THE LAST 10%

One bad habit among intermediate/advanced dancers, after getting comfortable with the basics, is a tendency to mostly go through the motions. We dance well enough to be little more than competent.

We need to finish every weight shift, projection, and rotation. Don’t just think of steps as things to get through before a fancier figure comes up. Everything matters. The complex, advanced steps we enjoy won’t look good unless we continuously pay attention to the basic ones.

Making an all-out mistake is preferable to doing a step only 90% correctly. Pushing a little more to work out that last 10% is the difference between a so-so tanda, and a memorable one.

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#tango #the lasttenpercent

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