I have been dancing ballroom/latin/swing for ages, and took my first ever Argentine Tango class this weekend. I did not research the instructor in advance, although Googling him after the fact leads me to believe he was not a total quack, although I'm not sure I agree with some technique things. I mentioned at the start of the class that I was brand new, but had loads of other partner dance experience. This seemed to hit quite a nerve for him, and he was kind of in an anti-ballroom frame of mind the rest of the class (he would periodically tell me, for instance, that I was leaning back, like in ballroom -- to which I replied, "No, in ballroom we do not lean back." (And trust me - I was not leaning back.) I know I learn best (at least with kinesthetic stuff) by relating what I'm learning to what I already know, and figuring how it is similar and different, but this instructor was not at all helpful in that. I'd like to continue some classes, and am looking for an instructor who will work for me, but have some questions I'd like help pondering, particularly in regards to posture. My back is actually currently sore from him attempting to position my back to his liking (and not in a good, retraining muscles into something more appropriate way either). (There were other issues that raised my eyebrows too, but this was the biggest one.) I saw this in the thread where another beginner asked about foot position, but thought this clarified the upper body posture in a way that seems to fit with what I've observed in videos (but not what this teacher seemed trying to convey): This to me sounds somewhat like a posture/position for Balboa, although with the weight further forward on the balls of the feet, right? Can someone talk me through how you would change the lady's position/posture from say, Cha, to make it how it should be for Argentine Tango? Ideally I'd like to find a local instructor with enough experience in both to make this sensible for me, but that's looking less and less likely. Instructors here seem to have a background in only one, but not both.