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How to rekindle your passion for tango?

March 31, 2018 |

It is always interesting to see the enthusiasm when people first start dancing tango. Discovering that secret world for them is something which sparkles great passion for everything connected to the dance.

What they often don’t tell us when we … Read More

On Easter-Bunnies of Tango

March 31, 2018 |

by Olga Metzner, first published on 29 March on tangobetter blog.

I’ve been thinking about this for a long while. There are dancers, male and female, who seem to not be able to rest and relax. They may be beginners, … Read More

10 Ideas on how to keep your Tango Fresh

March 31, 2018 |


This is the theme we are writing about for this edition of gancho. People from along the world come together and so many different views and perspectives fill in these webpages, with Fresh Tango!

I am not sure … Read More

Fresh Tango Challenge

March 31, 2018 |

Can you see the music? Is it better to visualise what we hear to understand and feel it better? Before giving your answers, I highly recommend you to check below:

A dancer of many styles and disciplines Natalia and an … Read More

How to dance like a man?

November 26, 2017 |

I doubt that there is a tango dancer who do not asks himself how the partners feel him? The next question is usually how to dance more like a man? What is that makes a dance manly?

Tango … Read More

Dancing to… Te aconsejo que me olvides

November 26, 2017 |

Dear gancho readers,

No tango can be danced same twice…

In these series, we select a song and share with you few videos of performances on it by different dancers.

For this last edition of 2017 my tango-wish song is about accepting and forgiving what passed … Read More

Of tango DJs, tandas and cortinas

November 26, 2017 |

A friend of mine, milonguera from San Francisco, likes to repeat – if you have a tango-related question, you will undoubtedly find an answer in the universe of tango lyrics. While this statement is mostly related to “profound questions”, … Read More

I wish I could do the cabeceo! How to ask anyone to dance–Christmas edition

November 26, 2017 |

Holiday Milongas and Galas are up and coming, are you still feeling overwhelmed in a milonga environment? Does even talking about this, make you dread agreeing to all these facebook invites? Do you still need to give yourself the “TALK”…? … Read More

Tango festivals Networking– Make the most out of your festivals this summer

August 9, 2017 |

We are well into summer and Tango festivals have already started. If it’s your first or your 50th one I think you will find some of the tips in video#1 very helpful, as it is intended to get you more … Read More

It is now winter in Buenos Aires…

August 9, 2017 |

Venice is really hot in summer… and humid.

“It’s OK”, she smiled back.

The black shadow on her cheek was now even bigger. The summer paints strange patterns on the faces of the tangeros who dance in non-air-conditioned venues.

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August 9, 2017 |

Zuzana Smékalová is a tanguera and tango DJ from Bratislava, Slovakia who played in a Slovak movie. We have had a chat with her regarding her experience in this movie. Hopefully, you will enjoy it as much as we do.


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Tango Therapy – Tango is for men

August 9, 2017 |


Social Skills Tango Therapy in the judicial psychiatric hospital of Naples, in the male department in Secondigliano.

“Tango is for men”

Tango arose as an introvert and popular dance that was practiced just by men; after many years it … Read More

Dancing to… Lejos de ti

May 8, 2017 | 1

Dear gancho readers,

No tango can be danced same twice…

In these series, we select a song and share with you few videos of performances on it by different dancers.

In the heart of spring and vals is the chosen … Read More

My “Critical Value” in Tango

May 8, 2017 |

With me it’s simple – if there’s feeling, I’m the happiest girl in the ronda. But it’s a two-way street and everything depends on how vulnerable I allow myself to be at any given time.

Some time ago (about 4 … Read More