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Tango Etiquette
The finer points of tango culture
by Mark Word

My new blog address is


This post on tango etiquette is a permanent page -- always the first article listed on the right margin at the new address.

Please visit me there.  All the content from Tango-Beat is still there, but in deference to a company with a similar name (Tangobeat.com), I have changed the name of my blog.  Please visit them too -- a great resource but with a very different mission.

--  Thanks!

Tango Etiquette Table of Contents:

Chapter One:  Preparation for the milonga
Chapter Two: Arriving at the milonga
Chapter Three: On the dance floor (including Floorcraft)
Chapter Four:  Near the tables
Chapter Five:  To and from the dance floor
Chapter Six:  After the milonga

Appendix A  

Tango Etiquette Links:
  • A shorter version "Los Códigos" from Buenos Aires
  • Things you should know if you are going to visit Buenos Aires.
  • Insightful link from a tanugera on the "cabeceo."
  • Other links on Tango Etiquette in English

Appendix B is for beginners:
Please go to the bottom of this article if your are new to tango!
  • Beginners orientation
  • A glossary of tango terms (link)

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