I’m heading down to PDX for the annual Portland Tango Festival this year. My how things change after a year! Even though I’m not as hard core as I used to be, I’ve gotten to the point where I can be in advanced classes and be fine as well as dance with just about anyone and be okay. I can’t wait for the alt-milonga this year. 🙂
I’m trying to find people to go with so if you’re local and want to carpool, comment away!
Also, I’ve come to terms with the fact that I’ll never have the ‘real’ body of a tanguera. I’m not tall and lithe and bird-like. I’m short and curvy. The height factor has contributed to me finding a regular partner because it’s just really hard for me to dance with someone over 5’10” but maybe as I get better, I can dance with more people? I’ve also found that leads are less inclined to dance with shorter girls. Probably for the reasons I just described.
Tango is great but sometimes brings me back to high school PE class where you’re waiting and hoping you’re not the last to be chosen.