Video Angst

Video Angst

Here is a story that many of you will know only too well: Student X For several months, Student X has been pulling out all the stops to improve his tango. He’s been dancing just about everywhere: classes, milongas, practicas, his kitchen… (not to mention the lift, the...
Continuing Your Journey

Continuing Your Journey

On beach holidays as a child I would stand at the edge of the sea and watch as the tide washed out around my feet. I loved the feeling of moving backwards when I was actually standing still. Tango they say is a discipline that you can investigate for the rest of your...
Birdhouse in their Soul

Birdhouse in their Soul

A new series of Strictly Come Dancing is due to start on the BBC tonight. And no doubt this year, as in previous years, the programme will serve up its own particular version of Argentine tango. And there will be – as there always are – tango aficionados...
Feeling Rusty?

Feeling Rusty?

It’s that time of year again. After the excesses of the festive period, there’ll be many of you out there thinking of putting on your tango shoes again and seeing how your first few steps feel. Maybe a little wobbly? We have only given two classes so far this year and...
Find your “Onda”

Find your “Onda”

Yesterday in our Milonga Workshop, I was working with a group of three followers. Together we worked on a combination of milonga steps: back, change, forward, extend, repaeat. Nothing too complex! Once they were comfortable – first with the movements and then...
Finding Your Expression

Finding Your Expression

A gorgeous video popped up on my Facebook News Feed this morning and it got me thinking. You’re probably wondering what does a video of three little girls dancing to Aretha Franklin have to do with tango? Well, then you should know that we tango dancers can find a...