We are excited to invite Houston and visitors to milonga Fermata every first Saturday of the month at a great location with free easy parking, a great new floor, and welcoming, friendly environment. We promote a safe and inclusive space for all who are passionate about dance.

We commit to creating a respectful and empowering space and invite you to share it with us and contribute to our vision.

When: Every First Saturday of the month, 9:30 pm – 1:00 am

Where: Studio Nia moves, 508 Pecore St

Fee: $12 (cash or paypal/venmo)

About the name: Fermata is a musical notation, indicating the prolonged pause in music. You might have heard the saying: “We dance between the steps”, for us the peak of communication through dance/movement is actually in the moment of stillness right after it. When there is so much desire to express yourself, but there is a pause and you must contain it and find the most subtle way to communicate it. It is that complete presence, honesty in the moment of pause. Hold the pause, embrace the pause, embrace the moment, embrace FERMATA.

From Wikipedia: “A fermata (Italian: [ferˈmaːta]; also known as a hold, pause, or as a grand pause when placed on a note or a rest) is a symbol of musical notation indicating that the note should be prolonged beyond the normal duration its note value would indicate. Exactly how much longer it is held is up to the discretion of the performer or conductor, but twice as long is common.”