Who We Are
Siempre Milonguero’s mission is based on an idea by Susana Miller and Linda Garwood. In November 2009, Linda Garwood hosted her first Encuentro Milonguero in San Diego, California. It was an invitational mini-festival for experienced dancers of the Milonguero Style of Argentine Tango. Small, personalized master classes with Susana Miller were held in the afternoons. In the evenings, participants attended milongas that were open to the entire community. Encuentros have been taking place in European countries for over a decade now as well.
In 2010, a group of North American organizers and instructors met during a tango weekend (Phoenix Tango Retreat, July 2-5, 2010) hosted by Neri Sacks and Jeff Musgrave at the Arizona Biltomore in Phoenix. Siempre Milonguero evolved from these meetings.
Siempre Milonguero was created to promote Milonguero Style across North America by supporting others who wish to host their own Encuentros, and by providing an information resource for dancers devoted to Argentine Tango in the Milonguero Style.
The first North American encuentro following Siempre Milonguero’s inception was held in Albuquerque, New Mexico in March 2011.
Our current directors are:
Garth Bawden — Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico
Leslie Jones — Corrales, New Mexico
Karen Reck — Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico