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What would make "social dance" anti-social. It's no longer a question.

Social neurologists have the answer.
Rejection, unlike fear, sadness and anger look like physical pain in brain scans Although tango is called a social dance, too often certain community milongas are poor examples of social behavior. The solution requires an eas...
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No reason to forge your tango teacher's signature.
Why forge your tango teacher's signature? Movement signatures are being scientifically measured for each person's unique "Individual Motoric Signature," as reported in The Journal of the Royal Society.* Should we copy other ...
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I work with veterans who are being medically discharged from the military. 
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Dance allows you to choose something life does not give you automatically.  A dancer can choose to be beautiful and have a beautiful soul.  But that offered choice to too often not taken.
Being in awe of beauty seems to be uniquely human. Animals are often better than we are for being in the present, being in thier bodies. But awe? This is something that knocks the air out of us. We are speechless. Moved...
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Dance as if were the End of the World.  That is the Rapture.
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Do you know some of the ancient Archetypes?  How about Yin & Yang--a couple.  Have you heard of another couple, whom we name "Music." 
Imagine--if you will--a time when Archetypes roamed the earth. I see two parents taking their newly adopted small children to the park. The children are now playing as the adoring parents look on. In their joy, the parents...
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The goal may be to connect with others, but a good start is connection to yourself--in tango or in any relationship.   First, "it takes one to tango."
It takes one person to tango--at least to tango well. Too much reliance on another person in any relationship can spoil that relationship. Over-reliance on one's partner can create a great burden on the person you "need" and ...
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A marathon that invigorates you.

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How close is your basics to the word "basis"?
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." Leonardo da Vinci Dancers often lament having to start all over with a new teacher. What a sad thing it is to learn that we need to "return to the basics." Private lessons may h...
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Something I am using with combat veterans in therapy--resiliency movement for PTSD.  I ask:  "What is your resiliency IQ?" When it comes to movement the equation is 8 x 3. Eight Elements of Movement practiced tactically (basic survival or physical health), strategically (long-term well-being behaviors) and then the Eight Elements as spiritual practice (embodiment of nowness as expressed in the Eight Elements of Movement).  Dance is the pinnacle of resiliency movements, but still just one of the eight.
A resiliency walk on a sacred labyrinth, a holy path or in a tango embrace leads to the same place: Psychological well-being. Dancers often have the sense that dance is the highest pinnacle of movement. I have no doubt that...
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I recognize 8 Elements of Movement, but only dance symbolically uses all the others to unify them with music.
So why are you drawn to dance? There is a good chance that you have realized that you need music and dance in your life. Perhaps you feel that music and dance helps to "process" all the difficult things you have experienced...
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I have no right to brag but much for which to be humble. I had nothing to do with being raised in a country that is giving its best try at the Rule of Law, nor my wonderful parents and great siblings. I did not choose humble parents who supported me in music and in everything I tried to do in higher education. Much of this start in life allowed many other wonderful things to happen, but I am only humbled by the great start I was given in life.
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Came to NTB with a referral from a local shop. They knew that there was a referral but still tried to take business from the referring shop--suggesting to do things I planned to do the next day with my mechanic. That is unfair business, but the other thing, is the break job NTB said I needed was quoted as being $150 more than my mechanic offered. After the inspection, my mechanic said I did not even need breaks. I saved over $500 with tax. And the tires? When I came in, I was told I didn't need tires. They found a small nail, but suggested new tires. I will never go back.d
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Fabio and Jennifer treat everyone with respect and provide excellent instruction. They have the nicest wood dance floor in the entire Washington, D.C. area.
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This is where residents of Strasbourg, France get married, whether richer or poorer, in health or in sickness--all have a beautiful palace in which they must get married in order to be legally wed. The Square (Place) Broglie is also the home of the city Opera House. I love Europe and this city!
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