Last year on the way back from visiting the Machu Picchu ruins, I decided to make a short detour and check out a milonga in Lima. Since it was a Sunday afternoon milonga, I had no idea what kind of venue and dance I would encounter.
Although I did not stay the whole milonga–I needed to get to the airport– I was able to get a general impression of the milonga. Here is my quick review.
Name: CI Tango; City: Lima; Date: May, 2018
Location-(3.5). It was located in a downtown business district. Public transportation was available. Organization-(3.5). Cozy local milonga; all members are familiar with each other. Entrance fee– 25 Soles. Ambiance-(3.0). Good lighting, seats arranged around the room. Floor-(3.0), Wood floor with some minor gaps/holes. Relatively small dance floor DJ-(4.5). Good danceable music, traditional with various musicality tandas. Dance-(3.0). Few good dancers; mostly average; a few couples were in practice mode. During my early stay, there were twenty plus dancers.
Overall- (3.5). If one needs to dance on Sunday afternoon and don’t mind mingling with practicing couples, it is a small, cozy venue to dance tango. Going with a partner would be helpful.