It’s OK To…
Be overwhelmed. Tango could be the most difficult thing we ever attempt to learn.
Stumble a bit when our thinker is over-taxed.
Ask dumb questions. Others are probably wondering the same things.
Get frustrated when describing our passion to a non-Tangoid.
Seek perfection. It’s a nice fantasy.
Make up stuff that doesn’t work.
Nestle in the arms of someone we’ve never met.
Hit the wall when brain and brawn are exhausted.
Feel brilliant one minute and moronic the next.
It’s Not OK To…
Blame a partner, the floor, the weather for our missteps.
Critique partners to other partners.
Proclaim our preferences as “more authentic” “better” or “best.”
Assume beginners want a lesson on the floor.
Hum, whistle, chew, blow, or talk in our partner’s ear
Not dance with the partners who danced with us when we knew nothing.
Forget what it felt like to be a beginner.