Your First Dance - Putting it Together

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  • Congratulations. You now have more than enough for your first tango dance.
  • Be kind to yourself. Have fun. Keep dancing.
Artist Name:
Anibal Troilo
Song Title:
El Irresistible
Album Title:
A Fuego Lento

Anibal Troilo had a somewhat more lyrical style, and is of the "Golden Age" of tango music ( mid 1930s to mid 1950s). One of the more common people to hear played in Milongas.

00:04
Putting it all together.
00:41
And if I start describing what we're doing,
for example;
00:44
I'm walking side, a weight shift,
a weight shift, back.
00:50
Now I'm going to go into front ochos.
00:59
I do a Tango close, the last half of the basic,
forward, side, I weight change.
01:03
And I go back and here is the basic.
01:08
And it really makes a very full
and varied dance.
01:12
Oh and I forgot to say, we were going to say this,
but for the guys
01:15
I know that there is this sort of
horrible anxiety.
01:19
And ladies know the guys have
this horrible anxiety.
01:22
It really is the case.
01:23
And they'll go on the floor and they'll be like.
01:26
"I have to ask her to dance.
I have to ask - "
01:28
And you know, he'll make himself ask her to dance
after suffering for a few songs.
01:31
He'll finally ask you to dance.
01:36
D: "Would you like to dance?"
N: "Yes"
01:37
"Oh"
01:38
Because she was sitting there,
hoping somebody would ask her to dance.
01:41
And you get out on the floor
and then you're like, "Oh crap."
01:45
And it's really what happens.
01:46
So I want you to think, that if you just stay here
and you change your weight,
01:49
And you make it real and meaningful,
that it would give you time to think.
01:54
Because you're like this.
You're like -
01:56
But if you do that and freeze,
it won't look so good.
02:00
But if instead you're here changing weight
and you're looking sexy and connected.
02:05
You'd say, "I have no idea what I am doing.
But don't I look good being completely confused."
02:12
"What can I do? I don't know.
I'll do the basic."
02:25
"Whoo, I made it. Uh oh, it happened again.
I don't know what to do."
02:29
But that's okay as long as you stay here
and you keep going,
02:34
And you’re like "Oh I can go back, side."
02:35
It'll work. It's really that simple.
So guys just don't stop.
02:39
Don't stop and you'll be fine.
02:40
Stay in this sort of long, engaged posture,
stay connected and it'll work out.