Tuesday, 30 June 2009

A Quiet Retreat

I’ve been quiet for a while now because tango has kind of left my life. My previous dance circle came frantically calling me back and since then I have been immersed in routines and not had time for my tango classes. Well, that is partly the truth, but I must admit that a major reason I have not been out for a while is that my last memories have not been good ones. A few bad milongas, a couple of insensitive partners and an ex-teacher who criticised my style have all left a sour taste in my mouth and one with which I have wanted to distance myself from. My first flush of love for tango has withered and now it is just a case of seeing what can grow from the soil. Will I be back? I hope so.


  1. Mmmm, sorry to hear that. Like you say, the 'first flush of love' is over and now the hard work begins...Tango doesn't just give - it asks for a lot as well. The 'other people' (insensitive partners etc.) exist in all spheres of life. Don't ignore them, but don't let them spoil it for you either. I hope you'll find your enjoyment of the dance again. For me the hard work through the difficult times has always been worth it.

  2. Thanks for the encouraging words. I always knew tango was not going to be an easy path. Guess, I will just have to throw myself back into and watch myself either sink or swim!