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

Chris, UK 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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