Man Yung usually doesn't ask this particular Toronto Tanguera to dance, but one night a couple of weeks ago, due to the severe Tanguero shortage, he did.
Whilst dancing, they had the following merry conversation.
"Haven't seen you here very often, and haven't seen you at [insert name of local weekend traditional milonga] either lately," said Man Yung. "And by the way, where's your partner?"
"Oh, he doesn't like to go to [local weekend traditional milonga]. He likes to go to [local weekend alternative milonga] much more. All the ladies there, including the DJ and the organizer, have come to the consensus that my partner is THE BEST DANCER IN TORONTO." She emphasized this declaration with a set of brilliant, rapid-fire auto-adornments.
Man Yung was duly impressed. "Wow, congratulations!"*
* "No, no, Irene!" said Man Yung after reading this post - "Stop twisting around everything I tell you! She didn't say it that way. She was just complaining about how her partner likes to go to all these other places because he is much more popular with the ladies. In fact, I think it must be partially your fault that the tangueros don't show up where you show up - you can't say no to all the people who ask you to dance all the time! If all the tangueras are as picky as you, all the tangueros will have to try a lot harder and inadvertently elevate the standard of tango in Toronto - that's no way to build a tango community!"
Martha's Apartment in Buenos Aires
A Non-exhaustive set of Tango links in Toronto
- La Cachila - weekly milonga
- Paradiso -- weekly milonga
- Practica El Beso
- WE Tango
- Tango Sur - classes, shows
- Rhythm and Motion - classes, milonga, practica, annual Toronto Tango Festival
- Tango Obsession - classes, weekly Practica La Coqueta
- Tango Lirico - classes, practica, weekly milonga
- Tango de Oro - classes, shows
- Tango Soul Productions - classes, weekly milonga, shows, El Congreso annual Tango Festival
- Vivatango - classes
- Tango Argentino - classes
- Club Milonga - classes, special events
- Alternatango - classes, weekly milonga
- University of Toronto Tango Club - classes, practica
- El Abrazo - classes
- Tangoloft - twice monthly milonga