6147  I'm Blowing My Nose-Thank You

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Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2008 11:35:49 EST
From: DocDAS@aol.com
Subject: [Tango-L] I'm Blowing My Nose-Thank You
To: tango-L@mit.edu

Hola Tangueros:
I've been dancing tango for about 10 years and consider myself and
considered a very accomplished tanguero. "Oh yeah! I've heard that before." Well trust
me ( no the check is not in the mail) or come to Philadelphia and find out
for yourself. I thought I had heard all the excuses at milongas, outside of my
home town, where you are a stranger in a strange land, as to why a lady
turns you down for a dance. But the best ones came recently at a milonga in NYC
at Dance Studio 101 hosted by the infamous Jorge Torres.
The evening started great with a wonderful series of dances (more than one
tanda) with charming and talented Latino women. But then came the topic of
this E-mail some very unusual and actually humorous excuses. The first is really
'Saturday Night Live' material. I approached this lady sitting on the long
wooden bench that borders most of the studio and asked her to dance. I assure
you she wasn't blowing her nose at the time I made my request; but she then
turned to her handbag pulled out a tissue and simply said "I'm blowing my
nose." I was a little surprised; even as a physician, who is well aware of the
calls of nature, I wasn't sure if this was a 'No Thank You' or some secret
message used to communicate something else at Dance Studio 101. I wasn't
interested in anything other than dance so on to the next one.
I was now prepared for anything. A little later in the evening I
approached another women also sitting on the bench. When I approached her she
turned toward the large mirror behind the bench. Maybe she was checking out her
makeup, hair or whatever. Oh Silly me; when she turned back in my direction I
asked her for a dance. "No thank you", she said. "I'm stretching." I knew
immediately that my extensive knowledge of Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation
could have easy assisted her with her simple isotonic stretch and helped her
overall flexibility with some isometric maneuvers but once again I simply
wanted to dance Tango!!
I rethought my moves. Was it the bench, no impossible. I double checked
and my fly wasn't open either. A quick look in the mirror and everything
appeared to be in its proper place. Ah ha!! The 'cabaceo'!! No, I wasn't in
Buenos Aires. Breath freshener? No, never had that problem. A real conundrum for
sure.
I did have a few decent dances that evening but overall found this milonga
to be one of the more snobbish and at the same time ridiculous venues.Hope you
all enjoyed this little diatribe and please share with me some of your own
wondrous excuses.
Dr. Dan

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Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2008 00:35:13 +0100
From: "Peter Turowski" <tangopeter@gmx.de>
Subject: Re: [Tango-L] I'm Blowing My Nose-Thank You
To: <tango-L@mit.edu>

> I've been dancing tango for about 10 years and consider myself and
> considered a very accomplished tanguero.

1) Try to respect the traditional codes of a milonga,
wherever you want to dance Not only in BsAs.
2) Spend at least another 10 years to become a milonguero.
This may solve your problems
3) Change your email provider. Milongueros hate AOL...

SCNR
Peter

--
Peter Turowski
tangopeter@gmx.de
www.tangopeter.de





Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2008 18:48:12 +1100
From: "Vince Bagusauskas" <vytis@hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Tango-L] I'm Blowing My Nose-Thank You
To: <tango-L@mit.edu>

So every milonga has its own code?



>1) Try to respect the traditional codes of a milonga,

wherever you want to dance Not only in BsAs.






Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 00:22:27 +0900
From: Astrid <astrid@ruby.plala.or.jp>
Subject: Re: [Tango-L] I'm Blowing My Nose-Thank You
To: DocDAS@aol.com
Cc: tango-l@mit.edu


> I thought I had heard all the excuses at milongas, outside of my
> home town, where you are a stranger in a strange land, as to why a lady
> turns you down for a dance. But the best ones came recently at a milonga in NYC
> at Dance Studio 101 hosted by the infamous Jorge Torres.
>

You said it yourself. You are outside our home town, nobody knows you in
this milonga and moreover you think of their host as "the infamous Jorge
Torres". Why would you expect the women in there to love you? Maybe they
noticed how you think about their host that they are about to be fans
of, mayb your dance style is completely different from Jorge's and the
rest of them?
I personally love Jorge and think, he is one of the greatest dancers
around. He was one of the two people who inspired me to start learning
tango. He is not only thrilling to watch, he also feels wonderful to
dance with.





Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2008 08:08:48 -0800 (PST)
From: "Trini y Sean (PATangoS)" <patangos@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [Tango-L] I'm Blowing My Nose-Thank You
To: tango-L@mit.edu

The codes are really just basic instinct. For example, if you are walking down the street and want to avoid some icky person heading toward you in the opposite direction, you avoid eye contact. If the person looks okay, you may say nod, smile or offer a greeting as you pass.

Anyone know of a place where the opposite occurs? That you make eye contact with someone you want to avoid?

Trini de Pittsburgh


--- On Mon, 11/10/08, Vince Bagusauskas <vytis@hotmail.com> wrote:

> So every milonga has its own code?










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