When Things Don’t Add Up

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New Leader: “It’s my first time at this milonga! I’d love to dance with all of those amazing followers!”

Amazing Followers: “NONE of us will dance with you until we see you on the dance floor…|

El Perro Milonguero: “….. something DOES NOT ADD UP here….”

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Any ideas how to fix this situation?

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The “I Just Got Here Argument”

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El Perro has seen many things at milongas, but he was never able to figure out this one…:

Newly Arrived Follower: “I have just arrived to this milonga. Therefore, I will refuse any dance invitations…

…………. Any Leader:”Would you like to dance?”

–>Newly Arrived Follower Follower: “No. I just got here.”………

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Can anyone try to explain the reasons behind this one? El Perro Milonguero is a little lost 🙂

Comfort Zone

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Stubborn Leader: “I will only dance with the three followers I am used to dancing with”

El Perro Milonguero: “You will learn to accommodate to their mistakes and won’t develop your leading skills further. Make a point of dancing with at least one new follower att every milonga.”

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Do you make a point of dancing with someone new each time? If not, why?

 

No ‘Levels’

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Conservative leader: “All the followers here are below my level. I am going to just sit here with a grumpy face for the entire milonga.”

El Perro Milonguero: “Tango is NOT a video game. There are no ‘levels’. Please, smile and challenge yourself to dance with someone who has just started learning :).

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Have you ever felt grumpy at a milonga? What did you do to improve your mood?

Put Your Skills to Use!

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Indecisive Follower: “El Perro, how do I determine if I should agree to dance with a leader who invited me?”

El Perro Milonguero: “Are you at a milonga?”

Indecisive Follower: “Yes.”

El Perro Molonguero: “Are you in pain or not feeling well?”

Indecisive Follower: “No.”

El Perro Milonguero: “Then you should dance and PUT YOUR SKILLS TO USE! :)”

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Do you have any criteria by which you determine who to dance with or when to dance?

 

Your Mood – Your Choice

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Sad Follower: “That unskilled leader ruined my mood for the rest of the week.”

El Perro Milonguero: “YOU are the ONLY person who is in charge of YOUR mood… I am so sorry you chose to be in a bad mood this week. 😦 Have a cup of tea and come to our table!!! :):):)”

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Have you ever left milonga in a bad mood? Why? What could be done to improve your mood?