Today’s #Tango Thought 038:
Tango is a spectrum of ideas.
Some of those ideas are desirable, some of them are not.
Note the words, 'desirable' and 'not desirable'.
Not 'Right' & 'Wrong'.
Why ? Because there are no 'Standards & Practices' in Tango, therefore 'Right'/'Wrong' are subjective, which are based on your teacher's point of view.
The fact is that all the ideas are valid as they're continuation towards a better construct. Tango is the unending onion. There is no 'there' there. There is no place to reach for and you're done, and now you understand tango. No. There is only knowledge of what came before, where you are today, and where you will be tomorrow. There is only less than desirable yesterday, somewhat less than desirable today, and and a lot less than desirable tomorrow. Your ideas change with time, patience, practice, usage, perspective, and the filter of who you were trained by and their ideas of desirable and less than desirable. This can inhibit you, and it can release you. Sadly, most of the time it is inhibiting and limiting because we want to be right, we want there to be a right and wrong, we want there to be an end point.
However, the truly honest student/teacher/dancer notes that there is no end to this stuff, only the continuation of an idea that morphs into the next, and so on, and so on, and so on.... The only constant is change. You must be patient and roll with the changes. Calmness is your greatest weapon on this journey. That and recognizing that you're still going to suck for a very long time. However, each day that you practice, that you immerse yourself in the process, you will suck a little bit less, grow a little more, become more facile with the work. Breathe, screw up, start again, improve, suck less, fall apart, start again, breathe....#SocialTango #SocialDance #ArgentineTango #TangoDancing