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Imagine that you and your partner stand closely in front of each other and embrace. Then, imagine that you and your partner make a few small side steps away from each other (for example, small side steps to each's left). If nothing else is done,...

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...

While dancing, in general, a tango dancer stands on one leg while keeping the other leg free. The leg that receives body weight is called the supporting leg, and the leg that does not receive body weight is called the free leg. The supporting leg becomes...

Below are a few mistakes that often occur in molinete (going around the partner at the center by repeating the cycle of front step > side step > back step > side step, which can be started at any step). - Pushing the center - Pulling the...

A dancer's legs push the floor to move his/her body to the next destinations. If a man's legs do not work strongly enough, the woman will feel the lack of his intention, because his marca will stop in the middle. If a woman's legs do not work...

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...

While dancing, if you don't know what to do, make yourself vulnerable to the music. Music moves the emotion which pushes the mind to direct the body to move. When someone does not know what to do on the floor, the link between the music and...

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...