After all these years, I've done the showy AT thing, dabbled in the nuevo thing, did the Salon thing, etc. etc. etc. This time, I wanted to concentrate on and learn the essence of close embrace/milonguero. I figured that whatever I've learned, known, done, it would be a little different when I did dance close embrace. I got Muma as my teacher. She is a pure milonguera, majical on the social dance floor and just absolutely elegant. No frills, no flailing legs, no fancy stuff. Just pure unadulterated, connected, social dancing in the milonguero style in its pure essence. We basically went back to basics... MY HEAD BLEW UP FROM OVERLOAD :shock: I was SHOCKED at how much I thought I knew, but DID NOT! I had to relearn how to walk; How to embrace; How to stand; The right posture; How to create the connection correctly; How to do turns; How to lead... It was a very enlightening and eye openning experience. I'm glad I went down this course. I got it to work at the milonga, and WHAT A DIFFERENCE... Wooohoo!!! Magical! It was the embodiment of "In tango (AT), you dance for yourself, and for your partner... NOT for the audience." The moral of the story... In AT, the basics ALWAYS make a difference.