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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...

In a previous post, I showed why dancing with a few steps is better, at least for most human beings with a normal memory capacity. A concern is that dancing with such limited vocabulary will be boring. However, the power of combination and timing prevents such...

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...

When we dance, a step we do at a moment comes from our active memory at that time - the memory area that are readily available without "thinking". While dancing, we don't have time for digging our archival memory (for example, to find the best...

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...

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...

While dancing to tango music, consider your body as master instrument of the music. You emphasize certain parts of the music with your dancing. Imagine that your dancing is a flashlight on the landscape of the music, or a highlighter pen on the music. When...

A man is being forceful when he does not respect and wait for the woman's unique response to occur. For example, when a man gives a woman a marca for a pivot, she needs some time to turn herself. He must wait for her to complete...

With much excitement, Rick's Tango Club presents Sebastian Jimenez and Joana to DC, for a week of private lessons and performance!   Since winning the world tango championship in the category of tango de pista (social dancing) in 2010, Sebastian they have been one of the most sought-after couples...