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These notes summarise a milonga lesson by Juan and Kicca at the Cambridge TangoBar in 2002.

Juan Manuel Acosta & Kicca Tommasi reminded us of the milonga "style":

... weight grounded through our pelvis

       
 

We began by stepping only on the strong beats:

   
    Step forward onto one foot

Close with the other foot

Step back onto first foot

Close with the other foot

 

.. then only on contratime beats:

   
    Step forward onto one foot

Close with the other foot

Step back onto first foot

Close with the other foot

 

We danced a milonga box, first closing on alternate strong beats ...

   
    Leader steps back onto his right foot

Leader steps back and to side onto his left foot

leader steps to side and forward onto his right foot

Leader steps forward (and slightly to right side) onto his left foot

Leader steps forward and to side onto his right foot

Leader closes onto his left foot

 

then closing on alternate contratime beats:

   
    Leader steps back onto his right foot

Leader steps back and to side onto his left foot

leader steps to side and forward onto his right foot

Leader steps forward (and slightly to right side) onto his left foot

Leader steps forward and to side onto his right foot

Leader closes onto his left foot

  We danced a milonga fragment closing on alternate stong beats:    
    Leaders steps forward onto his right foot

Leader steps forward and ahead onto his left foot

Leader steps forward and and to the right on his right foot

Leader closes onto his left foot

Leader taps onto his right foot

  We then danced it closing on alternate contratime beats:    
    Leaders steps forward onto his right foot

Leader steps forward and ahead onto his left foot

Leader steps forward and and to the right on his right foot

Leader closes onto his left foot

Leader taps onto his right foot

  We danced a milonga fragment closing on alternate stong beats...    
    Leaders steps forward onto his left foot

Leader steps forward and to side onto his right foot

Leader close onto his left foot

Leader tap onto his right foot

 

We then danced it closing on alternate contratime beats:

   
    Leaders steps forward onto his left foot

Leader steps forward and to side onto his right foot

Leader close onto his left foot

Leader tap onto his right foot

       
     

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