April 23, 2019

There are many feelings to be had when you dance (I am speaking to leads here but welcome all readers). The many different feelings send a lead down different paths. 

A short digression: Feelings are different from thoughts, even though people constantly mix them up. Fe...

March 25, 2019

It was Brigitte Winkler, tango teacher extraordinaire, who many years ago first talked to me about tango bones. It's an important idea, something to understand as you develop as a dancer.

There are a many elements in play that affect your development as a dancer: your a...

October 1, 2018

(AUTHOR'S NOTE: Questlove is not a tango DJ; he's just cool)

At Tango Northside, the music we play in our classes, at our practicas, and at our milongas is very important to our mission. Michael is the DJ for our milongas most of the time, but occasionally we will invit...

August 20, 2018

. . if you want to be a good tango dancer, that is. There is no other way to do it. If there are three parts to becoming a good dancer, and practicing is one of them, the first part is to learn from someone who knows, and the third part is to go out to a milonga to dan...

July 12, 2018

Milonguero: a person who loves to dance to tango music and who frequents milongas (social tango dance environments) over many years.

In the beginning, when you are first exposed to tango, you do not yet have the vision, experience, and feelings to appreciate of the insi...

July 7, 2018

These days we have lost the clarity around the difference between a practica and a milonga. This is true here in the United States and it is also true in Buenos Aires. Not uncommonly what is called a practica is really an informal milonga. So it is confusing. But a tan...

June 22, 2018

The teaching of Argentine Tango usually follows a curriculum that is sequential: Tango 1, Tango 2, Tango 3, etc, where each class series is prerequisite for the next. As the student progresses, at a certain point she completes her tango foundation. After this, the subj...