Have a tango gripe? Here’s your chance to be heard. Any tango topic is fair game. For example what’s your feelings about:
- tango festivals
- tango etiquette and behavior
- gender balance
- regional difference in skill, ability and friendliness
The only thing I ask is that you be reasonably gentile and respectful in your comments. (I will be moderating responses.)
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Followers should wear heels in class. Partnering is a chore for me at 6′ already. But they dance either barefoot, in flats or a 1″ heel at best. Are you kidding? Hopefully it’s just this subpar beginner class. The ladies at the next level seem to know the deal.
Many professional teachers who are followers do not wear heels for the simple reason that it is quite bad for the health of their feet. I’m very happy to see followers getting smarter and NOT abusing their bodies/feet.
How about noting on festival promotional material whether or not an event will be professional-photographer free or not. If there is going to be a professional photographer doing random photography, it would be nice to know so my partner and I can skip that event. As it is, we now skip most Portland festivals and go elsewhere because of the seemingly constant “200mm-lens in-your-face” like photography that goes on many times at these events.
I too sometimes get bugged by photographers. But anyway, FYI, I do not hire professional photographers for any of my events. I do hire a professional vidographer (Zak) for the performances only. However, it’s quite difficult for me to stop attendees who are free lance photographers from taking pictures. My suggestion is that if you do attend one of my events and you find a particular photographer annoying, please kindly ask them their name and report back to me and/or to the registration table about your experience. It is always my aim to make attendees have a comfortable experience.