Monday, May 24, 2010


Tango starts and begins as you feel the passion.  It calls you.  Once you start there is no end. You have to be willing to give up your notion of control and power.  There is no way to Tango if you think you have control.  You must yield to your partner.  You must go where they lead. You must surrender.  I am a modern thinking woman. The idea of surrendering is at best difficult...almost near impossible. 

Yet I have danced the Tango.  It does not care about my philosophical views, hang-ups, politics, feminist stance.  You have to surrender and allow your partner to lead, guide and direct.  Why? Why dance this dance that requires so much of giving up your control as a woman?  Because the passion is the fuel of life.  Because I am learning who I am.  I am learning that partnership is vital and necessary.  I was not meant to live alone. Tango is my metaphor for my life right now.  Learn to live in partnership!  Learn TO LIVE IN PARTNERSHIP BUT NOT IN STRUGGLE. Tango is about moving as one, with grace and rhythm and passion. This is what I want in my life. So I am going back to Tango. To learn. To accept passion. To love.

Here is my teacher dancing the Argentine Tango.  See what I mean...


Kay C, The Quiet Storm said...

Hey Sis,

I've watched that clip before, had no idea that was your instructor! Yes, learning to surrender is the most difficult part of partner dancing for women. But when you get's a beautiful thing ;)


SLC said...

My wife and I took rumba lessons a couple of years ago. I learned a lot about myself, my life, and my relationships. Although we stopped going right before cha cha started, I hope we return soon. I still have a lot of growing left.

Thanks for sharing. I really needed this lesson today.


Moanerplicity said...

Maybe I'm a tad delusional, or maybe I lived in the slums of Argentina in a previous life, but methinks the Tango is a good fit for me. Always felt like that was MY dance. I relate to the sexy, swaggering mysterious nature of it. And this video only intrigue me even more.

Yeaaaah. There's mad swag in those moves. I hope you are seriously cuttin' a rug and KILLIN it, MaMa!

Snatch JOY!