Last week I wrapped up my beginners 10-class course. First of all tango is HARD! I would actually dread going because sometimes it was very frustrating. I have to say though, after each class my energy level was always at a complete HIGH – and I was so happy I went. Forcing your brain and body to synergize is extremely important. It helps to build and strengthen neuropathways – which keeps things fresh, and in my case produced a natural high. How cool.
The key to learning tango, I think, is repetition – building and solidifying one’s repertoire of steps so that it becomes second nature and you can concentrate on the music and movement rather than thinking “ok, to do this step I have to do this…” – much like painting is for an abstract expressionist – or music for a jazz musician. There are similarities among them all.
So I will continue with it. Not yet ready for “intermediate” as my instuctor kindly pointed out :) If you have an interest, definitely give it a try!