I've been dancing tango now for around 10 months, but I don't understand some stuff. Because I don't know the fancy steps, I prefer dancing in close embrace, because there is more feeling and everything is very subtle and smooth for me. However... here they dance most of the time in open style. If I do that, it just feels too disconnected and clumsy for me. (women tell me I dance fine though..its just my personal opinion) Strange thing is that people say that close embrace is more difficult. Well, making a giro or sth requires more balance when in close embrace I noticed. Am I the only one that thinks like this or what?