Dancing tango successfully is more than being able to indicate where we’d like our partners to step (if leading), or understand where they’re inviting us to step (if following).
Sure, we can learn and become proficient at the technical concepts of leading and following. Our teachers are always reminding us that each person is different, and that we have to adapt to new partners while at a milonga.
But what about reading another person’s comfort level? Or emotions? After all, how we make our partners feel is more important than how “good” we are as tango dancers.