What Can I Expect at a Typical Milonga or Practica?

Here in Central Oregon in 2010-11, about 50% of dancers are single, with 50% being married or otherwise attached. Ages vary from 20-something (or less) to over 60. Median age is probably 35 - 45.

Attire varies considerably. Some people dress up, while others wear jeans and casual-shirts. This is Central Oregon, after all. We tend to be pretty laid back. In general, practicas are less formal than milongas, and while it's true that fewer people dress up for the Sunday practica than is typical at other events, the Wednesday practica is more like a milonga and a many people dress up for it.

Suffice to say that wherever you go, you cannot be over-dressed, nor can you be under-dressed. It's really all about the dancing.