6251  Waiting for a dance

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Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 07:24:19 +1100
From: "Vince Bagusauskas" <vytis@hotmail.com>
Subject: [Tango-L] Waiting for a dance
To: <tango-l@mit.edu>

Last week at one of the practicas I went to that had for once more or less
equal numbers of men/women. One lady who is a reasonable beginner asked me
this question in an exasperated voice:

"What do I have to do to get a dance around here?"

I was a bit stunned to realize that she was sitting out on that night.

Personally I normally only dance 3 songs with a lady at a practica,
especially if there are ladies waiting. If I dance longer, I feel the eyes
and pressure on me to change partners.






Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 12:49:19 -0800 (PST)
From: "Trini y Sean (PATangoS)" <patangos@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [Tango-L] Waiting for a dance

Is the practica a real practica or a milonga in disguise? If it's a practica, she's free to approach men to practice with her.

Trini de Pittsburgh

--- On Wed, 2/11/09, Vince Bagusauskas <vytis@hotmail.com> wrote:

> From: Vince Bagusauskas <vytis@hotmail.com>
> Subject: [Tango-L] Waiting for a dance
> To: tango-l@mit.edu
> Date: Wednesday, February 11, 2009, 3:24 PM
> Last week at one of the practicas I went to that had for
> once more or less
> equal numbers of men/women. One lady who is a reasonable
> beginner asked me
> this question in an exasperated voice:
>
> "What do I have to do to get a dance around
> here?"
>
> I was a bit stunned to realize that she was sitting out on
> that night.
>
> Personally I normally only dance 3 songs with a lady at a
> practica,
> especially if there are ladies waiting. If I dance longer,
> I feel the eyes
> and pressure on me to change partners.
>








Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 21:14:41 +0000
From: Jay Rabe <jayrabe@hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Tango-L] Waiting for a dance
To: "tango-l@mit.edu" <tango-l@mit.edu>


Here in Portland woman ask men to dance all the time, whether at milongas or practicas.

J



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Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 16:43:19 -0500
From: Sorin Varzaru <tango@bostonphotographs.com>
Subject: Re: [Tango-L] Waiting for a dance
<bc7e48270902111343p6e0b5dbdm26b0400e28545899@mail.gmail.com>

Well, asking for a dance is generally a good way to address that issue I
would think. As far as you "feeling the pressure", well, it your prerogative
to feel whatever you want and act according to your wishes. I dance with the
people I want to for as long as we both want to dance together. The only
exception to that it would be if I was hired to be a "taxi dancer". Assuming
I would take such a job that is.


"What do I have to do to get a dance around here?"

>
> Personally I normally only dance 3 songs with a lady at a practica,
> especially if there are ladies waiting. If I dance longer, I feel the eyes
> and pressure on me to change partners.
>



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