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11 Oct

My private Tango lessons with Vladimir begin in 2 days and I have some concerns. They include…

 I will hurt myself.

Brian will break up with me after seeing my dancing skills ( he will be at the lesson documenting)

Vladimir will laugh at my dancing skills and tell me i’m unteachable

I won’t wear the right outfit

Considering the only thing I can control about this situation is my outfit, I am choosing to focus on that. When I called to make my appointment the woman on the other line stressed the importance of my shoes. She told me I needed stay away from sticky tennis shoes, platform shoes and floppy shoes.  She said I should wear shoes with leather, suede or smooth rubber soles because it will make it easier to move on the hardwood floors. She recommended I get special Tango dancing shoes. This gave me pause. I never thought the day would come where I would need to buy special dancing shoes. Who am I? I googled Tango shoes and came up with these… I could make these work. I guess I have some shopping to do.

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5 Responses to “270”

  1. jantango October 11, 2011 at 3:07 pm #

    You’ve made a good choice in style for your first pair of tango shoes. Yes, you need the right shoes as in any sport. Try to find a used pair at a consignment shop. Stick to black leather with a leather sole for your first pair. When you’re hooked, you’ll start investing in more shoes. They can get pretty pricey in the US. You’ll hear women talk about their Comme il Faut shoes from Buenos Aires for $200 per pair.

  2. TangoSiren October 15, 2011 at 5:21 pm #

    My advice is to not buy Comme il Faut. These shoes, while breathtakingly beautiful, do not last more than a couple of months. Stick to Greta Floras, NeoTango, Mr. Tango, or even begin with just ballroom dance shoes in a pinch. Certainly you’ve a dance store in your neighborhood? Start there. Have fun!! Tango is the best.

    • katemcclafferty October 15, 2011 at 6:38 pm #

      I LOVED my first Tango class!!! I am totally hooked!! Thank you for all your advice on the shoes. Much appreciated!

    • jantango October 15, 2011 at 9:54 pm #

      I’ve heard the same about Comme il Faut shoes. I discovered ten used pairs at a consignment shop in Buenos Aires recently and bought two pairs for almost nothing. They were hardly used.

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