Tango video blog #18

Tango video Blog #18

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TANGO IS MESSY

Written by: Joe Yang

For many of us, tango dancing is not a strict discipline. For instance, multiple teachers will introduce multiple ways to execute the same step. Two teachers may contradict each other, yet still both be correct. There is no universally agreed-upon method of instruction, and what works for one group of dancers won’t necessarily work for us.

Learning tango, and developing our own style can be like wandering through the woods without a map; we’ll have to find our own way instead of following a trail. Becoming a good dancer in an environment such as this requires a willingness to experiment, and to discover a bunch of ideas that won’t end up working.

But even without a “map,” we can successfully navigate the tango “wilderness” by indulging our curiosity. Add a strong dose of pure determination, and we’ll be on our way. Don’t panic if the journey gets messy. That’s just the way tango is sometimes.

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Podcast Episode 61 now online!

Hello Friends!

Episode 61 of Joe’s Tango Podcast is now online!

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My guest today has been dancing tango for well over two decades and he’s taught and performed all over the world. Having studied with a variety of different maestros and being familiar with many different styles of tango, today’s guest is known for focusing much of his teaching around perfecting one’s axis.

He’s originally from Australia, but is currently based in Poland.

Let’s meet Damian Thompson…

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PODCAST UPDATE (launching early!)

Hello everyone!

Just a quick update on the launch of my upcoming podcast. So far, the instructors, organizers, and musicians I’ve spoken to so far have been great! They’ve been sharing some thought-provoking insights, and I’ve got more interviews scheduled!

It’s my goal for this project to be a useful resource for tango students, and I think you’ll appreciate what the interviewees have to say. I’m really excited to be launching this thing soon!

I’m also excited to let you know that the podcast will be online a little earlier than expected. Originally I was aiming for a mid-September launch, but things have been coming together a little more quickly than anticipated. So, within the next few days, we’ll see the first 5 episodes available on iTunes.

I’ll definitely keep you updated on when that happens.

On another note, I’ll no longer be blogging at WordPress. Although all previous blog posts will still be accessible at WordPress, all future posts will appear at the Wisconsin Tango blog page.

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