milonguero close embrace versus v style

#1
I am becoming a master of close embrace milonguero style tango but still lots to learn should I take a detour to learn the v style close embrace (not as intimate - more open one side) which is also popular where I go

can someone who knows both advise
 

dchester

Moderator
Staff member
#3
My opinion is yes. It's good to know about different styles and techniques, (and especially if they are prevalent in your community). However, no one here can really provide a better answer than you could, (unless it is someone in your community, who has familiarity with your dancing).
 

Steve Pastor

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Staff member
#4
close embrace milonguero style tango.... v style close embrace

For me the "embrace" is a continuum, and I have to make the best of whatever I'm presented with at any given moment.
Learning the opposite ends of the "spectrum:" open, and apildao close embrace, should allow you to work the in between places. But, that's no replacement for actually, repeatedly, dancing with someone who always goes back to a v.

If you can't find (enough) people to dance in your preferred embrace, it seems like you might want to explore the embrace that allows you to find enough partners.
 
#5
I liked something that someone said recently to me:
Embrace is a living thing, it breathes... sometimes you need to take a deeper breath - to open the embrace to let your partner execute a step with more space. Sometimes you close the embrace to bring your partner closer. Whatever you do, you do it together - you breathe together.
 

Angel HI

Well-Known Member
#6
I liked something that someone said recently to me:
Embrace is a living thing, it breathes... sometimes you need to take a deeper breath - to open the embrace to let your partner execute a step with more space. Sometimes you close the embrace to bring your partner closer. Whatever you do, you do it together - you breathe together.
I was only going to 'Like' this, and move on, but it deserved reposting. Excellent!
 

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