As tango students, we’ll come across a variety of teachers. Some will present dancing styles that we’re comfortable with, while others will introduce ideas that won’t resonate with us at all.
One teacher’s advice may contradict that of another. Or perhaps different teachers will explain the same concept, but from very different perspectives.
What do we do? Whose style should we adopt? How do we decide?
Let’s not get too hung up on these questions, because there’s no such thing as the perfect method that will magically turn us into flawless dancers. Neither is there a method that’s so wrong it will doom us to bad tango forever.
So let’s pick one style to start with, and commit to it.
Every dance style, philosophy, or mental strategy will have advantages and drawbacks. But if we get really good at learning one method, we’ll figure out how to utilize those advantages in ways that move our dancing forward.
There’s always the possibility that we’ll change methods/philosophies somewhere down the line, and there’s nothing wrong with that.
We’re told to be decisive when executing a tango figure; the same is true when selecting an actual tango style.
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