“Will you join our cult, our Amway, our scheme?”
“Too late. We’re going Argentine. We are gonna do it on our own, and better too.”
She’s already found some instructional YouTube. I’m looking as well. And I’ll be off to the library to acquire manuals and fuel, and find, pirate, reproduce everything I can. 6 months ago
Because it is the coolest dance in history. No-one will look at me when I’m sixty-four and say “Wowness, ballroom dancing as a save-the-relationship-or-whatever thingy that should have been your mid-life crisis along with a Harley and pink hair?”
Yes, I want a rose clenched in my teeth and a kiss-curl on my cheek. Yes, I want to turn heads, but for the right reasons. Yes, I want people to think of me, the secret spy dancer, when they hear Hernando’s Hideaway. Must tango. 6 months ago
black t-shirt, dark tight jeans that fit well. Doc Martens.
Four hours to lesson time with her! 7 months ago
They advertise “first lesson free!” and I want the details. 7 months ago
This will actually fall under another goal now… just being reclassified, not forgotten :)) 8 months ago
Signed up for lessons. They start September 16th =) 8 months ago
I discovered a group near my house which gets together to learn Tango, they offer lessons from the more experienced dancers, and ask only 10 dollars each semester to keep the group going…
Well… um the group is at a college, and the participants are mostly college students, at first they thought I was one of them, but I had to fess up eventually about my oldness, and as I friended them on FB they found out anyhow just looking at my gigantic kids…
I’m much too shy, and getting there alone was always an inner struggle, I had a blast just from the music, and the dancing too of course, but I also felt awkward most of the time.
I dragged my husband to a milonga, and got him interested (um jealous from the dancers who danced with me) ; someone at the milonga told us we should take lessons from professionals instead of the college group.
Mark promised to take me eventually…we will see.
Mean while I’m on pause to keep learning…
I might just go back to the college group until Mark has enough time to go to the lessons with me. 11 months ago
Last New Year I visited (albeit briefly) BA. I was there for little more than 48 hours as most of the trip to the region was spent in Uruguay. But within 3 hours of getting of the plane, I was in a milonga tentatively shuffling around a dance floor with a number of other novice tangoers. I did enjoy it, though I couldn’t help but think that some private lessons with a teacher that wouldn’t step on my toes might be the answer.
So here’s to my next attempts at tangoing whether they be in Argentina or somewhere closer to home. 12 months ago
I have gotten fairly proficient at Argentine tango in the last three+ years, but I have learned that in tango, as in many other things, you never stop learning. You can always learn something new, or tweak something old- and it is a new dance every time, and with every new partner. As a friend says, “You can dance 19 OK dances to get that perfect 20th dance that takes your breath away and keeps you coming back for more…” 13 months ago