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« Reply #45 on: October 07, 2009, 06:25:47 AM »

tango is about passion not about being angry....you look serious in tango not angry...well I hope that is the case. Tongue
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« Reply #46 on: October 08, 2009, 05:30:26 AM »

Tango.... one of the most misunderstood  of the ballroom dances.      Huh
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« Reply #47 on: October 08, 2009, 05:35:27 AM »

But can we go too far with characterizing a dance?  I mean after all its a personal expression so if one person feels a particular dance is different from the official reading is that really wrong?  Perhaps from a formal dancesport perspective it can be but I'm all for artistic interpretation - as long as its sincerely felt....
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« Reply #48 on: October 08, 2009, 11:23:37 AM »

passion is not angry. therefor tango is not angry
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« Reply #49 on: October 08, 2009, 12:29:55 PM »

The closest I've got to being angry on a dancefloor:

1) A relatively recent encounter at a social dance with a "cougar" who had to have been on some kind of drugs (and reeked of major cigarettes to boot), grabs me for a waltz and then just FULL FORCE, thrusts herself up against me the whole time and asks me a bunch of rather inappropriate personal questions, that $#%@ song couldn't end fast enough for me. EEEK! Embarrassed  Shocked

2) Long time ago, up in Boston, trying to dance with some women who mercilessly criticize you and question your every move. It wasn't a constant occurrence, but it was not fun. For example, I had the misfortune of attempting to dance with this one woman who wasn't getting asked the whole night, hardly at all, in about 10 seconds it was very obvious why, what a word that rhymes with witch!  Roll Eyes

3) Another night, Boston MA different venue, it was just one weird night where I felt very unwelcome and just invisible, I hardly danced the whole night, I never met such a small but incredibly snooty crowd. I was just about to leave with some diginity intact and just on some odd whim, I asked the woman who was at the front desk to dance, she not only happily accepted, but she was such a delight to dance with, AFAIC, she was far better than ANYBODY in the room that night in all aspects.

And just to clarify, those experiences I had in Boston were NOT the norm, nearly every time I danced somewher there I had a BLAST, the EC swing community up ther is esepcially friendly from what I recall.
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« Reply #50 on: May 30, 2013, 02:00:39 PM »

Angriest ever at a dance?  When I danced a salsa with someone who was in my dance circle at the time.  Not sure what I  did to upset him, but he walked off the floor and left me standing there alone,mid-dance.  What a jerk-y thing to do!
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« Reply #51 on: May 31, 2013, 04:34:56 AM »

When I danced the feather step for the 20th time within 30 min of lesson and still can't get it right.  Angry
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« Reply #52 on: May 31, 2013, 06:55:41 AM »

When I danced the feather step for the 20th time within 30 min of lesson and still can't get it right.  Angry
I think the feather step is nirvana - something you always strive for but can never reach Tongue
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« Reply #53 on: May 31, 2013, 09:01:59 AM »

When I danced the feather step for the 20th time within 30 min of lesson and still can't get it right.  Angry

That's interesting.  Almost everybody else in this thread came up with an example of when they became angry with someone else.    Does frustrated with oneself even count?
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« Reply #54 on: May 31, 2013, 09:48:27 AM »

When I danced the feather step for the 20th time within 30 min of lesson and still can't get it right.  Angry

That's interesting.  Almost everybody else in this thread came up with an example of when they became angry with someone else.    Does frustrated with oneself even count?
why not?  we are our own worst enemies, small wonder we would get angry with ourselves Grin
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« Reply #55 on: May 31, 2013, 10:01:12 AM »

In that case, I need to change my answer.  Grin
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« Reply #56 on: June 01, 2013, 10:48:17 PM »

When I danced the feather step for the 20th time within 30 min of lesson and still can't get it right.  Angry

That's interesting.  Almost everybody else in this thread came up with an example of when they became angry with someone else.    Does frustrated with oneself even count?

Very little point getting angry at other people because you're less likely to change that situation. Maybe it's better to be angry at myself.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #57 on: June 01, 2013, 10:53:44 PM »

When I danced the feather step for the 20th time within 30 min of lesson and still can't get it right.  Angry

That's interesting.  Almost everybody else in this thread came up with an example of when they became angry with someone else.    Does frustrated with oneself even count?

Very little point getting angry at other people because you're less likely to change that situation. Maybe it's better to be angry at myself.  Roll Eyes
not much point there either - being angry at yourself doesn't seem to have any positive outcomes at all Undecided  Least not that i can think of.
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« Reply #58 on: June 02, 2013, 07:24:48 AM »

When I am able to channel my anger, it can be a powerful catalyst for change.
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« Reply #59 on: June 02, 2013, 08:19:05 AM »

When I am able to channel my anger, it can be a powerful catalyst for change.
hmm... then its no longer anger is it?  I mean could you go straight from strong feelings to change and skip the anger bit?  I see anger as a last resort to deal with things that have to be dealt with but I don't have a reasonable way to do it - a fail-save, not a method at all
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