Mindset

At the peak of social dancing in Buenos Aires, different neighborhoods of the city had different favored steps. People in some neighborhoods liked gancho, people in another liked ocho cortado, and people in yet another liked to do giros. Which steps were favored by which...

Rest your attention on the heart (more precisely, the heart chakra area) of your partner. Your attention may go to other things (music, floor traffic, body mechanics, distractions, and etc), but always leave a part of your mind/attention on the heart of your partner. This way, a...

Milonguero, milonguera, and milongueros are Spanish words for a man, a woman, and people who frequent milongas, when connotations are dropped. Bailarin, bailarina, bailarines are Spanish words for a male dancer, a female dancer, and dancers. A few years ago, I was at the Club Sunderland for...

For a beginner, having a (or multiple) right role model is important. A beginner is often impressionable and the imprinting at this stage can have a long-reaching effect in the future. Decades ago in Buenos Aires, the role models for social dancers were fellow social dancers...

A plateau is a time period when we continue to make right efforts but feel that we are not progressing or even becoming worse. We may feel disappointed, doubt ourselves, or even lose interest. Plateaus happen all the time in tango dancing. Experiencing them every year...