After a private lesson, our Tango teacher stated how it is a difficult decision to make: Do you dance with the Porteño/Porteña who is more likely to embody the “feeling” of Tango? Or do you dance with the foreigner who generally has far better technique?
The “feeling” is beautiful, indescribable, and almost impossible to find outside of Buenos Aires. However, the “feeling” can only carry the dance so far when it exists within three fixed series of steps (for example).
Technique allows for so much more in the dance. More creativity, a more elaborate expression of the music, and more freedom to enjoy the dance.
We hope to find, learn, and integrate both the “feeling” and the technique.