Monthly Archives: April 2012

… “just walking” in front of one another suddenly yields some really funky movement

In tango, I’ve noticed that the exercise of “just walking” in front of one another suddenly yields some really funky movement. Like, duck walks and minor spasms and quite hilarious overreaching steps or incredibly tiny ones. We walk everyday. Each … Continue reading

Posted in Bridget's Journal | Leave a comment

“You have to be ok if I leave.”

My mom is the best mother in the whole wide world. I do not exaggerate. She’s kind of flippin’ awesome. And  one of the many life lessons she has taught me is that I do not NEED a man to … Continue reading

Posted in Bridget's Journal | Leave a comment

This element of surprise is key to learning.

This week I learned that tango is riddled with ambivalence. The fear and excitement of improvisation. The terrifying and enticing feelings about doing something new and/or meeting someone new. I think this is why they say that tango is a … Continue reading

Posted in Bridget's Journal | Leave a comment

I can do the molinete.

I was taught Molinetes in three separate tango classes this week. Two of the them were  taught by the same instructor but the students in the classes were from different communities (one was solely comprised of college students, the other … Continue reading

Posted in Bridget's Journal | Leave a comment