Recent content by Reuven Thetanguero

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    When only one partner takes Tango lessons

    Yes, I just saw it (again)... I even replied to that thread. With his attitude, my guess is they are done! No wonder she never came back to this forum.
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    When only one partner takes Tango lessons

    There are two, equally likely possibilities: 1. They discussed the situation, decided to be together either in Turkey or Italy because they valued their relationship more than anything else and didn't want to risk it. 2. They did not do anything, he continued with his Tango, got hooked and is...
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    When only one partner takes Tango lessons

    Miracles happen...
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    When only one partner takes Tango lessons

    I realize that this thread is over two years old, but I wonder how this issue between the two of you Goldie Abaee was resolved?
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    How long will you sit until you consider dancing with a stranger?

    Like tangomaniac I live in the NYC area. The city may be a bit cliquish, where Tango politics flourishes. I do understand what he is talking about. When people do not know you, regardless of how good a dancer you are, you are an invisible persona. It's true for men and women. It may take a long...
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    Not satisfied with my ocho cortado

    View this short video, it will help you a lot:
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    What we get told and what we get teached

    There are quite a few ambitious dancers and after a couple of years decide to teach. A prospective student must be judicious in searching for a real, qualified teacher. The best teachers, from my experience, are those that grew up with Tango or at least started dancing early on and are doing it...
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    What can we do about women who won't use cabeceo?

    I think rude people should have a taste of their own medicine. I always advocate civility, but when a woman (or a man for that matter) behave in a manner that is not consistent with social customs, they should hear the word "no" perhaps along with "thank you"...
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    Degree of closeness and figure frequency

    I may be a bit old fashion, but when a follower starts leading, it's a disaster in the making... there is no room for two leaders on the floor!
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    Help with the music

    One more valuable resource would be http://www.todotango.com/english/ Try also this: http://www.cyber-tango.com/e/musik_e.html#music
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    Degree of closeness and figure frequency

    I find that most of the "figures" could be done in close embrace with no problem. Sometimes I open the embrace a bit if I know it will work better and then revert back to close embrace. I am not sure who said it some time ago (perhaps Pablo Veron) but that comment rings in my mind often. Since...
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    How do you answer this question?

    One on a team of 9 organizers
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    How do you answer this question?

    The story is a bit more complicated. It is a very small suburban Tango community, of which I am one of the organizers. The lady in question is a beginner and a very slow learner. Her appearance is "non - inviting", not because her advanced age, but rather due to self neglect. Personally I prefer...
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    How do you answer this question?

    Last night at a Milonga a lady approached me, in presence of several other people with the following question" "I keep coming to this Milonga for a year and a half, how come you never dance with me?" Obviously I was not prepared for this, and felt kind of ambushed. Then I thought how should I...
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    What to do about gender imbalance

    If the men are dropping out as well - it's the teachers... the teachers are doing something wrong! Find a school where ALL people (men and women) are enthusiastic to attend.
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