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

Bruno Afonso bafonso at gmail.com
Thu Feb 14 23:57:38 EST 2008

On Fri, 15 Feb 2008 00:21 +0000 (GMT Standard Time), Chris, UK
<tl2 at chrisjj.com> wrote:
>  > 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
>  it?

So, there's a high turn-over maybe. But some never stop and keep on to
being highly praised. Just as every business. If you are smart enough,
you will find the right teacher for you. The consumer has the onus of
finding the good teachers.

I find this anti-teaching interesting. I have found that the best
followers I have danced with have had classes with good teachers that
have tried hard to convey the most intricate aspects of the dance.
Then there are some followers that believe they are good just because
they have been dancing for a long time.

Everyone learns from colleagues, you see it all the time, in
practicas, etc. Paying someone to do it more rapidly is normal and has
happened all through humanity's history. Milongueros learned from
friends, etc. It's not different at all.


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