Rick's Tango Club

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 a dancing couple, the woman moves first. Although the man gives her a marca for a movement, he does not move until she senses his marca and begins to move. For example, he gives her a marca for a side step to the left. The...

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...