I think you communicate very clearly in your posts, even if I have different opinions on some things.
As you both lead and follow, you're...
Do you think he meant it simply as a drill, or do you think he was claiming that's how followers are supposed to dance in general?
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Hmm... I don't think I've ever had this happen.
Agreed. Dancing to the melody is one of several possibilities.
Apparently someone more knowledgeable than me.
I'm curious, how to you know when he wants you to do this move that can't be led?
FWIW, it's not just leaders who provide unsolicited advise. I received some from a follower at practica, maybe a month or so ago. She explained...
Is it possible that the technique some of them use is very good for the social dance, and only poor for performing?
I actually think high self esteem is rather over rated. Pretty much every jerk I ever met had high self esteem.
Yes, it certainly does. Fortunately, I wasn't devastated by it. Otherwise, the world would have been deprived of another mediocre dancer.
OK, my error. I was incorrectly thinking you still wanted feedback, (based on the OP). My intent was not to offend you. I won't comment further...
Very true. A lot that is said about musicality is little more than someone's opinion/preference on how it should be done.
OK, that changes a few things. To me, the social dance and a performance are somewhat different breeds.
The way I've mostly looked at it (not...
Tom, you look good. I like your walk and your posture. I don't have the problem with your musicality that some others did. Your partner isn't...
While I know it can be danced to, it simply doesn't bring out any desire in me to dance tango to it.
Some songs really inspire me to dance,...
I wouldn't think tango for it, either. If anything, it has more of a milonga emotion to it, than tango.
I'm not above playing some alternative...
Agreed, as I got satisfaction within a month or so into the dance.
Now as for whether my partners did . . .
Trust me, it's possible.
I aspire for both myself and the follower to be on the beat.
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