[Tango-L] beginners and milonga
doug at swingfusion.com
Fri Feb 15 13:52:09 EST 2008
Theoretically, it sounds fun to start that way, but pedagogically
speaking it is a little like putting the cart before the horse.
Having taught dance for over 10 years now, I find that pedagogy often
dictates that fun precede deep study. Nothing wrong with coasting around in
the cart before you learn to ride the horse.
Also, I think that because of the "step-on-every-beat" aspect of Milonga
(ignoring traspie) I found Milonga far far easier to led as a beginner. I
always knew what foot my follow was on, even if I was messing up the lead
badly and even if I was failing to lead anything. I could have fun without
the fear and trepidation that paralized me when I tried to dance tango. One
less thing to worry about and to screw up.
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