BEFORE WE STEP

Do we start our tango dancing right when the music begins? Are we preoccupied with our partner’s opinion of us? Or perhaps we’ve caught ourselves approaching the dance with the same mindset we have when we’re about to complete routine paperwork at the office.

And each dance isn’t just another activity to be done with, and then repeated until it’s time to go home.
Take a deep breath. There’s no need to rush right into it.

How does the embrace feel? Are we getting a sense of our partner’s comfort level? What’s the mood of the song? Are the beats sharply accented, or does the melody flow more smoothly? We know we’re supposed to move with confidence. But can we project confidence while standing in one place? Like good wine, tango is to be savored. And it all begins before the first step is even taken.

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