Posts Tagged ‘Club Sin Rumbo’

Clubes de barrio

March 5, 2009

circulo-social-y-deportivo-sin-rumbo-villa-urquizaCirculo Social y Deportivo Sin Rumbo — Tamborini 6157 – Villa Urquiza

The entrance wall is full of photographs of tango personalities who have been to the club.  For almost 90 years it has been a traditional place to dance, known as La Catedral del Tango.  The only occasion I went there was in July  2002, for a special event organized by Oscar Hector Malagrino.  Julio Dupláa and his wife organize Friday nights where they provide traditional tango music.


Club América del Sud
Francisco Bilbao 3760
Parque Avellaneda

They have a salon with a wood floor for their regular Saturday night dances that have been held for many years.






Club Atlético Huracán Av. Caseros 3159 Parque Patricios

This club’s history dates back to 1903.  During the 1940s dances were held on Saturdays.  Ernesto Jorge De Gouvea once told me that he would give his right index finger to have one night the way it was at Club Huracán.  It must have been very special for him.  Dances were held ten years ago in the confiteria of the club.




Asociación de Fomento y Biblioteca Popular Mariano Acosta
Mariano Acosta 1544
Parque Avellaneda

Saturday night dances






Club Social y Deportivo  Estudiantes del Norte
Holmberg 4070

Dances haven’t been held in this club since March 2000. Saavedra was the neighborhood of tango singer Roberto Goyaneche.


Ada Peloso

November 5, 2008

Ada and Ricardo Suarez

November 5, 1929 —  
I called Ada today to wish her a happy birthday. She says that it’s not only her health that keeps her from the milongas, but the shortage of good dancers. Recently she was asked to dance an exhibition in Salon Canning with El Chino Perico, but she declined. The last time she danced was at the ceremony on April 28, 2008, honoring Maria Nieves Rego as an illustrious citizen. Ada didn’t know she would be invited for a tango with Julio Duplaa.
I went to Club Akarense only once, but it was there that I first saw Ada dancing with her companion Armando Giocovelli.  I have footage of Ada dancing with El Chino Perico in Salon Canning and with Miguel Angel Balbi in Afiche.

Ada learned to dance when she was a teenager. Her husband wasn’t a dancer so she didn’t go to the milongas until after his passing. She went to dance in her early 50s at Sin Rumbo and Club Sunderland, but hasn’t danced at all in the past year. She said in part:

“Tango is a feeling. Every one dances what they feel. All one needs to learn is how to walk and the salida. After that, learning steps isn’t important. I can tell if someone is dancing with feeling or not.

Tango was created for us to dance. Even though my husband didn’t dance, he felt what I transmitted when we danced together. Once at a milonga, the tanda ended and I asked “where am I?” I didn’t know with whom I was dancing or where I was. I was present in the music. I felt the music and danced the silences.

I’ve had a good life and traveled around the world. I have my family–two daughters and two grandchildren. I am content.”

Noche de Milongueras in Salon Canning (Sept 21, 2004) Pocho, Ada, Nely and Coco

Noche de Milongueras in Salon Canning (Sept 21, 2004) Pocho, Ada, Nely and Coco