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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Excuses Excuses

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The Exhausted Follower: “I was free that evening, but I did not come to practica because no one I knew was planning to go.”

El Perro Milonguero: “May I suggest that you use a more creative excuse next time, please :):):). Or just be honest and tell us that you were too exhausted after work. Please, take care of yourself and come next time! :)”

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We have multiple jobs, busy schedules and it’s hard to make time for practicas. Do you make any excuses when you miss milongas or practicas?

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?

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?

 

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!