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

Keith keith at tangohk.com
Wed Feb 13 14:08:17 EST 2008


You raise a very good point here - work ethic. When I first 
went to BsAs in 1997, I'd already been teaching Ballroom and 
Latin dancing for many years. The first thing that struck ime in 
Argentina was how hard all the students worked in class. Even
now, it's the same - I stll wish my own students would work half
as hard as those in BsAs. 

Asians work hard at their studies and jobs, but when it comes 
to leisure activities, such as dance, it's just not the same.

And here's something that won't surprise anyone. The best 
dancers I produce are always those that work the hardest.

Is this laziness one of the cultural differences referred to in
previous posts. Interesting. It could also explain why Germans 
are good at Tango :-).

Keith HK

 On Thu Feb 14  1:44 , "Trini y Sean \(PATangoS\)"  sent:

>--- Keith keith at tangohk.com> wrote:
>Why do Americans have this big problem with the 8CB? Could
>it be because of the way Americans learn Tango?
>> Keith, HK
>The short answer is "yes".  
>Compared to what you're used to in the HK, Americans are,
>generally speaking, lazy. 
>While Argentines and Asian apparently care that things look
>elegant and nice, Americans don't (just compare fashion
>choices).  They want to just have fun with their friends. 
>And that's okay.
>Trini de Pittsburgh

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