US Tango Championships, Congratulations to Nicholas Tapia and Steph Berg!

This past weekend the 2014 US Tango Championships was held in San Francisco. I could not be there to cheer for you all in person but I was surely there in spirit. I want to congratulate all of you for your dance, for your courage, and for sharing your passion. It was a tremendous experience for me last year, and I am more than enthusiastic to know that this year’s competition was another successful one with many more participants taking part of this great experience.

We all know that to be there on the competition floor doesn’t come over night. It comes from hours and hours of sweat, tears, and love. It takes a lot of courage to share your work being present on the dance floor. Because tango is a very subjective thing, results of the competitions are most likely not what you expect. It is not a competition, for example, where there are clear scores by a ball going into the goal or someone reaching the goal line, in Tango competitions, results could be quite unexpected.  Continue reading

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Vals Competition at Fruto Dulce and an Entertaining Night at Club Gricel: Ricardo Marin

Lately, I haven’t been able to get out to the Milongas too often due to the work in Caminito. In order to get to Caminito at 10:30am, I get up at 8:30am and by the time midnight comes around I’m yawning. The typical Milonga life is usually, getting up around 2pm, getting to bed at 7am. So, it’s not exactly the life style that I expected…! I’m hoping I can get out to the Milongas a little bit more. I will need to figure something out…!

This weekend, I managed to go out on Saturday to Fruto Dulce to see the Vals category competition finals. Sunday night, I just could not move. Monday night, last night, I went to Gricel for the first time. The great thing about the Milongas here is that there are always good exhibitions going on, everywhere, almost every night. Continue reading

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