Showing posts from January 15, 2012

Giving instruction on the milonga floor

This has always been an issue as there seem to be some who think it is okay to instruct on a milonga floor, rather than reserving it for a practica or a private lesson. Recently I have seen this happen openly and covertly. When it is done openly it can disrupt the dance floor - and upset the vibe as well as the other dancers. When it is done 'undercover' as it were, it can also disrupt things - as I also saw recently where a dancer was obviously obliged to dance with the one person (I presume they were being paid) and was instructing their partner on the floor. Practising moves off the dance floor - in a corner of the room for example is fine, but practising and/or instructing on the floor is not good manners. I am surprised that some think it is okay - just as I am surprised to hear one teacher touting for business at another teacher's milonga! I accept that tango is a legitimate business for many teachers - and organisers - but I don't accept that it is okay to use o