mercredi 28 octobre 2009

Etiquette 101 - Codigos

Inspired from a post by Mari: "Trying to show a new move at a milonga is one of the most obvious marks of very poor dance etiquette."

I agree!!! Could we all agree to quit doing THAT?

Last Sunday I actually got scared as my partner (whom I had never danced before) lead me into a very deep volcada and then attempted to drag me across the floor! I wish the horror on my face had been recorded. He did that twice! So he's now on my little black list of "leaders who have little regards for their partner and prefer to show off than experience something genuine."

I don't mind trying new things but you have to be en expert leader to have a follower do new things at a milonga. I can count on the fingers of one hand the men I have danced with who managed to make me go "Wow! I did not know I could do that!"

Has that ever happened to you?

2 commentaires:

  1. I have only a couple of partners who have led me in something so completely new that I was wowed by the experience. It's exciting - but sometimes it's exciting more in the "holy crap what are you doing!?" way instead of the, "wow, that was so lovely" way. It's especially frustrating to be led something like that and then be *chided* for not "getting it"!

    I'm so glad you liked my post and responded with your own experience - I can totally empathize. It happens at almost every single milonga. (sigh) We should get to have penalty flags for that sort of thing like in sports lol

  2. Tout à fait d'accord!

    I'm also in favor of trying new things, but let's face it, why go for the jugular right out of the door.
    Test the waters first and then go gradualy from there.