If I haven’t written much lately it is because I haven’t been dancing. I have taken a bit of a break from dancing anything. No Tango, no Belly Dancing, no LeRoc, no Salsa. I haven’t been dancing partly because I have been busy doing other things and haven’t had the energy for it, or I just haven’t felt like it. I think I lost my dancing mojo there for a little while.
Instead of dancing, I have been making a nest. Moving to a new place can be challenging, but trying to get anything done without knowing who to call makes it doubly so. The hard work has finally paid off and although there is still some more work to be done I am now ready to get back to dancing.
A couple of weeks ago when I came up to London, I went to a milonga. There was live music and a performance. I danced three tandas the whole evening with two different people. I spent most of my time sitting on the sidelines watching the dancers. There were very few dancers who danced in the style I prefered, and some of them would never ask me for whatever reason. That was ok and I enjoyed watching them. The rest I have no comment. I have decided to stay away from making negative remarks or to keep them to a minimum. Considering that the dancing, in my opinion, was less than ideal, I nevertheless stayed quite late. If I was entertained, it was for completely different reasons. I enjoyed my dances immensely. My evening might have ended on a low note if I had a less than pleasant dance experience, but it didn’t.
Regardless, I am back in the mood for dancing. There is no Tango in Eastbourne, so I do other dance forms that are available to me. As there was no Belly Dancing class last night I went to Salsa instead and had a lovely evening. My goal is to do both in one evening. Doing both is going to be a challenge as the Belly Dancing class is a super workout and I might need a little time to recover, freshen up and change in order to make one of the Salsa classes. Although I already know how to dance Salsa, I like to do the class as it is a good way to meet people. I don’t do the classes at LeRoc. I find them over-complicated, and when they add Tango elements it makes me cringe. In any event, I don’t have problems getting dances there.
As this blog is about Tango I don’t usually report on the other styles, but I am happy to answer any questions about my experiences. I am not dancing much Tango because I am not up in London very often, so I really haven’t got much to say right now. I still have opinions, but I would prefer to express myself in positive ways. As the saying goes, ‘If you haven’t got anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.’
Instead, I live in the moment and enjoy whatever I am doing for what it is there and then. If its great, that’s wonderful, if not, well it is what it is and that is that.
So, with nothing more to say, I will wait until my next Tango embrace and dance to the music in the moment.