I picked on the Followers last time, so as promised, here’s the next post on this topic…
Leaders: Some things we need to stop doing when we tango
Teaching on the dance floor at a milonga: Just don’t do it. It’s annoying, and – hell, I think I wrote about this already somewhere at my old tango blog. Click here
Repeatedly trying a figure after it doesn’t work: After the 2nd try, stop. Figure it out at a práctica or lesson.
Leading with our arms: Yanking people around isn’t appropriate in most contexts, let alone on the dance floor.
Leading a boleo with enough force to remove a manhole cover: It’s worth repeating – stop using only your arms.
Not respecting the line of dance: While driving, slowing down on a highway to look at roadkill can end up causing an irritating traffic bottleneck that’s felt for miles. In other words, just one person’s self-absorption is likely to affect a dance floor full of people. That’s not us, right?
Forcing volcadas on beginners: Do you like pie? Is there a kind of pie that you’d like to share with your friend? Are you going to grab your friend’s head, pull it back, and shove the entire pie down his/her throat? Is that the best way to prove that the pie is that f*cking good? No? Forcing volcadas on someone who just started tango is pretty much the same thing.
These are just a few items. Feel free to share your own thoughts in the comments section…