Musings

BACK TO BASICS

Beginners want to dance like intermediates; intermediates want to dance like advanced dancers; advanced dancers want to dance like the greats; but the greats always go back to basics.
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STYLES OF ARGENTINE TANGO

Within Argentine tango there are various styles you may hear people refer to. They will say, "Oh, he's a milonguero dancer," or "She dances salon style." Styles are as unique as dancers and I think it's rather foolish to try to categorise either. Just remember if you hear terms like 'salon', 'milonguero', 'fantasia', or 'orillero'…
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STYLES OF TANGO

“People talk about styles of tango, but there is only one tango. It accommodates itself to every place and every era. When the tango was growing it took shape from location to location. For instance when it first reached the outskirts of the city (Buenos Aires) it was danced one way, in the clubs they...
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THE MUSIC INSPIRES CLOSE

"When you dance with a partner you are close and the dance is very suggestive, but it is not personal… Close is what the music inspires you to become. The embrace looks personal, but what we are actually embracing is the music.” ~ Carlos Gavito...
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THE BIG FINISH

“You know what we call dancers who do a big finish on the last note? Tourists!” ~ Kelly Posadas...
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