Tango Moves Me: A Parkinson Patient’s Road to Discovery

At 145 km/hr (90 miles/hr), Jean-Marc François rode his motorcycle along the motorway in Lyon, France, south of his home country, Belgium. At that speed, little is perceptible. There is the asphalt triangle to the horizon and the purr of the engine between his legs. On one particular ordinary day traveling on this familiar stretch … Continue reading Tango Moves Me: A Parkinson Patient’s Road to Discovery

How Followers Cabeceo at the Local Milongas in Buenos Aires

Probably the most frequently disputed topic on the tango web is the cabeceo. On Google, you'll find over 60,000 search results on the subject. On Facebook, this cartoon will make its rounds ever few months: Photo Credit: Véronique Paquette After living in Buenos Aires for the past 8 months, and attending local milongas weekly, I … Continue reading How Followers Cabeceo at the Local Milongas in Buenos Aires

Tango Spanish—5 Tips to Advance Your Spanish

Photo Credit: http://learn.ebrpl.com/languages/learn-spanish For extranjeros learning to speak Spanish, the quickest way to learn is to take as many tango classes, yoga classes, martial arts, pilates, and/or music classes in Spanish. In any class that connects the mind, body, and social environment, learners can observe how the same vocabulary is repeated in the many drills … Continue reading Tango Spanish—5 Tips to Advance Your Spanish

To Video or Not to Video? A Social Science Approach to Improving Your Tango

Photo Credit: https://medium.com/@elye.project/capture-picture-and-record-video-using-adb-5f4c582acb3c I don't know any social tango dancer who enjoys watching video recordings of her dancing. The main reason is that the camera doesn't lie. There it is! What every tango teacher has preached: Collect your Feet!Pivot More!Imagine your Legs Begin at the RibsRelaxDisassociate More!RelaxImagine you Have Magnets in your AnklesTake Bigger Steps!Imagine … Continue reading To Video or Not to Video? A Social Science Approach to Improving Your Tango