Would anyone care to offer either a definition of what a teacher of Argentine Tango is (or should be), or share a view over teacher formation - the process of becoming one. In my own main discipline, Ballroom, I know exactly what I expect of a teacher, how they are (typically) trained, and how they attain teaching qualifications from one of the main teaching societies. There is a clear path in their formation, and a generally understood expectation of their range of competencies/skills. To some extent, being a 'natural teacher' makes a difference to their effectiveness, but that is not what (usually) defines them in such a dance style. AT is different. How does the process work (or how did it work for you, if you teach). What defines a teacher of AT? If (and it's a big 'if') the leading teaching societies got their respective acts together, and became a significant force in the AT world, would that be a 'good thing'? Their role would be to distill and define a fundamental body of technique for the dance in its various styles, train and regulate its professional practitioners (the teaching body) and promote the style to the wider dance community. Alternate definitions could easily be found, too. (BTW, I'm not arguing that the teaching societies should, in any sense, 'take over' or alter the dance that we have, just become authoritative sources for AT technique, style and public ambassadors for the dance). My interest is as an existing teacher (not in AT), seeking help to clarify my own developmental goals should the opportunity arise to extend my own teaching activities in this style, in which I am, as yet a relative beginner. My own teaching society has an AT Teaching Diploma, and having made a study of its syllabus, I am quite certain that it is almost no value at all in any path that I could define for myself - which is a shame - it could have been so much better than it is.