Tango Lesson: Elegance is the Economy of Movement

Dancing with good form economizes movement and energy. In the same way, good technique avoids unnecessary steps in any setting.

In tango, if you really listen and stay in the moment, there is less chance for misinterpretation and sloppy do-overs. Similarly, paying attention helps in completing tasks correctly the first time.

If only for a few extra seconds or minutes, we can avoid a mistake or misunderstanding. We may avoid unnecessary steps, unnecessary tests, and perhaps even unnecessary treatments. If only we can be focused and less distracted, we could all dance more elegantly...