1. It can be physically difficult. Unlike open embrace, close embrace allows zero tolerance for error. If your steps and movements don’t match exactly your partner, it’s immediately apparent and uncomfortable.
2. It can be emotionally difficult. Locked inside all of us are intense emotional feelings–love, hate, fear, happiness, shame, pride, anger, respect, confusion, delight, vulnerability, longing, etc. For whatever reason, physical human contact (especially heart-to-heart contact) unlocks and releases many of these emotions.
3. It can be unpleasant. Our perception of each other is gained thru our five senses–sight, sound, touch, smell and yes, even taste. The closer we are, the more intense these senses are stimulated–resulting sometimes in an unpleasant experience.
4. It can cause jealousy. Watching your mate dance in close embrace with someone else can make you jealous; your mate watching you dance in close embrace with someone else can make him or her jealous.
5. It can lead to embarrassing miscommunication. Because of the intimacy of close embrace, it’s easy for your partner to misconstrue your intentions, or for you to misconstrue those of your partner.
6. It can be addictive. Dancing close embrace can put you into a drug-like state of mind in which you experience extreme ecstasy and perfect bliss interspersed with moments of frustration and loathing. This will only lead you into a depraved state of mind in which you forsake your friends and family and are constantly seeking more and longer “tango highs”.
Double trouble: partner morbidly obese with halitosis. Rotation can’t come fast enough. Elegance and sophistication MIA.
Close embrace should never be used when dancing tango on a beach, in bikini because the sand would make it very difficult to pivot.
Because some ladies hair product messes with the contact lens in my right eye, in part due to the right side my face being smothered with hair and some strands getting between my eye lid and eye ball. Regardless of one eye navigating, the dance continues in close embrace 😉
Like ballroom tango head-snapping turns, it has the potential to generate orthopedic issues for the neck if the close embrace is with a partner with whom there is a height differential which, for example, requires the head and neck to be turned 90 degrees with one’s chin hovering over one’s shoulder for 12 minutes of a 4 -dance tanda while the chest and shoulders mostly face the partner. One helpful suggestion to control the damage might be to adjust the stance during the cortinas by standing perpendicular to the partner with head and neck turned toward partner in the opposite of the earlier direction. This is not to be misconstrued as a substitute for medical advice should neck torsion , arterial blockage, or syncope occur.
It feel good.
Therefore it is a sin.
Al – Absolutely right! on.
That’s why its good not to take this dance to emotionally. You get caught up in false thoughts. U don’t even know the dancer u dancing with he or she can be married idk but just wanted to try a new hobby and their partner at home trust them enough not to cheat but I think this dance should be shared between married couples. I see people get hurt walked over so maybe if we take this dance light it would be ok.