Leading ladies

Recently I have had some interesting discussions with other women about women leading in tango. With a shortage of men at many tango classes - and this seems to be a big thing at the moment especially in Sydney - some women will volunteer to lead. I spoke to a tango teacher who told me that when men dance as a follower they learn more about leading - but that it doesn't work the other way round. So I asked a couple of men who have danced with women who like to lead and they say that it can cause problems for them as the woman is not as a good follower as she used to be!
One tanguera told me she didn't like dancing with women because the female lead is generally not strong. There's also the issue of big boobs - which can make it uncomfortable.  Of course if you dance like the women in the old French postcard on the left it wouldn't be a problem!
I have danced with women but would never choose to dance with a woman over a man - and I am sure many feel the same. Your thoughts please...
P.S. If you are a man looking to learn tango then we need YOU!! Check out the Tango Teachers Network on TangoAustralia for a school near you - or email me with a request for Tango schools near where you live and I'll let you know what I know about schools in your vicinity.


Anonymous said…
Angelina, there was something odd when posting my commet; you maybe have now got it twice or not at all.


PS remove this one please!
Hello Anonymous... I posted this because there was no other post... if you would like to post again I will remove this one as would love your feedback.
LeadingLady said…
Hej Angelina's Tango Blog!

My comment is maybe too long so I have posted it at my blog with a link to your posting.


I hope it is helpfull!
Happy dancing in the way you like most!
I feel quite good when i read this article. More power!
Anonymous said…
I can see much from the points of view you share. As a tanguer (purposely leaving out the "o" and the "a") I enjoy both sides of the dance and have as my favorite teachers the folks at tntango.com where you don't have to worry about the "imbalances" that plague many a tango class. Cheers & happy tandas to all.

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