So we try showing off, because showing off is easy and gets attention more quickly.
Or…we could focus more on making our partners look good.
We could take the time to adjust each individual dancer, instead of a one-size-fits-all approach. We can try to figure out which figures they’re most comfortable with, which ones they do well, and play to their strengths.
Song by song, tanda by tanda,
It’s a process requiring lots of time and patience, but that’s how a good tango reputation begins.
And eventually, word gets around on the dance floor.
It never hurts when our fellow tangueros see how good we are. But in the long run, it matters more when they hear about it from their friends.