Entries by Carlitos

What will I wear to a Milonga?

The question of ‘dress’ ‘what will I wear to a Milonga?‘ is often talked about by new and experienced tangueros. The short answer: Dress like you are going to a cocktail party- dress your Sunday best. Followers, a knee-length dress. Leaders, business trousers and a shirt with collar and buttons (tie and jacket optional).

Love Affair with Tango

Latrobe Valley Express gave Tango Gippsland a fantastic write up – front page – a few weeks ago. Many new starters have come forward and I am still getting calls. Thank youLatrobe Valley Express for supporting Tango Gippsland, a community orientated non profit entity.  


Poema Cuando las flores de tu rosal, vuelvan mas bellas a florecer, recordarás mi querer, y has de saber, todo mi intenso mal. De aquel poema embriagador, ya nada queda entre los dos, doy mi triste adiós, sentiras la emoción, de mi dolor… Poem When the roses in your garden flower again you may remember […]

Workshop with Leonel & Hanna

On a very cold night nineteen Tangueros ventured out of their warm cosy homes to attend a two hour workshop with Leonel and Hanna at the Tango Gippsland Studio in Traralgon. Leonel Colque is a director and main dancer of Victoria Tango, in Lygon Street, Carlton. The attendees included raw beginners and intermediate dancers who […]

Fantastic demonstration at Seaspray

The Seaspray Surf Life Saving Club invited Tango Gippsland to give a ‘demo’ on Sunday 6 May.   Newcomers to tango, Dorothy, Allirra, Brian and Sergio accompanied Carlos. We are told that the tango troupe gave a fantastic demonstration of Argentinian Tango. The audience was also enthralled by how easily and quickly Carlos had some […]


Tango is a truth drug. It lays bare your problems and your complexes, but also the strengths you hide from others so as not to vex them. It shows what a couple can be for each other, how they can listen to each other. People who only want to listen to themselves will hate tango. […]

Argentinian Tango Basics

Argentine tango is an improvisational dance based on the four building blocks of: Walking Turning Stopping and Embellishments The dance is like a jigsaw that gets put together differently each time. Dancers (Tangueros and Tangueras) bring their own styles and embellishments to the dance which contribute significantly to the excitement and unpredictability of the experience. […]

A few words on the tango embrace

Tango is, without a doubt, found in the music and the embrace. It is a dance of the people – for the people. I understand that and I only truly learned it and understood it after 18 months of living (and breathing Tango) at various Tango studios in Melbourne and elsewhere. I also understand, that […]

Don’t be dazzled by glass slippers

Cinderella. Do you remember the story? You see, Cinderella knew how easily a skillful dancer can sweep you off your feet, and how you can mistake the euphoria felt, when you experience the ‘moment’ in the dance, for true love. So, Cinderella had to lure the Prince away from the glitz and glamour of his […]

9 pointers for dancers 

Wear proper, well-fitting tango shoes Give up self-loathing Stop apologizing Get over being socially anxious Stop regretting the past Focus on the immediate and enjoy the present Be gracious Enjoy dancing with your partners You are as young, or as old, as you feel