Class Etiquette

This is the Sueno Tip of the week from May 13, 2013. Over the years I have consistently observed that the many tango students are tempted to try to “correct” their partners’ dancing during a class. Perhaps this is related to the close connection of tango, but I find it unproductive.

Tango Tip of the week: Classes are for improving your own dancing. It is not appropriate to give unsolicited advice to your classmates, regardless of your level and experience (discussions are OK -if initiated by your partner). Guys: Ask yourself what you can do with your body to convey your intentions to your partner, especially if a figure does not work. Ladies, ask yourself what you can do to protect your own balance and to understand your partner’s intention, even if he is not doing the figure cleanly!

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