Amazing dancers

Watching amazing dancers on the dance floor can have several effects. One of them is to make you realize how much you still have to learn, practice and internalize. On the other hand, it is very easy to be blown away and feel bad about sharing a dance floor doing your own thing, cumbersome in comparison. You feel limited by your abilities and less able to give another great dancer a great time.

As a leader, no matter whatever other might say, I always feel guilty about a less good dance. A missed connection, literally. One thing I’ve been dealing with is also to realize that a lot of great dancers on the dance floor are professionals. I want to dance better and better but it is also important to keep things a bit in perspective.

While this frustration may be very hard on you on the spot, at the milonga, it is also a source of energy to work hard and let go of less good feelings afterwards. We need to enjoy the journey.

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2 comments

  1. Hi,
    really nice this post about your thoughts and dreams, uncovering your inner self. Maybe it’s too much thinking that only professionals are professional, remember that dancing is having fun, dancing while having fun is much much better than dancing correctly. As you say too, the technique will come with practice too. It doesn’t matter to me if I’m looking at a couple of professionals or not, if they like me I don’t care who they are. Come and visit my blog and you will see what I about this argument. (http://controtango.blogspot.com/2008/10/tango-show-no-grazie.html) It’s in Italian but you can translate it with the instrument at the bottom of the page.
    Hope you like it and we could link each-other’s blogs.
    Mail me if you agree.
    Besos
    Controtango

  2. Hi,
    really nice this post about your thoughts and dreams, uncovering your inner self. Maybe it's too much thinking that only professionals are professional, remember that dancing is having fun, dancing while having fun is much much better than dancing correctly. As you say too, the technique will come with practice too. It doesn't matter to me if I'm looking at a couple of professionals or not, if they like me I don't care who they are. Come and visit my blog and you will see what I about this argument. (http://controtango.blogspot.com/2008/10/tango-s…) It's in Italian but you can translate it with the instrument at the bottom of the page.
    Hope you like it and we could link each-other's blogs.
    Mail me if you agree.
    Besos
    Controtango

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