the códigos

At Bailar we would like everyone to enjoy their dancing and the whole experience at our events. Together we can create a culture of care and respect for each other, both on and off the dance floor.

We always…

Encourage the use of mirada and cabeceo when inviting others to dance.

We dance…

In a warm, respectful, close embrace.

To preserve and enhance the flow of the moving ronda, following the line of dance, where possible staying in our lanes.

With consideration for our fellow dancers, allowing enough space for those in front and behind.

Safely, with our elbows pointing towards and our heels close to the floor.

With an appreciation of our partner’s ability.

As leaders we always…

Wait before entering the ronda, and make eye contact with the leader we are about to step in front of. We are asking permission to join his line of dance.

Apologise politely if bumps happen, regardless of fault.

Escort our followers back to their table at the end of the tanda.

Clear the floor during cortinas so that everyone can use the mirada/cabeceo.

We never…

Teach on the dance floor.

Use any part of the floor for showy moves.

Our Music…

Is traditional Tango music from the mid 1920s to the late 1950s.

Is played in tandas separated by cortinas.


If you would like any more information about these códigos or about our thoughts on floor craft and the etiquette of the milonga, please feel free to get in touch.


We politely ask that you don’t promote your event or classes whilst at ours
We reserve the right to refuse entry to or eject anybody from our events,
who in our opinion does not respect our códigos