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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, April 19, 2006

Enough 

Thursday. My partner mailed me she would not come to the class.
Monday. We ended up with 10 guys for 4 ladies, so the teachers had to pick 2 ladies from the previous class (initiation) and ask them to stay; of course the teachers had then to lower the lesson's level.
Tuesday. My partner did not show up so I left the class after the warm-up.
Wednesday. See Monday.
Saturday, Sunday. Nothing as the teachers who used to give classes last year moved away.

(insert endless loop here)

Well, enough is enough. It makes no sense trying to learn the tango in this environment. Time to do something.
Leaving for good maybe, and coming back to the stable, steady ballroom world where announced events aren't cancelled, where everybody trades partners during the classes and where the syllabus is standard enough to allow me to invite ladies from other schools, and even other countries.

Or... or going where the tango is! Where the teachers cancel as well but it's not important because there are so many other teachers! Where six thousand ladies (rough estimate) can dance!

Buenos-Aires, here I come!

posted by Pablo  # 5:21 AM
Comments:
too bad about the imbalance there...as I recall you are in NYC? don't give it up....we (not-so-good leaders) all have to stick together....and stick with it...it just takes time....
 
I have loved reading about your tango progression and hope you don't get discouraged and stop AT! Don't know where you tango, but I've never danced in any city where there's been more leads than followers, and I've danced in NYC, BsAs, Rome, Florence, Montreal, Amsterdam, Nijmegen, Providendce, and DC. I suspect you're in some anomalous lead mecca the Mid-West. If you came to NYC, you'd be dancing every tanda at most milongas as there are often 20 or 30 women sitting around the room at any big milonga.
 
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