Duly Noted

So, before I left Tucson I took my friends, Tom and Sue to a Milonga. It was the Saturday night early milonga from 8-10pm with a live tango band. They were great! Both the band and my friends! T and S are actually quite rhythmic and move well together and love to dance, so they got right in there–Unfortunately in our brief lesson the day or so before, I hadn’t emphasized “line of dance.” LOD is the direction the dance couples are to move around the perrimeter of the dance floor. That direction iscounterclockwise. There are other conventions: you don’t pass, but respect the flow–staying in your “slot.” You can change lanes if you wish but you need to be skillful and not bump into people. Not knowing any of this, my dear friends went boldly forth and danced joyfully, but the funny looks of seasoned dancer were duly noted. They shared this knowledge with me when they returned to our table and I assured them everything was okay–everyone was a beginner once! Before I left their home and gracious hospitality, I gave them a second lesson in their kitchen/dining area. They’re going to be lovely tango dancers. He’s a poet and lit. proff at a local college, she’s a potter. They like tango and both love dancing, so said they’d seek out the local teachers to continue what we’ve just begun. The’ll be lovely tango dancers one day soon . . . .duly noted?


About tangobunny

Pastor Bunny went on sabbatical leave to Argentina July 28-November 4, 2010, funded by a pastoral renewal grant from the Lily Foundation. It was her second visit to AR. Since then she's been back three more times and toured the country. She loves the Argentine people as much as the tango and calls Argentina her other home.
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