Many of you reading this will know what I mean. After taking tango lessons for a while, something in us wakes up.
And we realize we can’t get enough. We count off the minutes before it’s time to leave work and attend lessons. We mark our calendars in eager anticipation of the next milonga. We jokingly refer to our new found interest as an “addiction,” and our non-dancing friends poke fun at us for it.
Tango may very well be our “addiction,” as it feels like more than just a regular hobby. But unlike other negative addictive habits out there, tango has a number of positive effects:
– It’s good for us physically and mentally
– It’s good for us socially- It allows us to give an interesting answer whenever someone asks: “What do you do for fun?”- It’s good for our brains
– It’s something we can do at any age so long as we’re able to walk
However, being a tango “addict” means we spend a great deal of time either being on or daydreaming about the dance floor. Shouldn’t we leave time for other things, like TV and Angry Birds?
Tango isn’t something we can just dabble in. It requires devotion, and that means sacrificing time that could be spent dabbling in other stuff.
But it’s worth it. Why? Because the better you become at tango, the less you miss the things you’d otherwise just be dabbling in.