Phenomenal Memory

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Leader Who Remembers Everything: “That follower refused to dance with me 65 years ago. I will NEVER attempt to ask her to dance again!!!”

El Perro Milonguero: “WOW! I wish all of us wщгдв keep such sharp memory at THAT age!”

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Have you ever gave up on asking someone to dance just because they refused once? Any reasons why?

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Wasted Talent

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The Forensically Talented Follower: “So… I will try to dance with that leader while his girlfriend is sitting out a tanda, and then she’ll thing that ….. …. …. , and he’ll think that ….. ….. ….., and the rest of the people will think that …. …. ….”

El Perro Milonguero: “WOW! These derivations rather belong to a forensics department! Please relax and enjoy the dance!”

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Have you ever found yourself overthinking everything at a milonga?

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?

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?

Bursting the Bubble

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Shy Leader: “I’m scared that if I make a mistake everyone will notice.”

El Perro Milonguero: “I hate to break your bubble, buddy, but look at this crowded dance floor. No one will notice and no one will care.”

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Do you ever worry about making mistakes on the dance floor? Do you care? How do you overcome your anxiety? Share your thoughts and El Perro would love to help put!