Recent content by quixotedlm

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    Name this tune

    I found it a few hours after I posted: Camino al Son by Orquesta Broadway.
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    Name this tune

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufsY5cAz8c8 Anyone?
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    Is tango easy?

    Agreed that women who lead tend to be at a higher level than corresponding men who follow. It doesn't contradict my observation that at early learning stages, many men have their leading and following concepts equally well,and know to follow more than corresponding women at similar stages. For...
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    Is tango easy?

    I wonder if comments along the line of "if they are having negative experiences and feeling bad, it must be their own fault" would be made if this were a discusson about women's difficulties (in any context). :rolleyes: Men are no more critical of themselves in Tango than Salsa, but in Tango...
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    Is tango easy?

    men learning to follow is far more common than the other way around. i suspect serious novices among men often resort to following themselves in order to work things out with other peers.
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    Is tango easy?

    That would be less of a problem if followers learned to lead. Yes, I know this is so meta ;-)
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    tangocynic strikes again

    terence comes to mind ;-)
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    Is tango easy?

    As a general statement, this isn't true. A lot of dancers who've mastered the basics indulge in fanciness just ok.
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    tangocynic strikes again

    i bet TC is on DF. should we start guessing?;-)
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    Is tango easy?

    I agree with this sentiment. I feel like it reinforces my observation though - genuineness often comes with discernment. As a side note, it's the norm in salsa congresses for acquaintances to share a room. Mixed gender, and sharing beds (platonically) is very common. Not the same as intimate...
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    Is tango easy?

    As someone who dances both, I'd say that salsa is easier than Tango, because salsa is socially easier to navigate than Tango. For a new dancers, any dance can feel difficult, and it's easy enough to experience awareness of one's own ineptitude in either dance (most folks who don't dance salsa...
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    Is tango easy?

    Connected walking, controlled weight transfers, exploring degrees of freedom in movement, musicality.
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    Is tango easy?

    But it is simple, no?
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    Is gender imbalance self made?

    Nothing wrong with this view, but saying that the -other- view in support of tanda's is not quite right. The tanda system works fine in the US in many places. American culture - espinoza dance - is a potpourri of nationalities and cultures, and those who can learn something as alien as dancing...
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    Is gender imbalance self made?

    Maybe what is good for the individual isn't good for the community? In such cases, the individual behavior is characterized by the adjective "parasitic". If the dancers who learned skills through a given community are reluctant to nurture the younglings out of an obsession for a "fix", that...