25 Mar 2020


This is my honest confession of how Tango…and in particular Tangomeet, changed my life.

I started dancing tango a couple of years ago, in March 2016 in London, UK. It was extremely difficult to get to grips with a “drop in” class system that repetition is not part of the process and the concept of practicas completely foreign in UK.
Despite this I continued because I felt in love with the music and culture of Tango. I did a lot of research online and found very useful material that kept me going. Still, my dance was not acceptable to a social level.
I remember in June 2016 I went back home in Greece where Tango seems to have progressed a lot. It was a festival where I first asked a very good follower to dance with me (of course with cabeceo). To my disappointment, she told me to stop in the middle of the first song as I was embarrassing her…
That was it. I had to do something. If the classes in London are not working then I need to find a way.
By searching various online resources I bumped into Tangomeet and tried it..without knowing what to expect. Then I realized what appropriate teaching looks/sounds like. Despite the fact I had no one to correct me I repeated each move over 50 times and then tried it in the milonga…not very successfully. As I kept repeating the lesson and trying the patterns and principles in the milonga my dance went up a level very quickly…. I repeated the process…. and again… a level up.
I have now found a partner to go through the Tangomeet syllabus again. I am super excited!
If someone has a partner then the best way to spend their time is to go through Tangomeet together. If someone does not have a partner then it is great to apply the principles on the dancefloor and I am sure the future partner will notice very quickly.
Tango has improved my social life, my cultural education and my appreciation for higher values such as the connection.
Thank you, Tangomeet for giving me so much valuable information…forever!

Un abrazo fuerte,

PS: The lady who didn’t want to dance with me not even one song that summer….last week during a Christmas milonga she told me it was a very enjoyable tanda (of course she didn’t remember who I was and when Tanturi is on…I am on fire