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

Patricia Katz pkatz at trebnet.com
Wed Feb 13 10:43:23 EST 2008

It seems some leaders, even after a couple of years of classes, are locked into the 8CB while dancing during the milonga.
Teachers seem to use this 8CB as a tool for beginners so that beginners can feel some sort of sense of accomplishment and have something to use during the milonga.
But why is this figure still used by some leaders after a few years of classes? It's boring when leaders use this after every few walking steps.
How many teachers really show that the dance can be beautifully done by simply walking with elegance and precision, using the music to determine the flow, doing some turns and not using the 8CB every couple of steps? 

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