Sunday, March 18, 2012

Testimonial from Rogerio, a tanguero native from Brazil

Rogerio's coment after a tango party

"Amazing... I started to go to practicas (slowly... from time-to-time) one year ago (March 2011) on Sundays afternoons. I had to say that I was pretty scared... and pretty clumsy :).

Tango is tough for beginners... mainly for guys... if you are a guy... you are really in the "bottom of the food chain" in Tango :)

It takes a lot of guts...

But now... in spite of the fact that I know that there is still a steep learning curve ahead of me... I am not intimidated anymore. It is something natural for me to go and ask a lady to dance Tango with me. I hope you understand how (good) it feels.

Even yesterday... where basically all the dancers had high level (really impressive)... I knew that I was probably the "least experienced tanguero" on the dance floor, however, I did know that I was "good enough" to dance with the ladies over there."

Every student/dancer has a learning process which could be long and tedious, but the satisfaction of achieving the desire result (to have fun dancing) is inmense.

For those of you who do not have instant results right away, do not give up, keep on trying... do not feel bad repeating the same level once or twice, as long as the learning process is fun, then there is no rush. Many professional dancers practice their basic movements over and over again. There is always much more to learn, but lets make sure that we feel confortable with what we know before moving to the next stage.

And never stop dancing!

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