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Tango: my life as a not-so-good leader

And you thought that YOU were the worst dancer in the world ?

Wednesday, February 11, 2004

Just not wednesday

My (argentine) teachers of (argentine too, makes sense) tango already proposed weekly beginner classes, advanced classes, intermediate classes (even subdivised into "intermediate 1" and "intermediate 2").
They also proposed two thematic classes: milonga and giros. Seems they're still full of energy, because they recently started "half-privates" classes. "Half-collective" could have been a better name, since these classes need 4 couples, (no more, no less), and the price is the same than their collective classes.
I put my name on the list, with a proviso that any day was good for me, except wednesday. After a few months a 8-people group was ready, the
chosen day being friday.

I liked the first session, because my usual problem with collective class (male students overnumbering by far the nuber of female students) disappeared,
because the teachers paid individual attention to everybody, while the pressure on me was much more bearable than in a private (It puts a lot of stress on me to feel the constant attention of two teachers on the little me). A small concern yet about my partner, who appeared a bit late, forcing the female teacher to dance with me (and therefore putting
great stress on me)

The second session was nice too, except my partner came one hour late. Female teacher, stress, and so on. Yet, all in all a nice session.

A few day before the third session I got a message: "the group would like to change the day. Is it a problem for you?". I hate seing changes in what had been agreed, and I had plans for all the nights of this week, but I did not want to go against "the group". Also, the classes where already all paid, and not refundable. So I replied "As you wish, change the day. Just not on wednesday."

The day after another message came: "The group has arranged things: the class will be on wednesday."

Maybe it's the argentine way of organizing things. You sign, you pay, and then they change their part of the contract.
We'll see at CITA. By the way, I already began to see: I had signed (and paid, yes) for CITA classes by the famous Geraldine Rojas, and instead the teacher will be (not so famous) Melina Brufman.

posted by Pablo  # 3:53 AM
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