Types of Tangueros: The Good, the Bad, and a myriad of Jerks

#91
I enjoyed reading the list, but I don't feel like I belong to any type described. Instead, I would liken myself to a teenager who has just discovered sex. Once the initial beginner anxiety is overcome, he is so eager to learn more and more than at this point it is quantity over quality to improve. He cannot stop thinking about it, and practices as much as he can. When the occasion arises, he tries new moves every time, whether successfully or unsuccessfully. It is very rare to see him sitting out a single tanda. Because of his youth, he has pretty good stamina. In particular, he enjoys milongas because of the lively rhythm and tempo. Often, women end up panting, feeling like they sprinted for 7 minutes (or however long the tanda was), because this guy is a traspié freak!

Because he doesn't yet know which move is called for at each kinds of music, his dance is often characterized by being very experimental. Also, because of his relative inexperience, he can be a navigational hazard (when he practices by himself, he forgets to take into account the surrounding space and wrongly assumes he can take as much space as he needs to perform a sequence.)

Despite his negatives, however, he truly loves the AT and eventually hopes to be promoted to the status of The Gentleman, The Patient Mentor, the Good Leader, or a combination of the 3, as he refines his technique and musicality, reaching dance maturity.
 
#92
I enjoyed reading the list, but I don't feel like I belong to any type described. Instead, I would liken myself to a teenager who has just discovered sex. Once the initial beginner anxiety is overcome, he is so eager to learn more and more than at this point it is quantity over quality to improve. He cannot stop thinking about it, and practices as much as he can. When the occasion arises, he tries new moves every time, whether successfully or unsuccessfully. It is very rare to see him sitting out a single tanda. Because of his youth, he has pretty good stamina. In particular, he enjoys milongas because of the lively rhythm and tempo. Often, women end up panting, feeling like they sprinted for 7 minutes (or however long the tanda was), because this guy is a traspié freak!

Because he doesn't yet know which move is called for at each kinds of music, his dance is often characterized by being very experimental. Also, because of his relative inexperience, he can be a navigational hazard (when he practices by himself, he forgets to take into account the surrounding space and wrongly assumes he can take as much space as he needs to perform a sequence.)
Despite his negatives, however, he truly loves the AT and eventually hopes to be promoted to the status of The Gentleman, The Patient Mentor, the Good Leader, or a combination of the 3, as he refines his technique and musicality, reaching dance maturity.
 
#93
I stumbled upon this article on a Argentine Tango Specific Blog (There's a lot of them). This one hits the head right on the nail regarding the types of AT leads out there.

Seeing the paticularly bad ones and the jerks on the floor are pet peeves of mine because you can see the pain they inflict on their follows, just to satiate their misguided egos. :mad:

Read and see for yourself which category you fall into, and adjust your attitudes accordingly.



The Blog link: http://tangoloveandotherdevils.blogspot.com/2007/03/tango-types-i-tangueros_19.html


P.S. (For our new DF friends) On any these Tango blogs, when the writers refer to, or talk about Tango, they mean ARGENTINE Tango. NOT the ballroom kind.

I'm reviving this super old thread because I wanted to find out the article. The blog is private and I do not have access to it. Does anyone now where i can get it or what's its title? Thanks.
 

Zoopsia59

Well-Known Member
#97
It's interesting to read these older threads again. Thank you AnnaN for reviving them (and welcome BTW!)

Reading this one made me wonder if anyone knows what happened to Heather?
 

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