6141  What NOT to do when the floor is tight


Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2008 14:58:50 -0600
From: "Tango Society of Central Illinois" <tango.society@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Tango-L] What NOT to do when the floor is tight
To: tango-L@mit.edu

On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 8:45 AM, Martin Waxman <martin@waxman.net> wrote:

> Dancing on a baldosa (floor tile).
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJcvrw7Nic8
> Marty

Dancing on a floor tile - Yes.

What to do when the floor is tight - Not exactly


- The movements should progress forward along the line of dance in a
tight radius, not remain in one place.

- There were a couple of blind back steps against the line of dance.

- The woman should keep her feet on the floor to avoid kicking other
dancers. (What is it with all this kicking?)

Also, on crowded floors in the milongas of Buenos Aires, you may
actually need to dance in about half the space they used, so even
smaller steps.

I know Alex knows this. His demo may have had another purpose.


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