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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

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


Summer Tango Attitude

August 9, 2017 |

by Ion Peia – Romania

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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

One Twenty

May 8, 2017 |

It all started as a curiosity and it ended up like a nice experiment! I am a heavy tango “consumer” and watching  tango related movies, performances is part of my daily routines. Recently I came across this performance on Osvaldo … Read More

Tango. Priorities. (Gran valores del Tango)

May 8, 2017 | 2

Tango is a social dance so everybody dance with everybody.  “Intermediate” dancers dance with “intermediate”, “advanced” – with “advanced”.

Recently a friend of mine has written a big post about who is supposed dance with whom but doesn’t  and in … Read More

The Art of a Follower

February 5, 2017 |

To all dear Tangueras! Have you been to a milonga and caught yourself thinking: “I don’t, I feel bored” or “You know, it is the energy in the milonga” or “It really depends on who is going” or “After dancing … Read More

There is something you need to know about the musicality of tango

December 1, 2016 |

A good sense of musicality is essential for every dancer. Especially if you are a tanguero as the music is much more complex, varied and colorful.

Could musicality be improved?

Absolutely! Not only can it be improved, but it shouldRead More

Odd-even embrace

December 1, 2016 |

As tango dancers we have gotten used to the idea that the tango waltz is played in sequences of three beats (as a bar of TW is divided into three equal parts, the first one being stressed).  And yet we … Read More

Tango Isn’t for Everyone

September 29, 2016 |

Guest Author: Karen Kaye

“This post is first published on epiphany blog on 12th September and was very welcomed by tango community and shared by many people. We asked Karen’s approval to share it with gancho readers. Enjoy and let … Read More

6 things I want to say to dancers – by Marcelo Rojas

September 29, 2016 |

This interview has been published by Pablo & Anne on tango-space. Thanks Pablo & Anne for sharing it with gancho readers…

Isn’t a good DJ a gift from the gods? We love Marcelo Rojas here at Tango Space.

For those of … Read More

Good vs. popular DJs

May 29, 2016 |

Well-known DJ Konrad Krynski has published a new post in february on his blog . This opened a new discussion in tango world, not only between DJs and organizers but as well dancers. if you have missed it, we are happy … Read More

Tango, It is a man’s world…too!!!

May 29, 2016 |

Dear Tangueros,

I went around and chatted with a few male friends and students, asking what their biggest challenges are in Tango and what they focus on the most when they are dancing.

Connecting with the follower was at the … Read More

Dancing in the dark

March 22, 2016 |

article by Tango Immigrant (22 June 2015)

Event organiser: “People don’t want light milonga venues. One girl said that if it’s light, everybody will see it if she makes mistakes.”


Dancing at a milonga never felt scary to … Read More


March 22, 2016 | 1

As I have written in the past, I am an avid Youtube tango video watcher and an insomniac. This leads to a lot of tango video watching. But I don’t just watch tango performances……I also watch tango documentaries! Here are … Read More