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tango rage

Ronaldo
There is a particular man (who shall remain nameless!) in our tango community who takes an inordinate amount of space in his dancing in milongas and practicas. Even when the dance hall is packed, he take 4 times the space of everyone else, swinging his follower here and there in a way I would term contemptuous of other dancers. But the real kicker is that when a clash occurs - and it occurs frequently! - he is the one to turn around and give the other man a dirty look, almost daring them to say something or worse.
In other words, he is an idiot with tango rage.
What is there to be done with such a fool? I would welcome similiar experiences from other dancers and what they did.
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verytangostore
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This is really a question for leads to answers, given they are more in control of the body space around the tango couple - plus there is the minor issue of they are actually going forward and we are going backwards ;)
However there is one solution to this problem which comes from follower side and VERY VERY interestingly works brilliantly, using male psychology!
Here's the thing: the sort of man you describe probably has no issues with being told off by other males. In fact, he probably sees it as some sort of absurd validation of his masculinity, much like an ape beating his chest.
However what no man can stand is a woman berating him, specially in public! Hence when I have seen the sort of behavior below, what I have done is loudly but very politely call out "calm down" or something like that. The man is humiliated but has no right of reply - what is he going to do, ask the woman outside for a fist fight? Inevitably he does calm down.
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Thiara
Yes yes yes!!!!! There is one imbecile in every crowd!
I have often wondered what makes a man like that tick?
It is the same sort of man who will throw a woman around like a rag doll, trying to impress her with his bravado, instead of impressing her with his dancing!
Maybe we should introduce the concept of "tango bouncers" - big guys who throw out these undesirable types!
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Majie
Agree wouldn't it be nice to throw out these "types" that think they own the floor.
We had one last Saturday and he spoilt the entire night. Almost came to blows a few times.
What a moron.
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Javier from Connecticut
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Tell him go to dance in real milongas in Buenos Aires at least one week and see how people dance there . He soon do that what you said the owner of milonga will ask him to leave the milonga rigth away. I learned a lot in Argentina the CODES. You see people like that in any milonga outside Argentina dancing like that (new york, Paris , Italy , etc) in my experience . "Follow the line" in Buenos Aires is the rule.