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Good Posture, Potato Sacks, and Wasted Opportunities

This is a rant. There are other references to the same topic on this blog but I think that I need to be a bit more direct.

The keyword for today is 'axis definition' which is produced by good posture. This post (and my whole blog) is written from the perspective of dancing tango by connecting to one's partner and dancing in a one body-four legs manner. If you don't dance this way then it may not make much sense to you. Or perhaps that's just due to the rich tapestry which is my writing style.

The blunt truth is that any dancer is a potato sack if they do not have good posture. They are difficult to lead and difficult to follow.

The blunter truth is that if you don't know how to stand up and define your axis then it might be best to learn to do so before wasting any further money on dance lessons.

I've watched so many teachers talk about good posture and chest projection, among other things, as fundamental requirements of dancing tango. Fabulous! Except that …