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Navigating Tango Traditions: A Thoughtful Exploration of Cabeceo, 09/06/2023

Updated: Oct 5, 2023

Navigating Tango Traditions: A Thoughtful Exploration of Cabeceo

Hello friends,

First off, a big thanks for the amazing feedback and insights on the topic of "cabeceo"! I genuinely appreciate all the strategies, suggestions, and words of encouragement I've received.

From my 4-year stint living and dancing in Buenos Aires, I was under the impression that “cabeceo” was a pretty established practice. But hey, times change, and even the milongas in Buenos Aires aren’t untouched by it.

Here's a quick roundup of my takeaways: 1. While I’m a firm believer in the cabeceo rules and love dancing under them, I've occasionally bent them a bit for ladies who might not be in the know – especially those visiting from abroad. But it seems my flexibility might’ve been misunderstood by a few. 2. Many of you mentioned that cabeceo represents freedom. I couldn’t agree more. Dancing should always be about joy and personal expression. 3. I've come up with a friendly approach for those spontaneous dance invites. A simple, “Voy a cabecearte. Gracias.,” should do the trick.

Thanks again for chiming in. Can't wait to see you all on the dance floor in November!

And a quick shoutout – if you or your friends are keen on diving deep into the dance-meditation blend, do check out my Tango Meditation Workshop in Buenos Aires this November.

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See you soon!



Source: "Milonga Códigos (Code of Conduct)" from the documentary "Tango Your Life" by Chan Park.

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