Published August 4th 2016Author: Chris Last time I wrote a blog trying to highlight issues arising from peoples attitudes surrounding “traditional” tango music and if this is limiting the appeal of the dance. This time around I’m going to try and look at this same issue from the other side. I’m going to explore whyContinue reading “Are Dancers Attitudes to Nuevo/Alternative Music Limiting Tango?”
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So, what are the different types of Shoe?
Published July 25th 2016Author: Alison So you’ve decided to buy some shoes but there are SO many different styles, what are they all for and what should I buy? Latin Shoes– Good for Everything! £40-£80 Latin shoes are the most versatile dance shoes you can buy. They can be used for Latin, Ballroom, Salsa, SwingContinue reading “So, what are the different types of Shoe?”
Are Dancers Attitudes to Traditional Music Limiting Tango?
Published July 21st 2016Author: Chris I have a number of problems with “traditional” or “golden-age” music. The first issue I have is the terminology used, the second is the way people talk about and try to justify the music and the third is I think it puts off younger generations sticking with tango. I shouldContinue reading “Are Dancers Attitudes to Traditional Music Limiting Tango?”
Shoes, Shoes, Shoes!
Published July 18th 2016Author: Alison I get a lot of questions about dance shoes. What should I buy? Where can I buy them? Where did you get yours? Do they really cost THAT much?! How do I look after them? So hopefully this series of Blogs can help in your quest to find the perfectContinue reading “Shoes, Shoes, Shoes!”
Are drills becoming part of the dance?
Published July 11th 2016Author: Chris In my last blog post I highlighted the issue of the modern trend in tango posture. This time I’m going to put forward my theory of why this trend has occurred and discuss the effects on other areas of the dance. Last time I stated that the tango posture hasContinue reading “Are drills becoming part of the dance?”
Thoughts on Posture
Published July 7th 2016Author: Chris The first thing that everyone should learn when they first go to a Tango class is posture. Posture is important to Tango as there is often chest to chest connection and the lead mostly originates from this contact. Therefore normal posture must be adapted to become the “tango posture”. InContinue reading “Thoughts on Posture”