On Easter-Bunnies of Tango
I've been thinking about this for a long while. There are dancers, male and female, who seem to not be able to rest and relax. They may be beginners, intermediates or advanced dancers. They may be very different, but there are things that unite them. It's almost Easter now. So I finally came up with a proper and sweet way to address such dancers. I'll call them Easter-Bunnies of Tango. Who are Tango Easter-Bunnies? Easter-Bunnies are cute, fluffy and you can't take your eyes
On mentors and inspiration
I had a chat with a friend the other day. Random tango stuff, milongas, styles, what to teach and where to learn, etc. And then my friend mentioned one thing that got me thinking: that he doesn't like to take regular classes, only privates or workshops and pre-milonga classes with visiting teachers. His reason was clear: he doesn't like “cliques” that form by being associated with a particular school. I told him that I agree and disagree with him at the same time, but didn't
What if you "hit a low" in tango?
Five times in my tango life, I've been either thinking of quitting tango, or dramatically reducing its impact and amount in my life. The most recent one is exactly now, when I'm writing these words. Tango is not for faint-hearted. With years you grow thick skin, and yet it can get you down. The more sensitive you are, the bigger the influence may be. And yet, most of the time when I see people quitting or reducing tango addiction, is when they get genuinely happier somewhere
What do we look for in dancers?
Who are your favourite dancers? What are their qualities? Why do you love them? We might all enjoy slightly different things, but general qualities we appreciate in our partners are similar. I often have people approach me, asking: “What is it that I need to do to be a better dancer? What qualities would you like me to have so you could be interested in dancing with me at milongas?” While I go through many individual things to answer these sort of questions with my students,
My Private Story - Happiest Tango Moment
Tango is personal. In this episode, I share with you a story of a very special moment, very happy moment, something I am very proud and humbled to have experienced. Tango has many stories for all dancers, and this is my own happiest memory ever. Share with me your stories, too! I'd love to hear from you! Yours, Olga Metzner #Milonga #Partner #Dancing #Socialtango #TangoBETTER #Tango
Technique vs. Expression or how I get inspired
In the Episode 4, I touch on my personal way of seeing technique and joy and what it means to me. Enjoy! #Technique #Partner #LearnTango #Socialtango #Tango #TangoBody #Dancing #Improvement
What is your best chance of succeeding in milongas, especially if you're just starting?
I often hear, read and watch people who are rather new to the tango community get frustrated when they start going to milongas. Yes, milongas CAN be a bit difficult, if you don't know many people and don't dance very well YET. It might be difficult to get dances, to figure out who not to dance with, to infiltrate the existing groups etc. I know, I've been a beginner myself and I remember the feeling. I remember the very first milonga I ever went to, because I left in tears. T
Let's Make it Personal - Episode 3
Useful tips for any dancers, or anyone working with their bodies! ***** EPISODE 3 of "Let's Make It Personal" is about taking care of your dancing body if it hurts. I share with you some of the things I use after lots of dancing or long tango events when my feet, legs and sometimes my whole body are killing me. Some tips I got from friends, some discovered on my own, and some come from my days in sports. Some of these things are literary life-saviors! ***** CHECK OUT MOR
Let's Make It Personal - Episode 2
SO, DO YOU NEED A ROSE TO DANCE TANGO? 🌹 ******* We are so excited to finish our second video from the “Let’s Make it Personal” series! This time, we are talking about tango if you’re a beginner or someone who doesn’t know much about it at all. What is it, what to expect and why should you do it at all. Hopefully, this will help inspire some new dancers to join us in our community! I tried to make it factual and purposely avoided any ambiguous (although very precise) desc
Why run away from each other?
Dear dancers, leaders and followers alike! A friendly tip! Don’t forget, when a fellow dancer sits or stands next to you, or tries to talk to you, it does not necessarily mean they intend to drag you on the dance floor! Maybe they are just being friendly! Please don’t immediately run away in panic! #Socialtango #Critique #Tango