Centro Region Leonesa

If you have been to Buenos Aires, you have probably danced in the salon on the first floor of Centro Region Leonesa on Humberto 1° 1462.  These ads are from El Mundo of 1941, when the dances included tango and jazz orquestas.  Several years ago the dance floor was replaced after decades of wear and tear.

Try to imagine what it was like in 1941 going there to dance to Carlos Di Sarli’s orquesta with singer Roberto Rufino.  After a tango set of 40 minutes, you could dance to a live jazz orquesta.

 

Organizers had names for their dances, as announced in these ads.  Centro Region Leonesa (Lion’s Club) has hosted dances since it was founded in 1916.

I would like to be seated close to the stage on the left so I could try to sneak at peak at Di Sarli playing the piano, even though he never allowed anyone to watch his hands while he performed.

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