I've been sending out links on a weekly email list for a few years now, as well as to my Sacada TangoFacebook page and the New Zealand Facebook page Tango Dancers.
Many of them were archived into a post on this blog A Few of my Favourite Things
where I organised them into coherent groups. This post is where I shall put them in future as an archive. They'll tend to look like a bit of a grab bag but I prefer to think of them as a wilderness garden...
___________________________________________________________________________ Pablo Estigarribia on orchestra styles Tango Tips and Tricks https://youtu.be/ut4IgutHbyA
I recently got drawn into a tango blog discussion as to whether a tango demo was a video or not. They said it was improv, I disagreed, and suddenly I was called upon to justify my view with evidence and tempers were starting to flare. A bit of an over-reaction but that's the world of tango blogs for you. People care about this stuff. A lot.
Rather than publish it there I thought that I'd publish my beginners guide here, instead.
At the outset I probably need to say that I don't like watching demos, although I appreciate that they're great as a means of drawing new people into tango, and motivating people to improve. However I was sidetracked for a few years by perceiving demos as examples of good dancing. I see many dancers here and overseas in the same situation, so I now see demos as simply a diversion. A bit like ballet, another dance that doesn't push my button.
I also won’t be linking to any demo videos as I don’t want to pick on anyone in particular as you’…