Ups and Downs

I went to my second Zamba class today at pm with Hernan the professional folkloric/tango dancer. Today was focus on using the scarf. It was not easy–This technique looks simple when done by a master such as my teacher–but when u try–even when u are a good dancer already–it’s not so easy to coordinate with the Zamba step/choreography–and make the scarf look beautiful. But it’s worth the effort-when done well it’s just gorgeous to watch and a wonderful feeling to dance it. My last Zamba lesson is in one week-just before I go walkabout Argentina with friend Denna. So that was the “up” part. Then at 8pm back at Lunallena I had musicality class with a young couple teaching and several students. I needed to lead for the balance–and this was not easy tonight. My female partner -a latino and a little firey-started snapping instructions at me–tho she herself doesn’t lead at all–as if she knew what I should do to make the figure work. But she didn’t really. This set me on edge a bit as I was struggling to master the figure–When I danced with the teacher–it was nearly perfect–but back with the partner–not so much. “down” After this I went to El Motivo to see German and Luciana–I had a gift for Lucy’s child-4 yrs old. Lucy liked it a lot-some hand carved block print materials-farm animals. Hugging German at the door and his inviting me–meaning I didn’t have to pay the $50pesos. “up-up” I sat for a long while-not being invited to dance–“down” Then a youn g french woman came and asked me–she wants to lead–so with her leading “kinda downish-she wasn’t so clear or controlled and had a bit of body odor that I found offensive. Then I led a milonga-“upish”–well–milonga is my thing afterall. After that I was feeling more and more tired so I came home early. More sleep maybe tonite! “up”–I think?


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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