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Milonga w Santa, Baking Goodies Contest & Boston Tango Orchestra
Dec 15, 2019 - Dec 15, 2019
Milonga with Santa becomes and Annual tradition! Do not miss it! Win 2 tickets to HYPERION ENSEMBLE LIVE and New Year's Eve Extravaganza by participating in Baked Goodies Contest. Dance to Boston Tango Orchestra with sound mastered by Hernan! Get gift from Santa!
Boston Tango Orchestra live at 8:15pm (set 1) and 10pm (set 2).
Santa arrives promptly at 9:30pm (we’ had confirmed
the time with his Reindeers). To get a GIFT - prove your
good-ness!!! ATTEND 3rd AnnualCostume Ball and
Tournament to make sure that on 15th you are NOT
saying: It’s my first time here...
Santa might not like it!
Baking Goodies Contest
How to participate:
1. Register your participation by sending your name and name of your goodies by email to You can bake as a team.
2. Bring baked goodies to Milonga Ideal on 12/15. Arrive before 9pm, so we have time to prepare the display. Bake enough – the more people try your baked masterpiece – the more chances they’ll vote for you.
3. Your baked creation will be identified by number. All the baked goodies will be presented at 9:30pm for all Tangeros and Tangeras to try.
4. Votes counting will take place at 10:30pm performed by our DJ of the Night.
5. Everyone can participate including Hernan, Anita, Natalia & Grisha. Winner will be announced at 11pm.
Dec 15, 2019
7:00 - 11:30pm
10 Sessions
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Vals - closed class
Jan 6, 2020 - Mar 9, 2020

Vals - Closed Class

MONDAYS 7:30 - 9:30pm
10 weeks | Crazily Progressive Class | Couples ONLY

PLEASE NOTE: This class starts Monday January 6th

Vals is the most joyful from three tango genres with its ¾ notation and happy feel of spinning and floating. One just cannot resist getting on the dance floor. The music simply takes you in.

The biggest difference between Vals and Tango is hidden in the interpretation of double time (1--2-|-3--1). If interpreted exactly double time would fall somewhere between 2 and 3, but not exactly on 2 and not exactly on 3.

What You MUST know

No drop-ins!

Vals - Closed Class is design as a progressive course consisting of 10 2-hours classes. Every class new subject is being introduced, based on the assumption that everyone has already a good understanding and sufficient practice of what was introduced in previous classes. No drop-ins are therefore possible. If you cannot commit – it is only to your own benefit (and courtesy to those who can commit) to work through private lessons where you can work at your own speed and your own schedule.

Partner IS necessary

In this crazily progressive class we do not change partners. If we do, it is only for the very short period of the lesson to trick you into understanding something while not blaming your partner. And therefore – if your partner cannot come – you are stuck with working by yourself or at mercy of others who might be willing to share partner with you. No replacements allowed unless there is medical reason and your original partner is really out for the reminder of the series. Yes, we will help you find the new one.


Completed Intermediate Tango Course (all 3 cycles) or good understanding of giros and molinete patterns are required. You need to know “what’s” and “how tos” of molinete, giros to left and right, and be able to comfortably change direction of turn on forward and back crosses. The basic understanding of sacadas, barridas, boleos, ganchos, volcadas, colagadas and alterations is a definite advantage. Don’t know it? – please work on it while waiting for the next edition to start.

What’s the purpose?

To be able to enjoy Vals, as it is probably the most cheerful and sweetly swirling from the three genres.

Also - to get brizuelized*, meaning to be recognized and searched for as a great Vals dancer. To join the elite of those who dance all 3 genres, not just tango. To make Boston Tango Community better as a whole and perceived as well rounded, well-educated and simply great dancers. You already speak tango comfortably. Now is time to venture into Vals.

Vals vocabulary

Steps are Not important. Steps are Very important. Contradictory. And confusing… StepsSteps are Not important. Steps are Very important. Contradictory. And confusing… Steps are visualization of what you know and what you understand. At some point you will know so many steps, combinations, and sequences that you forget to think in them, forget that you need them and you just start talking Milonga / Tango / Vals. Three dialects that you need to know.
Yes. There will be a lot of combinations and variations of those very combinations that make Vals look like Vals.

Vals musicality

We will discuss, re-discuss and discuss some more structure of Vals, affixed 1-2-3 rhythm, repetitive parts, Vals criollo versus Vals cruzado, double time emphasizing accent on TWO or THREE in patterns and timing, changes in timing based on phrases, cadencia, phrasing of Vals and more. We recommend great read ‘Lets dance to the music!’ by Joaquin Amenabar.

From zero to hero

We promise people WILL notice that you had taken this course. And once this happens – you are on the way to your transformation. You will leave this course enlighten. ***You are welcome to take Vals - Closed Class as many times a as you wish. You will find out that each time will bring new insights that you were not ready for the time before. Remember – when you are ready, the teacher, the opportunity, the whatever you waiting for - will appear. Work on your readiness

*bri * zuel * ize

BRIZUELIZE / verb; past tense: brizuelized; past participle: brizuelized; Become so good and famous for your embrace and your leading-following abilities as Hernan Brizuela. Term coined by Eric Eisack. Examples: 'Since he got brizuelized the eyes of all ladies were following him the moment he entered the Milonga in hopes for cabaceo.' 'Her total brizualization made her searched for follower as her sensitivity to even most delicate lead increased dramatically.'

Jan 6, 2020 - Mar 9, 2020
7:30 - 9:30pm
1 Session
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Great Gatsby Roaring Twenties Milonga Ideal
Jan 26, 2020 - Jan 26, 2020

We are bringing back the fashionable man and women of twenties. Need some inspiration? READ BELOW...

Dress up or not - it's your choice, but come, dance tango and alternative danceable cortinas of 1920, drink sophisticated, not necessarily alcoholic drinks (prohibition...) and try on Polish Specialty for Parties - KORECZKI (You can also volunteer to help us make them!)


The 1920's is the decade in which fashion entered the modern era. It is the decade in which women stopped wearing clothes that were old and redistricted for the new comfortable and more modern cloth's such as: short skirts, trousers...
Clothing fashions change with woman's role in society. The most popular fashion trend in the roaring twenties was the “Flapper look”; the flapper dress was functional and flattened the bust line rather than accentuating it.
The straight-line chemise topped by the close-fitting cloch hat became the uniform of the day. Women bobbed, or cut, their hair short to fit under the popular hats, a radical move in the beginning, but standard by the end of the decade.
Low-waisted dresses with fullness at the hemline allowed women to literally kick up their heels in new dances like the Charleston.
In 1925, shift type dresses with no waistline emerged. At the end of the decade, dresses were being worn with straight bodices and collars. Tucks at the bottom of the bodices were popular, as well as knife-pleated skirts with a hem approximately one inch below the knee.
Undergarments began to transform after World War I to conform to the ideals of a flatter chest and more boyish figure. The women's right movement had a strong effect on women's fashions. Most importantly, the confining corset was discarded, replaced by a chemise or camisole and bloomers, later shortened to panties or knickers. During the mid-1920s, all-in-one lingerie became popular.
One of the first women to wear trousers, cut her hair and reject the corset was Coco Chanel. Probably the most influential woman in fashion of the 20th century, Coco Chanel did much to further the emancipation and freedom of women's fashion.

1920s men’s fashion was the start of menswear as we know it today. It was a time of classic sophistication with a level of fun that has gone by the wayside in favor of more and more casual modern clothing.
The essential part of a 1920s man’s wardrobe was his suit. For day, evening, work, or parties, a man always wore a suit. The only exceptions were for blue-collar workers, sport players or young teen and college men who dressed more casually, but even they owned second-hand and often mismatched suits and wore them with pride.
What sets 1920s men’s suits apart from other decades are the materials and how they fit.
Suits were mostly made of thick wool, wool tweed, mohair, wool flannel and corduroy that made them heavier than today’s suit materials but lighter than the previous decades. Suit jackets were either single or double breasted and featured 3 or 4 buttons up the front. The top button came to the center of the heart, giving way to notch lapels that grew wider each year. The height of the suit lapels is what really sets 1920s suits apart from suits of other eras. When buttoned, jackets would completely cover vests exposing only the shirt collar and necktie.
Many 1920s men’s suits featured two sets of flap pockets, which is another characteristic missing from modern suits. The colors, on the other hand, were similar to previous decades: dark and light browns, medium blues, dark green and greys with the occasional pastel (pink!) as well as ivory or white linen and cotton seersucker for summer.
Patterns were distinctive, which could be big plaids, checks, windowpane, and thick shadow stripes or thin pinstripes. Wearing tweed suits was popular in Europe year-round and winters in America.
The 1920s was also the decade that marked the beginning of the modern music era
Prior to the creation of the recorded music industry, popular music was shared through sheet music, piano rolls, and live shows. The second influential technology that helped to create the modern music industry was commercial radio. The first radio was created by Guglielmo Marconi in 1894 and by the 1910s the first commercial public radio stations begin broadcasting in the United States. Once radio became widespread and popular, the worlds of radio and recorded music began to merge.
What we all know as the modern music industry began in the 1920s with all of these new technologies that were created and used to make and distribute music. The music world was wide open making way for the popularization of genres like Jazz, Blues, Broadway and Dance Bands.
Jan 26, 2020
7:00 - 12:00am
11 Sessions
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Buenos Aires Trip
Mar 14, 2020 - Mar 24, 2020
March 14-24 - fantastic weather of autumn in Argentina! This time we are inviting Tangueros and Tangueras of all levels.
This is a babies trip. Our Tango Babies - YOU!
Our idea is to show you places and show you how to function in Buenos Aires so next time you can just go all by yourself. We will show you where to take classes (taught most of the time all day every day in both Spanish and English), which Milongas to go, what means of transportations to use and how to move around without knowing any Spanish, where to shop and more!
Price: $2450/person (payment plan available) plus the cost of your flight. If you are a Follower or Leader that wish to have a personal TAXI DANCER for Milongas and/or classes - there will be additional cost to secure local dance partner.
What's included in the price: pick up from airport, hotel (double occupancy room with fully equipped kitchen, swimming pool in the hotel), classes, practicas, milongas, shows, CITA, tours, snacks/food and drinks at the Milongas, shopping guidance and great company!
MORE INFO on the website.
Mar 14, 2020 - Mar 24, 2020
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
10:00 - 10:00pm