Does height in dancing matter a lot?

Is small height difference a big problem in salsa and tango?

  • it is not a big problem

    Votes: 6 85.7%
  • it is a big problem

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • something else

    Votes: 1 14.3%

  • Total voters
    7

Riri

New Member
#1
My boyfriend and i want to learn salsa and tango but i am 168.5 cm without heels where as he is 168 cm so naturallhy i will be taller a few cm with heels
 
#6
Or simply use Jazz Shoes or (dance) sneakers instead.
I know, it's against the code or who ever decided, that women have to wear dangerous footwear, but it does not lower your dance quality the tiniest bit. (In the opposite, women dancing in shoes they bought for the looks mainly usually move worse in them, than women who decided for the shoes for a (real) technical reason.)

But the main problem with height actually is the arm lengths of the partners. But as long as you got a good arm tension, that can be compensated with ease.
I can compensate for mediocre arm tension on smaller women easily, but on very tall ones, that does not work anymore - he probably cannot do that on you neither.
 
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tangotime

Well-Known Member
#7
My boyfriend and i want to learn salsa and tango but i am 168.5 cm without heels where as he is 168 cm so naturallhy i will be taller a few cm with heels
There have been a couple of world champs where the lady was same height or a tad taller.
Partnership Height ( within reason ) has little or nothing to do with ability.
 

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