In Tango, there are times you do want to move your head towards the camera, but most of the time, it’s about moving your head more into your partner. Extending your head slightly further towards your partner, regardless of role, is the goal. If you’re shorter than your partner by a bit, this can be troublesome, sometimes the embrace needs to be changed slightly, but I’d rather you be engaged and enjoying the dance, than worry about your head placement.
So what does moving your head forward do? If you didn’t find the youtube video, a short summary is, it stretches out the skin to give you a better jawline, and will remove any hanging skin that could give you a double chin look. There are so many good in focus pictures I take, but the person looks to have a double chin almost, or the angle of the head gives so many compressed skin lines it looks unattractive. My goal is to make you look your best, but sometimes even if I’m taking your picture, it doesn’t always turn out, either focus issues, or more common, those lines and the jawline/double chins. So if you see a camera pointed your way, the best advice other than enjoy and be into the dance and partner, is to exend your head forward, at least a little bit.
Extending your head forward isn’t just for pictures, it’s perfect between songs, it forces you to be more engaged in the conversation, laugh outward, smile outward, talk forward is great advice all around. Outside of you dancing with someone, the in-between moments when you’re talking and having fun, getting those amazing smiles and moments as well can be wonderful surprises.