A little while ago I was chatting to a tangeuro at Carablanca. It was a bit of a quiet night.
“I can’t believe this, I’ve only danced with four or five women tonight. I come here to dance. I’m going to Negracha.”
(Yes, please do – floorcraft would improve if you did)
I don’t know how to respond. I’m certain any honest response would’ve fallen on death ears. I think I had only danced with two women at the time I spoke to him. But at least they were good dances.
If I can get one good tanda then I think I’ve had a good night. I find that getting a really good dance in London is quite difficult. There are plenty of women who are brilliant dancers that I enjoy dancing with (and are willing to dance with me). But trying to get them to the right orchestra is always a challenge. Whats even harder is getting a dance when the floorcraft isn’t so bad. Its that combination of partner, music and floorcraft that makes the or breaks the night for me.
If I can get one really good dance where everything falls in place, then I’ve had a good evening, anything else is a bonus. I’m not sure how some people can use the number of people they’ve danced with to gauge how good a night they’ve had.
I later found out from that Tanguero’s Facebook that Negracha was just as quiet that night – what a pity …