Tango Argentino > How about your self-initiative?

Discussion in 'Tango Argentino' started by opendoor, Jan 20, 2017.

  1. opendoor

    opendoor Well-Known Member

    Tango is said to be a social dance. Unfortunately too often we rely on the professional scene, on teachers, and studio owners, that organize milongas, balls, and encuentros.

    Is there also a self-organized scene around? Have you offered any kind of event?
  2. twnkltoz

    twnkltoz Well-Known Member

    I've thought about it from time to time, but there's so much going on here that i don't bother.
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  3. jantango

    jantango Active Member

    All it takes is a person with interest, time, organizational skills, and creative energy to get something going. It's easier now than 20 years ago with tango in so many cities around the world. Dancers will go long distances for tango events.

    In 1995 I organized a tango congress at Northwestern University with no money and no internet or email. It was a successful week of tango with teachers from Buenos Aires.

    If I did it, anyone with the desire can do it.
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  4. Lilly_of_the_valley

    Lilly_of_the_valley Well-Known Member

    Yes, I have taught classes locally and out of town, and collaborated in organizing milongas and practicas.
    Very few people who teach and organize tango events locally are full time tango professionals. Even fewer of them own a studio.
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  5. newbie

    newbie Well-Known Member

    I once created a two-hour playlist, with cortinas and all. It was sorted by file name. When the DJ downloaded my USB on his IPhone, the list got completely messed up, with all the cortinas together. He spent more time re-putting all in order than it would have taken him to create a playlist from scratch.
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  6. dchester

    dchester Moderator Staff Member

    I'm not clear what, some DJ not knowing how to import a playlist properly, has to do with the thread topic.

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  7. sixela

    sixela Well-Known Member

    newbie says that he didn't organise but did try to contribute, and that it didn't go too well.
  8. opendoor

    opendoor Well-Known Member

    Aficionados and honoraries normally master those various settings and vast control options of iTunes. Professional DJays usually do not. :vamp:
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  9. TomTango

    TomTango Active Member

    My city has a non-profit tango organization that I'm a part of. We put on milongas, organize workshop weekends, and offer classes taught by a rotating schedule of local instructors. None of us make a living from it (not that there's anything wrong with that). Any money we earn from tango personally goes into an account that we can spend on our own tango improvement, improving the community by improving ourselves. It's a pretty nice set up :)
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