Improve your ability to make right decisions quickly by learning how to dance Argentine Tango

If you think of Argentine Tango as a dance where latino guys with greased hair drag sexy woman in tight dresses over the dance floor, performing all kinds of weird rigid steps (things you never would consider to do in your life) you´re  probably asking yourself “How can this improve my ability to make decisions quickly?”

Important Argentine Tango lesson: Improve your ability to make right decisions quickly by learning Argentine Tango

"Argentine Tango? How the heck can Argentine Tango improve my ability to make decisions quickly?"

You´ll see in a moment. First however I need to give you some background information about the real Argentine Tango.

Unlike what you might have seen in Argentine Tango Shows or on TV, where dancers do spectacular things on stage (And I have to admit I like it if it has got true emotion in addition to technical brillance),  Argentine Tango is a social dance, where a lot of people are dancing together and the dancefloors often are fairly crowded.

For real Argentine Tango dancers this means they have to go along respecting each other. For them it is unthinkable to disturb the dance of the others, let alone kicking or pushing them.Tango dancer you have to find strategies to dance better while remaining in the harmony of the “ronda”, the round of all dancers.
Important Tango lesson. Argentine Tango is a social dance. In Argentine Tango you always dance in harmony with all the other couples. Photo: Wolfgang Sandt

Important Tango lesson. Argentine Tango is a social dance. Always dance in harmony with all the other couples. Photo: Wolfgang Sandt

If you want to be a great Argentine Tango dancer you have to find strategies to dance better while remaining in the harmony of the “ronda”, the round of all dancers.

This is a permanent challenge as you will understand in a moment.

In contrast to the so called latin dances like Rumba, Cha Cha, Jive or Salsa (to mention just a few) where you dancing on the place claiming and defending your little patch of the dance floor, when dancing Argentine Tango you move around the room (counter clockwise to be exact).

This means in Argentine Tango you are changing your position every moment, and so do all the other dancers.

Therefore in Argentine Tango you have to adapt permanently to new situations and you have to focus on solutions to go on dancing nicely with your partner and the other couples.

You certainly can not successfully do this if you are relying on prefabricated sequences of steps.

Yet in Argentine Tango you have to dance planning some steps ahead (that means if you have the leading or let´s better say the inviting part).

You have to control over your moves and to know what you want to do next. You have to know where to invite your partner to go, how to move in the line of dance following the music. You have to know when to walk, when to pause, accellerate, slow down, and, and, and…

Argentine Tango can be fairly demanding sometimes:-)

On the other hand you have to be prepared to drop every plan if it doesn´t fit into the everchanging reality on the dancefloor. Just like in real life, isn´t it?

To make it short while dancing Argentine Tango you have to make a lot of decisions, a new decision with every new step, and you get feedback for errors immediately.

Well, now you might say, what has the dance floor to do with my business?

The answer is simple. While you are dancing Argentine Tango you are involved with your whole personality. Everything, your brain and your body are trained to make right decisions, interacting with other people and you are trained to make these decisions quickly.

What do you think, is this an ability that will help you doing business? You can bet it is.

And even better, as you train to improve your ability to make right decisions quickly by learning how to dance Argentine Tango you are doing this in a playful, relaxed way. Therefor learning is easier and faster.

I certainly became better at making decisions since I´ve been dancing Argentine Tango. I can focus better on solutions and do not get trapped mentally, being unable to make up my mind. It might be a possibility for you as well. And last not least, dancing Argentine Tango is real fun.

About Wolfgang Sandt

Mostly nice, patient, humorous, ecoconscious, good tango dancer and tango teacher
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3 Responses to Improve your ability to make right decisions quickly by learning how to dance Argentine Tango

  1. Tiana says:

    I loved this post, I know just what you mean. The link between business and dancing is right on.
    Thanks

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  3. David Carter says:

    I have to agree completely. I began the journey to learn Argentine Tango two years ago. Tango has had that same impact on my life as well. I find that life and business are both reflected in Tango and it has much to teach it’s students every day.