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Being a demanded dancer early in one's tango life, due to gender/role balance, appearance, age, and etc., can decrease his/her motivation to learn and practice as he/she has enough dancing already. If such a person stops learning and practicing too early (before becoming able to...

Salida is a Spanish word for departure, and it meant the departure of a couple into the line of dance. Imagine a line of dance as a stream which flows counter-clockwise on the floor, and for a couple who are outside of the floor to...

For many people to have a good time dancing on the same floor of a milonga, respect is needed - the wanting not to disturb other people on the floor out of respect for them. In the early days of tango, it was needed for one's...

Emergence is what happens when a whole is greater than the sum of its part. An example of emergence is a good improv comedy scene. Everything improv players do or say is improvised, but when they connect well among themselves and respond well to what goes...

In some studies, it was shown that group dancing makes people to release endorphin when it was synchronized. Even simple movements such as raising hands and clapping can lead to the release of endorphin if they are synchronized. A ronda, which is the collective body of...

In the past in Buenos Aires, there were two types of milongas. One type was concentrated in the downtown of Buenos Aires, and the other one was spread across the "neighborhoods" of Buenos Aires. These two types of milongas were different, the examples of which...

A man's suit serves two primary purposes in dancing - aethestics and feedback. The suit defines and keeps the man's silhouette, and the aesthetics of a man dancing in a suit is drastically better than that of the same man dancing in tight clothes (jeans...

When you begin to go to milongas, they may feel foreign and you may not know what to do. You may not even know what kind of a place a milonga is. A milonga is just like a nightclub, and the same codes of conduct as...

Sometimes, it happens that we like talking to a person but don't like dancing with that person. If that person likes dancing with you, then after a bit of talking he/she may ask you to dance, especially if that person is a man. This situation...