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A Tango Poem

They step cautiously Bent and soft They ease but make effort Always pulling forward Quietly with humility. Cautious Uncertain flowing Just a walk in the park Feeling heavy Giving the best

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All the Vulnerable Bits

“Connection is why we do what we do” This is true for social workers, tango dancers, and super heroes alike. With that realization I feel as if a I have a bit of a headstart being a tango dancer, since … Continue reading

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My Perfect Tango Playlist

Borges y Paraguay – Bajofondo I chose this song because it’s a tango song and it is modern. Dancers will like it because it’s new not same old traditional. This song makes you feel like a tango dancer because it … Continue reading

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(Milonga) Choreography and Prisoners of the Tango

Dancing to milonga (up-tempo) music is scary; when you hear it sing through the speakers, the floor clears: it’s fast, it’s pattern-reliant (for newbies like me), and it reveals your tango-technique’s inadequacies (more anticipation from followers & more arm-leading from … Continue reading

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The Embrace

Dreaded, beautiful, supportive: The foundation for the art we create. A globe of warmth, a springboard for freedom diving into the unknown of The embrace— To share, trepidation; vulnerable desire. To insist, tolerance; unwanted desires, Unwanted hands seeking to feel … Continue reading

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Attitude of Gratitude

I love the old-book smell that greets me upon entry. I love the way the door and steps sing, announcing an arrival. I love how the floor creaks when first in the ballroom. And I love the ominous vastness of … Continue reading

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Friendships At Work

Themes which stuck out to me most were those of Emotional Contagion, Transparency, and being negative with negative people. In recent months, I have experienced a couple of emotional breakdowns at a workplace. Well-intentioned co-workers invited me to leave early, … Continue reading

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