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Best Tango

  • All Night Milonga

    Stepping Out Studios, 37 W. 26th St., nr. Sixth Ave., ninth fl.; 646-742-9400

    The New York tango scene continues to snowball—from traditional gatherings like the West Village’s Tango La Nacional to novice-friendly additions like Milonga RoKo in Midtown. But visiting tangueros from the world’s tango capitals (Buenos Aires, Paris) favor All Night Milonga, a monthly Saturday-night party held in a grand ballroom. Though the skills on display can be intimidating, Latin dilettantes are welcomed by the regulars, who show up around midnight and keep kicking until sunrise. (There’s a class at 9 p.m. if you need to brush up on the steps.) The only requirements: Come looking sexy—the uniform tends toward the tight, short, and red—and wear leather-sole shoes to pivot and slide.

From the 2010 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine