The Milonga is the forerunner of the
Tango. The Milonga had already the characteristic head and shoulder movements that
suddenly switched over to stillness. In the beginning of the 20th Century the Milonga was
danced in small theatres for the High Society from Brazil. in that period the name was
changed from Milonga to Tango, the Milonga name carried to many memories from the ghetto's
of Buenos Aires.
The Tango was introduced in Europe, actually in Paris in the Argentine community. Until
1907 the Tango was not accepted in London, the dance was to erotic and had many opponents.
After some stylistic changes the Tango was excepted by Paris and London that was the time
(1912) of the tango-parties, tango-teas and tango-soupier with professional tango
In 1920/1921 the Tango was standardized at the Conference in London, during the
"thirties" the staccato actions merged in to the Tango choreography.