Catherine Rooney’s Hummingbird to Mars
1616 Delaware Ave, Wilmington, DE 19806
3rd Sundays of every month, beginning Sunday, March 16
( 4th Sunday in April, ie not Easter)
Eat, Drink, Tango!
Come dance Argentine tango in a glittering, old-world café setting—Hummingbird to Mars, the speakeasy upstairs at Catherine Rooney’s in Trolley Square.
To get you and your partner dancing right away, each session will begin with an introductory mini-lesson. An open, guided practica will follow, at which tango dancers of all levels may practice to a mix of traditional and contemporary tango music. During the practica, dancers with more experience will help less experienced dancers develop their skills in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.
This is a dance—or style of dance—like no other. More tender than ballroom and more subtle than salsa, it is absolutely beautiful, and habit-forming. Come unravel the mystery of Argentine tango, in a setting reminiscent of the 1930s and 40s—tango’s Golden Age.
Abby & André
Origins of the Tango
The exact origins of the tango are uncertain. In the early 1900s, the dance and music developed together in the social cauldrons of port cities Montevideo and Buenos Aires, where fortune-seeking immigrants from all over Europe rubbed shoulders with native South Americans and African slaves. Most of the immigrants were men—competition for women was fierce—and it was in this lonely and desperate environment that they developed the intimate, elegant and seductive tango, practicing it and refining it so that when they went to a milonga—a social dance—women would be enticed to dance with them.
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