territory has me thinking about the milonga tomorrow night at Concord RSL. Only when Sydney has a 5th Saturday in the month - and occasionally at Christmas is there just one milonga on for the night - it is a 5th Saturday tomorrow and so Concord is it! Last time I went I did not enjoy the music (live) or the DJ and then there was the problem with floorcraft! but this weekend Fuego Blanco (the young musicians from the SYO and the Con) will be playing so I am venturing into this territory again. Which brings me to floorcraft.
This is usually a crowded dance floor and maybe it is the shape of the floor, or maybe it is just bad tango etiquette, but line of dance was a hit and miss thing at the last Concord milonga I attended.
There was a great deal of swooping and helicopter-style dancing which does not work well on a crowded floor - any more than high kicking moves by tangueras do. It seems that similar bad manners is being experienced on the tango floors of Toronto as Irene describes a dancer she has labelled Little Snot Guy ( for stealing her tissues) as having fun as "He pushed the ladies in - then out. He dipped and tripped them. He flung them around, helicopter style, into other people. All in all, a one-man hazard."
The photo here I took in Buenos Aires at Los Consagrados in April - crowded, but the floorcraft was impeccable - something for Sydneysiders to aim for!