Milongas in Atlanta

We used to host two milongas in Atlanta, before deciding to take a break. Now our focus is on teaching folks How to Dance, Wedding Dance Lessons, and private parties and functions (Argentine Tango demos, music, workshops).

Milonga OUMA | Currently on Break

Cover – $10. Full-time students w/ID – $5. Music by Ilya
Oglethorpe University, 4484 Peachtree Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30319
(directions to OUMA) Contact: 404.754.8272

Skylight Gallery at OUMAMilonga OUMA Venue

Here you can see a setup for Milonga OUMA in Atlanta (Skylight Gallery)
Milonga OUMA in Atlanta Setup 1

Plenty of a great new floor available for Tango dancers!
Plenty of a great new floor available for Tango dancers here

South Gallery at OUMA is also usually open during milongas. It offers a different feel when people dance there – more privacy, different music, but same great “artsy” ambiance. Often beginner dancers find themselves more comfortable when dancing/practicing in the South Gallery because of fewer couples on the floor and more space.south-gallery-2

The Museum, which covers 7,000 square feet, offers a comfortable, intimate environment created by two spacious galleries, and an inviting Gift Shop featuring items of beauty from throughout the world. It has become an important cultural addition to Atlanta’s growing art scene, drawing thousands of visitors each year.

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Milonga Bohemia | Currently on break


Milonga Bohemia Is Ready For Dancers


Daza Buckhead Studio has one of the best dance floors in town. It is a floating floor, easy on your feet, never sticky. There is plenty of sitting space, including sofas and ottomans. We provide complementary wine and refreshments. Dancers are welcome to bring their favorite beverages or food.

If you are new to Tango and want to learn more about the etiquette at milongas in Atlanta, here is the link to our next page.

The Opening Night of Milonga OUMA in Atlanta

On October 18, 2009 we hosted our Opening Milonga OUMA at Oglethorpe University Museum of Art featuring Live Argentine Tango Music by maestro Osvaldo Barrios, bandoneon (read below). Also, eight Tango dancers became proud owners of one of the signed pieces of a set of Tango images by a renown artist Misha Lenn (St.Peterburg, Russia/ Boston, USA).

Osvaldo Barrios at Milonga OUMA in Atlanta

Osvaldo Barrios was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and since the age of 12, has completely dedicated himself to his musical instrument, the Bandoneón. He began his illustrious career performing with well-known tango orchestras in his native Buenos Aires, including the orchestras of Miguel Calo, Mariano Mores, Jorge Caldara and Mario DeMarco. Throughout his career in both Buenos Aires and The United States, Osvaldo Barrios accompanied legendary tango singers such as Libertad Lamarque, Roberto Goyeneche, Ruben Juarez, Guillermo Fernandez, Alberto Podesta, Amelita Baltar, Raul Lavie, Horacio Deval and many others.

In 1967, Barrios immigrated to Los Angeles, and there formed the famous trio: Tres Para El Tango. Here, he laid the foundations for Tango in the American world of the Performing Arts by playing extensively from Catalina Island to San Francisco to Beverly Hills. Barrios also established himself in Hollywood as a musician for the motion picture industry, as a songwriter and performer for movies such as Vibes with Cyndi Lauper and Jeff Goldblum. He also recorded with pop singer Amanda Miguel on two of her albums. In his travels within the United States and abroad spreading the worldwide fascination and respect for his native music, he has gained worldwide recognition as one of the foremost Bandoneón artists. His most well-known fan is tango-aficionado, Robert Duval.

In 1989, he established himself in Miami, where he continued to travel locally and abroad. Here, he joined forces with pianist, Ruben Stefano, and later incorporating violinist, Elias Garnik under the name of ‘Tango To Tango.”  From this location he also performed with “Real Tango” on an American tour through various colleges and churches in the Ohio area.  In 2005, he performed with pop music idol, Diego Torres, as the opening act for the MTV Latin Music Awards, combining traditional tango with good old fashioned rock ‘n’ roll.

He currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia where he continues to express his exceptional musical talent, traveling to guest star in various tango shows.  From this new home base, he has traveled to Los Angeles to guest star at the Los Angeles International Tango Festival, as well as to various tango shows in North and South Carolina. Osvaldo is currently on board with Emory University, sponsored by Coca Cola Artist-in-Residence program.

His children, Silvia, Dino and Osvaldo, Jr., are producing a new project, “Soul Of Tango” which features Osvaldo and his Bandoneón as the star performer in a lively road show. This is a new musical production with Osvaldo expressing himself as the very “Soul of Tango” on stage, bringing to life the passion and romance of Argentina. Expect to see the show with Osvaldo, guest musicians, tango singers and dancers in a major city near you!