First Night Tango Class

Discussion in 'People' started by Uncle Frank, Feb 5, 2005.

  1. Some friends and I teach beginning ballroom at the local YMCA on Friday nights. We introduce the students
    to a new dance each month, and February's subject is the Tango. We had 40 students show up for the first
    class. Here's two of the instructors demonstrating the basic step to the class.


    The men looked skeptical, but the ladies seem intrigued.

    View attachment 4957
    View attachment 4958

    Form is very important to the tango... posture and expression. You're not supposed to look at your partner,
    and you're not supposed to smile. We had to keep reminding them, because once they got into the
    tango postion, which is rather intimate, the guys had a tough time keeping a poker face.

    View attachment 4959
    View attachment 4960
    View attachment 4961

    But after a while, some of them began to understand the gravity of the dance.

    View attachment 4962
    View attachment 4963
    View attachment 4964

    It was a fun night, and I think most of the 40 attendees will be back next Friday. Based on the look on this young
    lady's face, I imagine she'll be one of them.

    View attachment 4965
  2. PGB


    Jan 25, 2005

    How cool! My wife and I have wanted to do this for a while. We should have when we had the chance. With 2 toddlers its very difficult. We don't use babysitters so if they can't go, we don't go. :) Only the grandmother is allowed to watch the boys on the rare occasions we have the need.

    Thanks.....cha cha cha!
  3. That was fun to look at your images Frank. I too used to teach ballroom dancing in an earlier life and still like to get out on the floor once in a while. Good B&W conversions.

  4. Not to worry, Patrick, you'll have many more chances. Nancy and I were married for 28 years before I let her drag me to my first ballroom dance lesson. The only reason I kept going was I found out that I got to lead 8).
  5. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Franks lessons

    Really good stuff Frank. I used to do ballroom dancing in my young years.

    Remember Arthur Murry

    Thanks for a fun night.

  6. Great shots.

    I love the body language on the first one. All of the woman are watching intently and the guys are look around or at the floor :lol:
  7. Chris101


    Feb 2, 2005
    Bravo Frank!

    It's a great story to tell in black and white - good choice! The faces and shapes of the dancers and floor lend themselves to this wonderful graphic show you've put together.

    Thanks for the glimpse into your world, monochromatically speaking :)
  8. Thanks, Chris. It's great to be able to convert to black & white when the white balance is hopeless. This was mixed flash and flourescent, which is a bear to correct.
Similar Threads Forum Date
Prom Night - 2017 People Oct 15, 2017
Last night People Jan 2, 2017
In the heat of the night People Jul 20, 2013
8 crazy nights People Dec 16, 2012