Phenomenal Memory


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!”


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


Wasted Talent


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!”


Have you ever found yourself overthinking everything at a milonga?

The “I Just Got Here Argument”


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.”………


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

Comfort Zone


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.”


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


No ‘Levels’


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 :).


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

Your Mood – Your Choice


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!!! :):):)”


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

Bursting the Bubble


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.”


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!