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Festival under Emotions

After big festivals I am confronted once again with the peculiarities of human emotion and the beauty that makes us human.

In the US and in certain cities where dancing is not as frequent as every day, a festival is an opportunity to dance all weekend long. Or at least this is House Milongathe hope for both men and women. For those who have been dancing for many years it is a chance to reconnect with old tango “friends” and dance a few tandas with our favorite dancers who live somewhere else on the planet!

As a teacher, time and time again, students share with me their experiences, both great and not so great. It is amazing that this dance has the ability to make us feel both so happy and sometimes so sad or even angry.

I, myself, have been known to sing made up tango songs with lyrics such as, “oh tango, how you have betrayed me”, half jokingly, of course.

I reflect often on the milongas in Buenos Aires and how it would be if, like many milongas there, it would feel more like a night out for us, too. You tell your friends to meet and you sit at a table together, you converse, you order drinks, you laugh together, you share your Friday night together and dancing is just a part of it. Versus, tonight I am getting dressed up to go dance and if I do not dance I will be upset.

I wonder if sometimes, in our longing for connection, that we project our needs onto unknowing victims.
I have to remember my own advice, my axis is mine, my stuff is mine both energetically and physically. Why would I dump that onto someone who does not know me? Someone who has not earned my trust or my affections?

No matter how many lessons you have taken, how many years you have been dancing, no one owes you anything.

“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” Buddha

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Happy New Year!

I can’t believe 2010 is just about over.  It has been a fantastic year for me. I’ve met some fantastic people and have taught some amazing people tango this year.  My students give me a tremendous amount of joy  – thank you!

I look forward to 2011 in so many ways and so should you!

1) 3 TANGO TOURS TO CHOOSE FROM!
We will be offering 3 tours this coming year for tango lovers.  The Mendoza – Vino y Tango tour: 5 days in Mendoza Argentina exploring wine country.  The 10-day Cultural Immersion Tour – 10 days in Buenos Aires and the 8-day Tango Tour de Lujo. Each with a different pocketbook and objective in mind.

2) BORGIALLI TANGO SHOES ON THE ROAD!
Rommel Oramas and I will be taking the Soy Porteno practice sneakers on the road this year.  We will be visiting several festivals across the country and we are looking forward to bringing some comfort to your feet!  We will also be unveiling the Borgialli Tango Shoe website with shopping and logo.  VERY EXCITING!

3) MORE CLASSES!
Besides my classes at Scottsdale Community College and ASU this semester, I will be teaching my FUNDAMENTALS CLASSES in January.  ALSO, Fridays January 21, 28 and February 4th Rommel Oramas and I will be teaching ADVANCED CONNECTIONS WORKSHOPS at the Art of Dance in Scottsdale.
I will also be teaching in Jerome, Arizona in February!

4) ASU TANGO FESTIVAL APRIL 1, 2, 3
I am really excited for this festival. Not just because it is on my home turf! or is being hosted by my students or because I will be teaching at it! but MOST IMPORTANTLY the selection of teachers are some of the best teachers in the US (Canada)!  This will truly be a learning and sharing weekend.  Please join us…  Housing hosts and group rates available. 

Happy NEW YEAR!  May all you wish be fulfilled!

 

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