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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 ?

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Ambush 

Maybe I should have taken the train after all. I had thought that my partner's friends were not dancers; I was wrong. I found myself in a group of salseros, discussing steps, teachers, festivals, respective merits of cuban vs Puerto-rican salsa. They played salsa music, to me it looked like the ambience music you can hear in elevators, just some pleasant noise so you're not afraid by the silence.

I discovered that my partner spends more time for salsa than for tango, twice as much. She's a young and cheerful girl, I should have figured out much earlier

Common points between salsa and tango dancers: the shoes for women look pretty much the same; the dance is easier to learn for the follower. Difference: the salsa community is more numerous and younger.

posted by Pablo  # 5:15 PM
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