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FRI. AUG. 29-PARADISO is CLOSED!
FRI. SEPT. 5 PARADISO OPEN - "FILM NOIR MILONGA"

FRI. AUG. 29 - PARADISO IS CLOSED
SUN. AUG. 31 - MILONGA AFUERA in the KENSINGTON MARKET - d.j. Tibor, 5-7 pm. at the south end of Kensington Ave., the block just north of Dundas St.
FRI. SEPT. 5 - PARADISO IS OPEN "FILM NOIR MILONGA" -- d.j. Jorge Andres



In honour of the Toronto International Film Festival, Paradiso is holding a 
Film Noir” milonga on Sept.5! 
Come dressed in your best 1940s attire to support the theme! 
Looking forward to see all the fancy hats and dresses, moustaches and 
wide shoulder jackets 
– or just come to enjoy the ambience and dance!” 






Class: 8:30 p.m.
Milonga: follows class


CASH BAR, NO PERSONAL REFRESHMENTS PLEASE! 

The Dovercourt House, main ballroom
805 Dovercourt Rd., (1.5 blocks north of Bloor St. W)
Toronto, On

TTC: Bloor W. subway, exit Ossington/Delaware

Parking:
Dovercourt: free til midnight
Bloor St. W: free from 9:00 p.m. till next morning
Salvation Lot adjacent to the Dovercourt House: $2 per car, obtain permit from organizers

416-879-2094
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MILONGA AFUERA
last Sunday in August
(weather permitting)

WHEN: August 31- d.j. Tibor
WHERE: the bottom of Kensington Ave., just north of Dundas (NEW LOCATION)
WHAT: dance tangos in open air to the music of Buenos Aires
TIME: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
ADMISSION: FREE



FRIDAY AUGUST 22 - MILONGA - d.j. JANI


"for the love of tango"
***NOTE: CLOSED FRIDAY AUG. 29!
***OPEN FRIDAY AUG. 22 with d.j. JANI 

8:30: class with Regina
Milonga: follows class till the wee hours

Admission: $12 includes class

Cash Bar, "NO PERSONAL REFRESHMENTS PLEASE"

To reserve:  paradiso-tango@rogers.com




Every Friday evening at
The Dovercourt House, main ballroom
805 Dovercourt Rd., (1.5 blocks north of Bloor St. W)
Toronto, On

TTC: Bloor W. subway, exit Ossington/Delaware

Parking:
Dovercourt: free til midnight
Bloor St. W: free from 9:00 p.m. till next morning
Salvation Lot adjacent to the Dovercourt House: $2 per car, obtain permit from organizers

416-879-2094
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MILONGA AFUERA
last Sunday in August
(weather permitting)

WHEN: August 31
WHERE: the bottom of Kensington Ave., just north of Dundas (NEW LOCATION)
WHAT: dance tangos in open air to the music of Buenos Aires
TIME: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
ADMISSION: FREE

Tango Milonguero - Alberto Dassieu y Paulina Spinoso



A GREAT DANCER! WE WILL MISS THIS WONDERFUL MAN WITH A GENEROUS HEART AND A MAN WHO HAS DEVOTED HIMSELF TO TANGO FOR OVER 60 YEARS! BLESSINGS TO YOU, GREAT MAESTRO!

AS OF SEPTEMBER 1, NEW ADMISSION IS $12.00 p/p
OUR RENT IS BEING INCREASED
STUDENTS WITH I.D., $5.00 p/p
NON DANCERS, $5.00 p/p



No personal refreshments please
Cash Bar: wine, beer, scotch, soft drinks

PARKING: 

  • Free on Dovercourt till midnight
  • Free on Bloor St. W. from 9:00 p.m. till next morning
  • $2 per car at adjacent Salvation Lot, obtain permit from Organizers

TTC: exit Bloor W at Ossington/Delaware 

Call for more details: 416-879-2094

an excerpt from "TANGO VOICE" blog









THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXCERPT FROM THE BLOG - TANGO VOICE


Factors Limiting the Adoption of Argentine Tango Cultural Traditions in First World Milongas
..........."Another factor limiting the spread of Argentine Tango de Salon in First World cultures has been, ironically, the role of tango instructors from Argentina, who have been willing co-conspirators in the proliferation of Tango Extranjero. This began in the late 1980s and 1990s when cast members of the stage productions ‘Tango Argentino’ and ‘Forever Tango’ saw opportunities for increasing income by teaching Tango Escenario, which was applied immediately to the dance floor in First World milongas, with little or no mention that this was tango for the stage and not used for dancing at milongas in Buenos Aires. This misrepresentation of Argentine tango by tango instructors from Argentina has continued into the 21st century with numerous Argentines whose primary source of income is teaching Tango Extranjero, in the form of Tango Escenario, Tango Nuevo, or a glamorized version of Tango Estilo del Barrio replete with sacadas, barridas, ganchos, and a variety of adornments. By the fact that they are from Argentina, an air of validity is bestowed upon these instructors, and na├»ve audiences believe they are learning the social tango of Buenos Aires from practitioners of the art form, whereas in fact the participation of these Argentine tango instructors in the milonga culture of Buenos Aires is often minimal at best (outside of their appearance in exhibitions). The fact that these Argentine tango instructors misrepresenting Argentine tango are headliners in numerous tango festivals in First World countries further limits the communication of Argentine tango milonga culture at the expense of a more marketable adaptation for First World cultural proclivities, i.e., Tango Extranjero. In contrast to the general misrepresentation of Argentine tango cultural traditions, tango instructors from Argentina who have participated extensively in dancing in Buenos Aires milonga are few in number. Particularly sparse in this instructional stream are milongueros and milongueras, men and women who have spent significant parts of their lives living tango culture on a regular basis in the milongas of Buenos Aires. Instead, a version of tango dance labeled as ‘Tango Milonguero’ increasingly is being taught as an element in their teaching program by tango instructors who are not active participants in the Argentine tango milonga culture [The Rise and Fall of Tango Milonguero in North America in the 21st Century (Highlighting the Denver Tango Festival)]. This diversification of the tango instructional program meets the needs not only of the instructors from Argentina, but also serves the economic interests of promoters of the One Tango Philosophy in offering additional instructional modules for tango consumer consumption."....................
THE DOVERCOURT HOUSE, main ballroom
805 Dovercourt Rd., 1.5 blocks north of Bloor St. W.4
Parking:
Free on Dovercourt till midnight
Free on Bloor St. from 9pm till next morning
Salvation Lot: $2 per car, obtain permit from organizers