Good Day to you all,
Our last week’s activities were quite different from our norm. It started out last Tuesday evening; Pam and I attended Club Milonga to take the lesson given by two of our favourite people namely Roxanna and Fabian; they are charming people as well as excellent teachers and dancers and whilst they were not the first ones to demonstrate the MILONGA to me, they were the ones that turned me on to the sheer enjoyment of the dance during a private lesson quite a few years ago.
It is a long time since we were last at Club Milonga. I was president of the Club during the 2005 – 2006 fiscal year and at the end of my term it was determined that Pam had developed cancer and needed immediate treatment’s to slow it down. This kept us away from Tango for quite a while and perhaps the shocking reminder as to why we stopped going to Tango at Club Milonga may have been the reason as to why we have not been there in years. I still have duplicates of my final address at Club Milonga along with the Treasurer’s report (Pam was the treasurer) indicating the fact that we had some $20,000.00 dollars in the bank plus assets as in amplifier, speakers, etc. when we left. Incidentally, my notes indicate that 2005-2006 was a record attendance at Club Milonga.
We attended MALEVA on Friday and I am delighted to say it was quite well attended. It took place on the ground floor of Dovercourt House which is the coolest of all of the rooms so even though the night was hot, we were quite comfortable dancing.
When attending a milonga one tends to greet others and exchange pleasantries when one first arrives at the venue because unless you are sitting with a group of people and can chat with them one tends only to chat with others either at the bar or between dances as one waits for the onset of the next dance in a given tanda.
Most of us do not talk whilst dancing Argentine Tango; not because we are unfriendly but because we get so wrapped up in the moment. The pause between dance pieces in a given tanda is usually not very long allowing only for brief conversations such how was your day etc. I did have a chat between dances the other day with my lady partner; I asked her as to how her day had been and I found her response quite interesting. She told me she had been down to Trinity Belwoods Park earlier in the day and was quite surprised when a group of cyclists, who were part of the World Naked Bike Ride passed by. She did admit to taking a few photos and said that she would send them to me if I wanted to see them. I thanked her and said no thanks telling her that I assumed that her subject of interest would be the opposite of mine. In a manner of speaking, that was about the long and the short of our conversation as the music started up again and we resumed our dancing together.
No dancing on Saturday as we were looking after our grand-daughters Ella and Sophie plus Lucy the dog whilst their parents attended the wedding of a friend. Pam said we were “baby- sitting” but as Ella and Sophie are becoming quite the young ladies I hardly think that word is the correct description. No dancing on Sunday either, we had been invited to, and attended, a Father’s Day Dinner at Jonathan’s in-laws.
WE TANGO is scheduled to operate this coming Wednesday evening
June 21st 2017
WE Tango takes place in the air conditioned Council Chambers, 2nd Floor
Swansea Town Hall
Swansea Town Hall is located at. 95 Lavinia Ave.
Toronto’s Bloor West Village.
Milonga runs from 8:00 p.m. – 10:45 p.m.
Admittance: $10.00 per person. Tea, and/or coffee as well as a small sweet (usually home-made) and fruit are included in the price.
Hosted by Pam and John