......when I see all those couples having a hard time with very basic backward ochos, it hurts my eyes. The women seem like they've never learnt how to make ochos and just cross their legs instead; easier, but terrible bad move.
Close embrace tango is too far difficult so please, don't overdo yourselves. I know you are pleased to hug each other while dancing but keep in mind that there are others who are watching you and it would be appreciated not to obtrude your unsightliness. If you can't, don't try, that should be the spirit in all milongas.