It seems that there is no end to the tricks people will use to generate more money from tango. Just how many Spanish verbs can we turn into moves, just to generate something to make a new class? The very latest seems to be tamado, just a barrida by another name as far as I can see. Never the less it is making money from people who have never heard of this move and think that it is something new.
I am trying hard now to think of some myself, I could make a fortune. How about the estado, or just being on the dance floor. What about sientado or copping a feel (I swear I have seen this done by some so called famous milongueros) so I can justifiably teach it as a move.
I thought of arrestrar but somebody has already done that one, what about empuje I’m sure no one has done that yet. So that is it then, I will be teaching the empuje, just as soon as I work out what it is and I can always join it with Tire for good measure.
Talking of new moves, what is all this talk of Colgadas? Women ask me to do them, men ask Viv to do them and students are asking me to teach them. I wish to make one thing clear; any move that requires the dancers to adopt a stance that you would take if your partner had halitosis belongs in International Ballroom dancing, not in Tango. We dance and teach milonguero or salon style; that is close hold dancing. Nothing should break that embrace. Colgadas are definitely for the Nuevo crowd not for us.