Before you tango, you must learn to walk. Often misunderstood, tango is more about the caminada, or basic walking step, than clenching a thorny rose between your teeth.
Friday night milongas, or dance parties, transform the second floor of the University City Arts League into an informal, but spirited ballroom.
Competing with Old City bars and eateries so chocked full of yuppies that there's barely a place to sit or stand, designer Jeff Low describes Denim's 6,600 square feet as "theater but comfortable." Offset by long, dramatic chiffon curtains and colored light fixtures, Denim's six lounges are a warm but tasteful synthesis of bar stools from Italy, chrome vintage antlers and silver hand-strung beads from a Walgreens after-Christmas sale.
While Low does an amazing job creating a versatile denim palace for under a million dollars, the d‚cor is predictable and unflinchingly heterosexual at times.