I have been tango dancing since before 9/11. The key aspect of tango for me always has been holding a lovely woman in my arms, leading her to make certain steps, and allowing her to enhance, etc. Outside of tango, where can one do such things with a total stranger?
Nowadays, during the plandemic, there are virtual tango classes on the internet. But where is the touch of my partner? I don't see "touch" happening virtually. Or am I behind the curve?
So I have avoided all of those internet tango classes, tho they may be good. I feel sorry for tango teachers, and other dance teachers, and all those cut from work and careers due to the lockdown that was based on a bogus computer model.
For those who can enjoy the virtual tango, enjoy even more! It's just not for me. Plus I am now involved with, and am not dancing with anyone but, my significant other.
Check out the Central Park Tango (CPT) July 13 post on Facebook.*** According to that post, if tango is permitted at CPT, and you want to tango there IF that opportunity actually arises, you must wear a mask and not change partners--two absurdities, in my view. Idiotic plandemic rules are destroying the mystique of tango. I have no plans to attend CPT.
Will tango dancers revolt? I'm figuring not, except maybe in "speakeasy" type places which may emerge...eventually. Just a guess. Maybe not. Who knows? Day-to-day; Hour-to-hour; etc...
***KEY Update - July 13th - CPT / Parks Dept Info Exchange Underway !