[Tango-L] No dancing before the music
dnovitz at lavidacondeby.com
Sat Feb 16 08:01:13 EST 2008
With all due respect, I agree that one must understand the music and to
feel it. It is what makes the difference between someone dancing, and
someone running through a series of steps and patterns.
What I do not agree with is the attitude that someone must listen to the
music for a year before learning to dance. To be honest, I hated the
music when I started. I only wanted to learn because I saw Forever
Tango and I was sick of salsa. Had I been told I needed to listen to
the music for a year, I never would have learned tango or had the
experiences I have had and continue to have. I think there are many
people like me.
Now of course I love the music. I learned to appreciate it and to feel
it. I think this happens for many people. People need to be encouraged
to learn new things, not pushed away from them. Not everyone is
destined to become a good dancer. There are people who were born
listening to tango and cannot dance a step, or do not dance well at
all. The most important thing is that you enjoy what you do, and if you
get good at it, then all for the better.
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