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    Is Ballroom dancing expensive? (Article)

    The German government has just sent the official minimum wage to about 9 $, but they seem to work on plenty exceptions to undergo this limit again, already. Fees, rent, food and clothes need to be bought, children to be supported. Surely, dancing is not expensive rather cheap when compared to...
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    Tango Ambassador Program

    Someday, I perfectly understand that it would be very convenient, especially when being on a tour with only 2-3 days a place. Organizing such a worldwide network will need a lot of work and dedication. Therefore: How should the participants be compensated and how can one develop fair standards...
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    dance song suggestions for choreography

    How about looking on google for royalty free background music? There are several shops where you can search by mood. I can’t make any recommendation as I didn’t understand what exactly you want to express with your interpretation of "rosa Danzt rosa". I believe as an artist you have any right...
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    Sentadas - How and when should you use them?

    In my experience there is only one Tango, but I can tweak the parameters to achieve different styles. Alignment, embrace, axis, timing, pronunciation, etc all that can be changed in an blink of an eye with ease - once I have a solid foundation of its technique. Neither am I a slave of the...
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    Class vs. Milonga

    In Berlin this will put you into a high demand of fresh cars and get you some “quality time” with you favorite police officers. In this way, I strongly disagree with you. Every time somebody’s health, property or general wellbeing is at stake, I expect that the one involved have learned their...
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    Class vs. Milonga

    I strongly believe that there is one individual “right” way to dance for each person at each time of life. This way can’t be taught entirely but has to be found by the dancer himself. On the otherhand, Tango is craft like any other. Understanding and mastering its physical principles is the key...
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    Banning Same Sex Partners could be Illegal

    I work as a dancer and have been working as magician for a time. My girlfriends teaches aspiring dressmakers and we live in Kreuzberg Berlin. At least half of my friends, colleagues, neighbors are part of some LGBT community. In my experience they are just as normal people as everybody else...
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    Beginner in dancing: some misconceptions and advice?

    If you want to know how it technical feels hug a huge pillow and dance around. What you will feel inside at a real dance, I cannot predict as it depends on the situation. I have experienced all kind of emotions while dancing: Pleasant relaxation and enjoyment when we go with the flow just as...
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    Banning Same Sex Partners could be Illegal

    In my experience, those who demand high tolerance for their own “alternative” style of life are just the very same with the least tolerance against all other.
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    Beginner in dancing: some misconceptions and advice?

    To change the mood: There is a German “folk” dance, where his hand at her behind is part of an essential pose (0:09): Sexy or not? You decide!
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    Banning Same Sex Partners could be Illegal

    “… submitting to a man’s will is treason to emancipation” so or similar is the line of thought. Especially tango is recognized as a suppression of the female by the diehard activists. And yes, we do have a lot of intellectuals who seem to never have danced a step but keep thinking hard about...
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    Banning Same Sex Partners could be Illegal

    Might be a cultural thing. I know scores of women, rejecting the very idea being lead by a man … and they are not even lesbians.
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    Banning Same Sex Partners could be Illegal

    Dancing with men during the lessons is part of my job as a dance teacher and I like my job. Dancing with them on stage is somewhat fun for me too. As it is rather casual in germany, I tried dancing with them in social life as well and it felt extremely awkward to me. Seems I’m wired that way...
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    Beginner in dancing: some misconceptions and advice?

    Technically, you are correct. However I meant something different completely. I was rather baffled by this: Actually playing a little-bit-hard to get is a cornerstone of Latin women’s culture. Therefore, touching any woman anywhere anytime just because she is a Latina is quite an outlandish...
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    Beginner in dancing: some misconceptions and advice?

    Dancing can’t be grasp intellectually in its entirety, it hast to be experienced. Why don’t you go out and find out something on your own?