For some, practicas are the way to go when they want to dance Argentine tango. It offers a casual atmosphere where one can practice and dance. Practicas are sometimes during the day or early evening hours which is a plus for those who don’t want to wait until the wee hours of the night (or morning) to dance. For organizers like Jackie Wong of Tango Pulse, practicas are a refreshing break from milongas. “Setting up a practica is much less work for me. Plus, they’re fun and I get to work on my own stuff!” At DNI in Buenos Aires, live orchestras help to draw in dancers in the mid afternoon. Also, the Saturday practica follows Dana and Adrian’s 6/7 class so the dancers are often at an advanced level.
Trainers (sneakers) are an excellent shoe choice for the practica. (Photo DNI, Bs.A.)
During the practica, one can enjoy a cool break or dance on the roof top at DNI
Leni with practice partner Damian from Buenos Aires