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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Tango Networking

Great new networking site for anyone interested in Tango



The purpose of this group is to join individuals with one common interest: Argentine Tango. This is a free access website. Members can add friends, send them messages, instant messages, update your own personal webpage, list tango events, make groups, photo/video sharing, meet fellow tangueros/as, blogging and more! Once you join, please click on groups you would like to be a member of to receive the latest information or provide information. Also click, who you want to be friends with and invite your friends to join.

uploading music to this site seems to take awhile, still I really like what I see.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Her Tango



Wow!

Walking Technique for Leaders

I know this guy that lands, and teaches students to land (with weight) on his/their little toe while walking forward, because it "looks better".

He has chronic problems with his ankles (hard to figure out the reason).

In my opinion a leader should only think about relaxing his ankle and the only ones that will know the difference are him, and his orthopaedic surgeon.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Best Tango Workshop So Far!

Today I attended a last minute workshop from one of my favorite instructors, Nick Jones, along with his current partner from Denver, Amy Anderson. I say last minute because it only came about last Monday when Nick called Scott and let him know that they were going to be in town for a demonstration, and wanted to know if they were up for a workshop.

Nicks classes are always fantastic, this one was out of this world. during the class he never showed us one step, or pattern and basically assumed that everyone there had proper technique (except that they did point out that without proper posture and balance none of what they taught would be easy and they said that if something isn't easy you weren't doing it right).

The classes had to do with leading through disassociation, for almost the entire day all of the leading was done with absolutely no contact between the leaders and the followers. Toward the end of the class it was almost effortless I've been thinking about this principle since the first time I saw a video by Murat and Michele, here (there was another video that was better, but it is no longer on youtube).

Anyhow, if you ever get a chance to experience a class with Nick teaching do it, his style of teaching is so relaxed and easy, fun and dynamic, like I've said before he makes what seems impossible seem easy.