Alexander and Tango

Any tangueras out there who have taken or who take Alexander Technique lessons? Has it helped your tango posture and/or technique? I’ve only had three sessions so far and so am still in the process of learning to apply Alexander to everyday movements and situations. I’m starting to feel the benefit and am really looking forward to learning to apply it in tango. I’m hoping it will help me overcome a foot problem and generally improve my balance and posture. I’ve tried to do it while dancing in the past week or so, but find it difficult to feel tango and think Alexander at the same time. No doubt it comes with practice and probably becomes automatic over time. If anyone has any input on this, I’d love to hear from you.

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2 Comments on “Alexander and Tango”

  1. jantango Says:

    BE present when you dance. We don’t have to DO anything. Stop thinking and the feeling will come.


  2. Thanks for this. I do have a problem with switching off the thinking. Come to think of it though, I must have achieved it the other night because I was dancing with my husband, close embrace, eyes closed, everything flowing nicely. We’d been dancing a while on a relatively crowded dance floor when suddenly the music seemed distant and we seemed to be completely alone. I though I’d lapsed into a sort of tango trance- odd but nice. He’d danced me into a side room and we had the room all to ourselves. He later danced me back into the main room and I only became aware of it as the music became louder. It was very revealing and very enjoyable.


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