At a milonga, each step takes us and our partners along that familiar, counter-clockwise circle around the dance floor. But in tango, a step is more than a mere physical, technical, or tedious act designed to transport us from one spot to the next.
Each step, forward or backward, tests our balance.
Each step is an act of communication. And if we’re paying attention, can provide insight on how to better connect with our partners.
Each step, and every brief moment in between, should be enjoyed like your favorite wine.
There’s no need to rush. Get everything you can out of each one. And make every one of them count.
A good walk turns into a good dance, which becomes a good tanda, and from there, a good milonga.