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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 ?

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Time for bed grandpa, and take your pills 


Near the second third of the AT class my partner gently told me "Maybe it's time for a pause, Pablo. Have a seat for a few minutes. D'you want a glass of water?".

The pause was only intended for me of course. While I was recovering my stamina, my fifteen years younger partner took advantage of the floor, the mirror, and the lack of a leader to rehearse her salsa shines.

Not sure I've understood what salsa shines are, (old age damages the brain too, not only the body) it may be a series of steps done by a dancer on her/his own, without taking care of what the partner does. To the non-salsero old little me it looked like tap-dance without the tapping. Or quick disco.

posted by Pablo  # 2:09 AM
Comments:
shines are 'freestyle' steps - as you correctly pointed out - that are done without the partner. It is usually done when there is a 'break' from the main structure of the song - eg piano solo, percussion solo, etc
 
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