providing those practicing are mindful and respectful of social dancers and vice versa. 



How does it work?
At SoTango's Practilonga music will be played in tandas (sets of songs) and cortinas (interval music separating the tandas), as is found at most formal milongas.

Dancers may chose to focus on social dancing, moving in the line of dance around the floor, working on refining navigation skills. They may also choose to work on elements of the dance, in a designated practice area.

The rules of etiquette can be relaxed making it ok for limited dialogue with your partner while dancing. If it becomes necessary to stop to dialogue, or to work on something in one spot, then that couple can move to the practice area, so as not to impede the line of dance. 

Who can attend?
At the SoTango Practilonga anyone is welcomed with open arms - from relative newbies to aficionados. 

Details
Location 
Mill Hill Community Centre, 31 - 33 Spring Street, Bondi Junction
5 mins from Bondi Junction Station. If driving allow time for parking. Go here for more on best parking.

Pre-Practilonga Workshops
SoTango's Integrate / Initiate Workshop (1 hour) starts 1 hour prior to the Practilonga. 

Integrate: a review of basic moves for social dancing (some prior knowledge of the tango walk, ochos and parallel cross is required). Initiate: a guide to the social codes and etiquette for dancing at milongas. A great warm-up and preparation for the Practilonga!

☆ Complimentary afternoon tea, refreshments and nibbles 
☆ Lucky door prizes

BYO
☆ Favourite beverage
☆ Feel free to bring a plate to share

Rates
PractiLonga $15
Workshop $25 - includes free entry to PractiLonga
Free entry for your non-dancing friends - an opportunity for them to discover what social tango dancing is all about!

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Group shot at the end of a great tango session at the Mill Hill Centre (4.11.17)!

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