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The Naked Truth

December 21, 2015 |

gancho thanks Kristian Salikoski for sharing his experience with our readers.(this post was shared on facebook before)

In my last post I promised to share my experiences of a nude milonga so here I go. If you find the combination of tango and nudity a clear … Read More

Being an Honest Dance Partner

November 23, 2015 |

Last week I jumped into a beginning tango class when I noticed they were short on followers. The first guy I rotated to looked at my fancy-schmancy tango shoes and said, “You’ve done this before”, to which I affirmed. He … Read More


October 27, 2015 |

This is not a list about ” why You should dance tango”. It’s about my own reasons ( or ” reasons” ) to dance. Some of them I share ( I hope ) with others as well, some maybe not. … Read More

Nicknames in Tango

October 27, 2015 |


Many of us are familiarized with the nicknames of tango artists but we don’t always know its true reason. Because of that I decided to start a research about some sobriquets, not only of those very popular artists … Read More

How to please a woman

October 27, 2015 |

As in life, so in tango every man should know about what women want.

  • Woman would be glad if the roles were reversed: That there would be too many menrather than too many women.  They would not complain if men were … Read More

TANGO – the immigrant

September 15, 2015 |

It is heart-breaking to witness the war on our lovely world. Unfortunately the power and money makers insist on war-business and economy more than the lives of people. Many people die or have to move away from their homes and … Read More

Why your dance does not look good despite all the practicing

September 15, 2015 |

Once, in a class, a woman asked me: “How can I dance beautifully?” It would have been easier for me to tell her right there how to be happy or what is the meaning of life. Beauty in dance is … Read More

New book “Why Tango” by Veronica Toumanova

September 15, 2015 |

This month Veronica Toumanova has released a new book “Why Tango – Essays on learning, dancing and living tango argentino“.

If you are interested in Argentine tango you know that, as Veronica writes in one of her essays, “Tango, no … Read More

WHY TANGO? ‘Cause I am selfish and egoist…

September 15, 2015 |

I am a selfish and egoistic man… This is the reason why I dance tango.

Like many of you… May be, may be not!

I am an egoist when it comes to asking for much and much love around me. … Read More

Of tango DJs, tandas and cortinas

July 15, 2015 |

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”, about … Read More

The tango thought…

July 15, 2015 |

On the road again…

Tango is always on the road. It is a traveller, an immigrant, a globe person… it does not have one home, its home is everywhere. The road is its home too.

This is how we feel, … Read More

The road of tango

July 15, 2015 |

It was after a few good years of studying and trying to grasp the concept of tango that I came to… let’s call it The Revelation: tango is what happens between 2 steps. It’s not a new idea. The great … Read More

Dance, dance, otherwise we are all lost*

July 15, 2015 |

*The title is a quote by German choreographer Pina Bausch.


Dear reader,

I have always been much more interested in other people’s experiences and thoughts than in my own. I have always been so good at observing others … Read More

Why musicality is hard to teach, but not impossible

June 1, 2015 | 1

One of the most difficult topics for teachers as well as for students is musicality. It is fairly easy to explain musical theory, the rhythmical structure of a tango song, how to identify the strong beat, follow the melody, recognise … Read More

Editor’s welcome – vol. 31

June 1, 2015 |

Welcome dear gancho readers!

Hopefully you are enjoying the warm summer days (those of you who are living in Europe). We are! And we are thinking what can express these days and the slowing down of the life during summer … Read More