[Tango-L] What's the trick??

Astrid astrid at ruby.plala.or.jp
Sat Feb 23 02:13:33 EST 2008

Actually, I believe, the dancer who coined that phrase "I lead, she steps, 
and I follow her" was Carlos Gavito...

> This sounds strange to me. Firstly, if you lead something and the
> your partner does what you led - how can she be anticipating?
> Secondly, if she's doing what you led her to do, how can she be
> pulling on you since you're leading her with your body?
> As I understand the phrase ... "I lead, she steps and I follow her.",
> it means I lead with my torso and our torsos move together, but I
> follow with my feet. Obviously, your feet have to follow your torso,
> otherwise it might feel like she's pulling you off balance.
> Keith, HK
> On Sat Feb 23  9:54 , Michael Figart II  sent:
>>Hola list,
>>I gotta put a cent or two in here, in response to
>>someone who wrote "I lead, she steps and I follow
>>Yes, I've heard this also, and it sounded really cool
>>when I'd been dancing for 2-3 years, (I'm a slow
>>learner). The way I dance now, and the way I feel
>>about this subject now, is that if a follower does
>>this, she is anticipating and pulling on me.
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