Watching tango pros live or on Youtube is always fun. Same can be said of experienced dancers we see at milongas. The impressive moves, impeccable balance, fun musical interpretation, and liquid-like grace…they make it all look so EASY!

What we’re seeing as spectators is a “finished piece.” It is the accumulation of all the times when feet were stepped on during practice, when partners were accidentally kicked, their moments of self doubt, and thousands of mistakes and corrections.

So let’s go easy on ourselves the next time we don’t get a step right after the first hundred attempts. We’ll keep at it. It’s never as easy as it looks.



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