Even with all the above, you can struggle with Tango. Tango is much like every other aspect of life, you can go somewhere and not get good dances, or even a single dance in a night. You put all this effort, but you don’t get a dance. It’s one of the toughest things, and feels bad, but you continue through. If you’re learning and starting, you need to build a connection with someone and keep dancing, keep at it! You might not be the best dancer, you might just be starting, or a veteran in the scene, but there is no guarantee on any given night. You do this, and prove to yourself. People have preferences when it comes to dancing and who they dance with, but by proving and committing, people notice and become more open and welcome to dance with you. It’s tough, but rewarding!
There are people in communities I’ve never danced with and who I’ve tried to dance with, and I’m even on a first name basis with them off the dance floor. It’s not just you, it’s everyone, and it changes all the time. There is only so much time a night, only so many Tandas, and it’s a community with friends, who become a family. When you do get that right dance, with the right person, and everything clicks, you find all the time and commitment, money spent, is all worth it!
Can anyone dance Tango? Yes, anyone can if you’re willing to put in the time and effort for the above. Is it for everyone? No, Tango isn’t for everyone, but if you are willing, anyone can make it, how long it takes is up to you.