Querido Buenos Aires, No voy a extrañar las veredas rotas, agua ensuciandome cada vez que camino en los restos de tus lagrimas de lluvia. Sé que es dificil decir adios, pero ¿tuviste que abrir los cielos e inundar las calles para mi último fin de semana? No estaba lista para encerrarme y observar la lluvia… Continue reading Una Despedida A Buenos Aires
Dear Buenos Aires, I won’t miss your broken tiles, water splashing up my legs as I walk in the afterglow of your rain tears. I know goodbyes are hard, but did you need to open the skies and drown your streets on my last weekend here? I wasn’t ready to move indoors and watch the… Continue reading A Goodbye Letter to Buenos Aires
What an adventure! My classes have almost all finished (just one more essay and a signature from my professor) and I have less than a month left in Buenos Aires. It’s hard to believe I’ve been here four months already, and I can never decide if the time flew by or if it feels like… Continue reading Approaching the End, Maybe?
Today was my last tango class! Crazy, isn’t it? The semester flew by, and I never quite realize that until I look at how many tango classes I’ve had. The professor started off by asking us as a class questions about the history of tango and specific tango facts… We’re all beyond thankful that he… Continue reading Tango- Lesson Thirteen
We moved Tango back to the classroom this week, giving presentations instead of dancing. We had a presentation about different variations of the dance, the health benefits of dancing tango, a famous tango singer, and my group presented about tango and gender. We were told to be creative, so we wrote a little kids’ book… Continue reading Tango- Lesson Twelve
We’re doing jumps and throws now! Just kidding, I’m not quite being tossed from one guy to the next doing gorgeous flips through the air as they toss me. But…. we did learn to incorporate one simple jump. It’s pretty simple, really. We start with the normal forward eight, but then the guy steps forward… Continue reading Tango-Lesson Eleven
We spent part of class learning a dance style similar to Tango called Milonga. The Milonga is more relaxed and much easier to pick up. As part of practice the entire class stood in a circle holding hands, and we spun around in a circle, stepping in a zig-zag pattern. Right leg diagonal forward, feet… Continue reading Tango- Lesson Ten