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Should we bop more in pubs to improve our tango?

from Mark Pierce
Well, a very strange thing has happened.......

I just had a 4 month break from Tango, and had lots of fun bopping, alone, free-style to live bands in pubs - 70's, 80's, Soul, Motown, R&B etc

For my first three years at Tango, I concentrated on learning moves. When I'd figured out how to do the move, I'd then try to do it "to the music" (because I SHOULD!)

Back at Tango, last week, I found myself, spontaneously WANTING to dance "to the music", and, more or less, "to hell with the moves"...

I think this is a great, and totally spontaneous, shift, thanks to the "pub" experience. But will I be able to maintain it, in the "charged" atmosphere of expectations on the Tango floor?

Stuart Tango
If anyone goes to Buenos Aires, this is what you learn that number one is dancing with the music and enjoying it. Over there they say, know 1 or 2 moves but know them well and with the music. Less is more sometime Bruce lee said “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who had practiced one kick 10,000 times.”

Carl Goddard The neuronal connections associated with music and dance are located in some of the deepest parts of the brain, seen in action when we spontaneously begin to tap our feet to some rhythmic music. Can we say then, that 'dancing to the beat' is human nature, primal and tribal? "May the pub band be with you"