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Leader. The word ‘Leader’ in Argentine Tango is used to describe the action, activity, AND the person that initiates. Tango Topics views this as an unclear, and inaccurate descriptor.

In Tango Topics vernacular we use this term very infrequently as it is exceptionally confusing whether the user could mean the Person, the Action, or the Activity. It is for this reason that we use Upper case and Lower case forms of the word to delineate and separate the Person, from the Action from the Activity.

You’ll see this word sometimes written as Lead/er which denotes the one who initiates but does not suggest. They insist or force. Because a lot of the people in the role of the one who initiates, they tend to use their arms and hands to direct their Followers, and this is not suggestion, it is force or pushing and pulling.

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