[Tango-L] Breaking the 'paso basico.'
tl2 at chrisjj.com
Thu Feb 14 19:21:00 EST 2008
> Some are good enough at Tango, and work hard enough, to make money
Get real, Keith. The business of tango teaching is first and foremost a
business. What distinguishes the famous names is business ability -
teaching ability is not even a requirement.
One has to accept this in order to have a chance of understanding the
functions and dysfunctions of the tango teaching world. And for those
who've chosen that route to learning, to have any chance of overcoming its
Every beginner finds the question: why am I getting stuck being taught
stuff that I never even see on the dance floor? Every continuer finds the
answer: it's just business - steer around it, leave it behind, and stay on
> If somebody has nothing to sell, he's not going to last very long in any
> business, including Tango.
Yup - sort of explains why there's a never-ending supply of them, doesn't
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