Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Advice to tangueras

In a previous post I praised the tangueras who are patient and taking a long-term view of tango, as a way of cultivating a strong pool of male dancers in their community. Remembering, of course, that the ladies also have to work hard on their own skills, too, so that the dance will be mutually enjoyable.

As well as those all important techniques to develop, tangueras have so many other things things on their minds, such as How to get more dances at a milonga; What is their role in a dance which appears to be male-dominated; and dare I say it, What to wear?

Tangocherie and Maleva share their thoughts, often quite humorously, on these and other tango topics. So why should I reinvent the wheel, when their advice is gold? Thanks Keith Elshaw, for your thoughts, too!

The lady's role is a significant one in what appears to be a male-dominated dance:
There are certainly some effective ways to present yourself at a milonga, and there are some others which I would not recommend. Take a look:
What do you think?
Feel free to share any favourite links on these topics.

Pat

2 comments:

tangocherie said...

Thank you so much for the links!
And for supporting my usually strong opinions.
Our goal is the same, isn't it? We just want more people to get out there and enjoy themselves, while dancing as well as they can.

Saludos y Felices Fiestas desde Buenos Aires!

Tango Salon said...

There's so much to tango which is not immediately obvious at the early stages of the journey.
I think we're all just trying to give people a "heads up", rather than letting them work it all out through, sometimes painful, trial and error.
Saludos desde Australia!

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