While in Buenos Aires, we witnessed many Tango teachers from abroad taking lessons. We even saw a professional stage dancer and teacher, who is the son of a prominent figure in the history of Tango in Buenos Aires, take lessons from another professional dancer (in the company of us “normal” dancers). And this is the way it should be! Too many Tango dancers stop taking lessons too early in their Tango education. More importantly, there are Tango teachers who have even decided they don’t need or want to learn anymore.
In most careers you’ll hear about the importance of learning new skills and/or keeping your existing ones up-to-date. Why would this be any different in Tango?
“The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as long as we live.”
– Mortimer Adler