Really good dancers I've observed
I once idolized these dancers because of the admirable agility of their delivery. It was like watching a show. I thought that it would be cool to gain the adulation of the audience. IT was a good ego stroker.
I have since gotten tired of this, as (IMHE) its a lot of motion. There is very good connection between the partners as they are concentrating on their motion. Its fun to watch when one expertly swooshes down the floor. It is however, a bit too much on the "Show" aspect of things.
After watching intensely, I have come to appreciate this form of tango, and decided to make it my own.
My intensely silent tango
Everyone needs to dance their own tango. I call mine, an "Intensely silent tango." A tango that to the casual observer, is not much to watch. However, to my partner at the time, the lead is LOUD, clear, and vibrant. This, regardless of how simple the motion being led.
In order to do this, I have had to develop the following:
- Control the power and delivery
- Know where her feet are at all times
- Wait for her
- Keep the chest consistent
- Assisting the lead with Impulses (Micro leads)
I sometimes use muscular impulses to make my leading clearer for my follow. A muscular twitch here and there as appropriate. I utilize this most especially while dancing to complicated music and/or fast music.
I employ these techniques in the attempt to not only better my tango. But most importantly, to make the experience better for my partner.