To a new year

The song is ‘Uno’ The composer is Alibo Troilo. Sigrid Van Tilbeurgh and Murat Erdemsel improvised a dance. And it is beautiful

Witness magic in motion as we welcome 2017

Why do you dance?

This a wonderful video exploring why do you dance in all its forms. When you watch it you are filled with hope, joy and wonder at the breadth and magnificence of all the different ways people can dance.

Remember we teach Argentine Tango at 1930 on Wednesdays in the Metropole Hotel. I love to dance.

(HT: Tango Therapist)

When I am old…

I hope to still be dancing tango until the day I die. My heart filled with the sorrowful music that weights heaving on my heart as the longing candour of the song fills my soul.

On Sunday at 2000 hours there will be a milonga played in the Metropole Hotel led by DJ “Ducky” Day until the wee hours. Dance until the music stops

On Feedback

Feedback is a very important concept within tango. And that sad truth is that not enough people are engage in this continuous session where there is always room to improve. My thought which I often repeat is: Tango. I know nothing.

This post provides lots of useful tips on when not and when to engage in creative feedback. It is only one man’s opinion. There are some I disagree with but there a lot of useful nuggets in there:

Without clear, clean, and honest feedback from the people that we dance with we can never change what we’re doing, or even know that change is required. And that’s the kicker right there, for a lot of you reading this and watching the video above, change is required, the problem is that you don’t know it.

Food for thought, no?