Synonyms: Milonga (for Tango). An event where the majority of the time is spent dancing to music, (and very often to a live Band, with a DJ between the sets), without any preliminary instruction (unless this is common practice for that particular dance style). The emphasis at such events is often on socialising and having fun. At many events the DJ or MC will take your requests for particular music and dances. Most socials cater for a wide range of abilities (maybe with the exception of the Novice). Some include instruction, often of a more light-hearted or easier nature. Dress code is normally more formal and standardised for the particular style of dance, with "dress to impress" being appropriate if you wish. Similarly the location may be decorated in the appropriate style. Socials tend be held at about monthly intervals, or if held weekly, then at weekends. For many dance styles (e.g. Ballet), the concept of a Social dance event is meaningless.