6166  The Milonga solution

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Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2008 07:49:21 -0800 (PST)
From: Mario <sopelote@yahoo.com>
Subject: [Tango-L] The Milonga solution
To: tango-l@mit.edu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5VTQb7nc9c
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This couple's Milonga dance is a breath of fresh aire and very instructional
to the up-tight and can't-get-it-right Tango dancers who usually sit out this song.
First of all; all steps are in Parallel footing and there is never a doubt about what
is happening for either partner. Secondly; 90% of the steps are done outside position.
This way we have outside parallel stepping and no body gets their foot stepped on...
(just in case that is what the non-Milonga dancers worry about all the time)
The third ingrediant is the ability to dance..not just move from one pose to another.
Or better put; a sense of rhythm ..one that effects the whole body and not just the mine.
Anyway, check this video out and try imitating it at home, it's safe!
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5VTQb7nc9c







Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2008 18:28:18 -0500
From: "Michael" <tangomaniac@cavtel.net>
Subject: Re: [Tango-L] The Milonga solution
To: <sopelote@yahoo.com>, <tango-l@mit.edu>

Mario:
Did you realize the man's left hand didn't "stir the pot" like the last video you showed. Nobody's foot should get stepped on in milonga so there's no reason for the man to step outside to prevent something that shouldn't happen anyway.

Michael
I'd rather be dancing Argentine Tango
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Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2008 10:49 AM
Subject: [Tango-L] The Milonga solution


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5VTQb7nc9c

This couple's Milonga dance is a breath of fresh aire and very instructional
to the up-tight and can't-get-it-right Tango dancers who usually sit out this song.
First of all; all steps are in Parallel footing and there is never a doubt about what
is happening for either partner. Secondly; 90% of the steps are done outside position.
This way we have outside parallel stepping and no body gets their foot stepped on...
(just in case that is what the non-Milonga dancers worry about all the time)
The third ingrediant is the ability to dance..not just move from one pose to another.
Or better put; a sense of rhythm ..one that effects the whole body and not just the mine.
Anyway, check this video out and try imitating it at home, it's safe!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5VTQb7nc9c









Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2008 19:38:02 +0900
From: Astrid <astrid@ruby.plala.or.jp>
Subject: Re: [Tango-L] The Milonga solution
To: Michael <tangomaniac@cavtel.net>
Cc: tango-l@mit.edu

Michael wrote:

> Mario:
> Did you realize the man's left hand didn't "stir the pot" like the last video you showed. Nobody's foot should get stepped on in milonga so there's no reason for the man to step outside to prevent something that shouldn't happen anyway.
>
> Mario had written:
> First of all; all steps are in Parallel footing and there is never a doubt about what
> is happening for either partner. Secondly; 90% of the steps are done outside position.
> This way we have outside parallel stepping and no body gets their foot stepped on...
> (just in case that is what the non-Milonga dancers worry about all the time)
>

LOL, I agree, Michael. However, I am afraid that now you may have
spoiled Mario's delight in having found a solution how not to keep
stepping on his partner's feet. Nope, walking in the outside parallel
position at all times is not how this is corrected. ; ) It may help to
take classes occasionally and learn more about connection and leading,
something that remains fairly invisible in youtube videos...

grin
Astrid








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