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Argentine Tango virtual class with Miranda Lindelow: reverse ocho

Argentine Tango virtual class with Miranda Lindelow: reverse ocho

Argentine Tango virtual class with Miranda Lindelow: reverse ocho

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This is my response to “Discussion question” for my course: Aristotle’s Ethics. What do you think is the goal of life? How would you support your answer?

The goal of life is to be a good dancer.

Or whatever you choose to be, but to be good at it. Even more: to be the best you can be.
In any case, it is a matter of taste, and yes, we can argue about it, but you are what your taste makes you like. You can change your taste, changing yourself as a consequence. It is a slow process, requiring a great amount of patience, but if you happen to be unhappy with yourself, having a strong will to change for better, will do the job.
 
Of course, you may lack the will, the stamina, and since our civilization values comfort, user friendly interfaces, customer satisfaction and instant gratification, it will provide an extensive list of reasons why you should remain the way you are, even if you do not fully like yourself, letting you rest assured in this feeling, allowing you to talk and talk about how you would like things to be different, but keeping you in that chatty inaction.
 
A dancer, a true dancer (and, again, this is a matter of taste), is made of a continual reshaping of habits, endless strengthening, advancing “step by step” (metaphorically and literally) in his/her transformations, carefully demanding from himself/herself the maintenance of a conscious awareness of the totality of existence, where no aspect of life is neglected, neither duty nor joy.

The serious devotion of a dancer to his/her art, not devoid of gaiety and fun, provides him/her with such sense of plenitude, that it makes any other non-essential activity seem like a procrastination of the dance.

Does all of this look like egocentric solipsism? A good dancer is as humble as he/she is proud, extremely respectful and caring. You can see it in everything a dancer does. A dancer thrives only in community.

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Argentine Tango virtual class: warming up exercises

Argentine Tango virtual class: warming up exercises

Argentine Tango virtual class: warming up exercises

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I give you a clue that may help you to understand Tango better: Tango is close to you. 

You may have missed it in the lyrics. They always talk about things that are familiar, things that sometimes we miss very much because they are so close to our emotions that become strongly present even in their absence. It is the neighborhood were you grow up, it is your close relationships with relatives and friends, your loved ones, those familiar things and tasks of every day, even when they are in a distant past. They are part of you forever. They are embracing you. 

There is also an opposite idea of what Tango may be: it is the belief that Tango is something that happens far away, in a place from which we are excluded. For instance: a stage, a space that you are not allowed in, a scenography of unreality, flashy lights that leave you in the shadows, a fancy wardrobe that you’ll never wear, a script that cannot be interrupted, all things from which you must remain outside and quiet. 

Which one is Tango for you? 


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Argentine Tango class: chair exercise variation

How to practice and improve your Tango: chair exercises

How to practice and improve your Tango: chair exercises

What is what makes you good as a dancer?

To dance Tango well it is very important to be able to dance well by yourself before engaging in the dialog with a partner that dancing Tango requires.
A great and handy prop for your training is a chair.
Here you will find a variety of chair exercises which will help you greatly to improve your dance.

1-This exercise is very important to your Tango training. There you have all possible movements of Tango: forward step, backward step, forward and backward pivots, isolation of the torso, counter body movement, and turns.

2-Practicing by yourself is essential to your Tango. One of the most complete exercises is the chair exercise. Practice this exercise often. You will achieve great improvement of your dance.

3-Practice with a chair. It is a wonderful way of improving your Tango.

4-Here is another variation of the chair exercise. Master it and you’ll master Tango.

5-Another wonderful approach to conditioning your dance is the chair exercise. Here we propose you this new variation.

6-With no more than a chair you can do so much good for your Tango!

7-Keep practicing. Use a chair at home. Do these exercises.

8-Practice with the aid of a chair. It is a wonderful way to improve your Tango.

9-Practice with a chair. Believe us: your Tango will get better!

10-Observe, listen, exercise and practice. You will become a great dancer!

11-Learn these elements and when you become able to put them together, you’ll dance!

12-For everything that has value, working is the means of obtaining results. Observe with careful attention, learn, practice and thus you will become a good dancer.

13-Our life is defined in our habits, and our habits originate in our emotions. What do you care about? I like to drive my emotions towards producing a life that is worth living because is beautiful. Argentine Tango is to make your life a work of art. 

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Marcelo Solis answers what is Argentine Tango. He is an expert.

How to dance Argentine Tango

An introduction to the most important details

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Anibal Troilo and his orchestra | Argentine Tango music to learn to dance

Argentine Tango music

Music to learn to dance

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History of Argentine Tango: El Cachafaz and Carmencita Calderon at Tango (Movie 1933)

History of Argentine Tango

Tango is a culture

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Argentine Tango dancing with Miranda

Argentine Tango dancing with Miranda at our virtual class broadcasted from San Francisco

Argentine Tango dancing with Miranda at our virtual class

Argentine Tango dancing with Miranda at our virtual class

Argentine Tango dancing with Miranda at our virtual class

You are amazing!!!

We want to personally thank all of you from me and Miranda for your presence and support throughout this time.

It has proven without a doubt what Tango means to you, making us feel meaningful and rewarded in our dedication to this passion that brought us together.

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