Lately there’s been some changes to a number of regular Milongas around.
The long-running weekly Milonga ‘Negracha’ in London has been forced to leave their venue and still hasn’t found a replacement venue. Calesita closed last year, and a monthly Milonga in Guildford is now closing because the organisers are moving away. Recently another long-running milonga in the South – Menuda – closed also.
At the same time, it’s years since a successful regular milonga was started in the South East. The milonga calendar locally looks pretty much the same as it did 5 years ago.
So, what’s going on? Why aren’t there new Milongas being established and thriving? Why are the choices for dancers getting fewer?