Murphy's Laws of Tango

27th February 2009

  • You are not superman
  • If it's stupid but works, it isn't stupid.
  • When in doubt, move in a circle.
  • If still in doubt, stop.
  • Never dance with anyone braver than you are.
  • If your tanda is going really well, the DJ will start messing with the endings
  • No sequence survives the first musical phrase intact.
  • The important things are always simple.
  • The simple things are always hard.
  • The easy way is always a trap.
  • If no-one around you has floorcraft, you're no longer dancing.
  • Incoming heels have the right of way.
  • If another women is close enough for you to kick her, SO ARE YOU.
  • Sequences that must be together to work usually won't.
  • Moves will fail as soon as you need them desperately.
  • Anything you do can get you kicked-including doing nothing.
  • The only thing more dangerous to you than another woman's heels are the heels on the woman you're dancing with.
  • If you take more than your fair share of floorspace, you will have more than your fair share to take.
  • When both dancers are convinced the music sucks, they're both right.
  • Professional dancers are predictable, but the world is full of amateurs.

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- Christopher O' Shea, 27th February 2009