Milonguero.org's mission is to help preserve Argentine Tango in the Capital District and surrounding communities. Hopefully this resource will encourage more people to take an interest in Argentine Tango and it's benefits.

The Milonguero style is a traditional Argentine social style of tango which first appeared in the 1950s. It was popular when dancing in overcrowded coffee shops or Confiterias.

The attributes of the style include: improvisation, close embrace and cadence (rhythm). The couple dances with their chests opposite each other and slightly tilted forward with the weight of the body in front of the heals. This is also called dancing Apilado in Spanish. One very important aspect of the Milonguero style is the walk, which is composed of short, simple steps, following the rhythm instead of the melody of the music.

The orchestras that are popular when dancing in the Milonguero style are: Carlos Di Sarli, Anibal Troilo, Juan D’Arienzo and Miguel Calo. The style is also known as: Tango Apilado, Tango Club or Tango Confiteria.

The Milonguero style is a good introduction to tango because it accentuates the embrace and the connection, which is essential. Dancers new to tango can start enjoying Milongas sooner without feeling like they need to be able to perform a more complex skill like a Gancho, Boleo, Volcada, Colgada, etc… These advanced skills are seen in the more modern Tango Nuevo style.

The Milonguero style provides a good foundation to develop your dancing while still being able to socially enjoy tango.