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
This morning I stumbled across an article about how parents can help their TCKs (Third Culture Kids) deal with the inevitable itch for change which develops in most kids who grow up between two or more cultures. If you know me or have followed my blog, you know that I fit into this TCK category.… Continue reading Comfortable
Tango is often laughter, moments of sliding too far and almost losing my balance, repeating the same movement five times and not knowing why sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. We’re adding in “ganchos” now, which are kicks as part of the dance. You can understand how easy it is for things to go… Continue reading Tango- Lesson Nine