[Tango-L] Breaking the "paso basico."

Mario sopelote at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 12 12:13:11 EST 2008

Thanks for the refreshing honesty, Mash...'going to a job interview'..lol
   I've just spent the past month wondering why the slow Tango is soooo difficult
   and has this ability to be posed and marched thru instead of danced.
    The only thing that I've come up with is that I've heard in BsAs the Milongueros
     only dance when their song and their orchestra is played.  That they choose to
      dance only to their favorite songs, the one's that move them, and they know every note.
       Recently, I've been waiting for Tangos to be played with a strong, driving beat,
         before I will dance.  This has worked well enough that I was strongly complimented
          by the follow after what may have been my best tango.  The beat was strong and
           I didn't mind dancing slow to it and pausing when there was a pause.
            There is a lot of Tango out there with a fugitive beat that comes and goes, and
             what seems like moments with nothing happening..
               no wonder one needs steps,there.

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