Good dancers are able to show up to a milonga, and they just start dancing well without a second thought. They move so easily and effortlessly! Are they naturally talented? Were they born with special tango genes?
Maybe a few of them are. But the vast majority are not. Dancing well at a milonga doesn’t happen suddenly. Unlike in the movies, beautiful tango isn’t brought about by sheer will and a single defining moment.
How good a dancer looks simply reflects the time they put into preparation and practice. It is a gradual – sometimes painstaking – process. And for the average tango addict, it’s one that never seems to move fast enough. Yet it’s a simple formula, and one that benefits anyone willing to stick to it.