Monday, November 8, 2010

Get it while it's hot! :: Melina's Two Cents

New bloguera & professional tango teacher Melina Sedo...of Melina & Detlef trying her hand at a blog...

Before she changes her mind, check out her first post...


Anonymous said...

Let's face it, there aren't many in the tango world with a teaching schedule who have time to promote themselves on Tango-A, organize workshops, maintain a website, upload their videos, AND still find time to write a blog. Melina is showing up all the Argentines in this respect. Unfortunately, she admits she doesn't have time for social dancing. I wonder why.

Melina Sedo said...

Thanks Alex, that Jan for the comment.

I'd like to comment on your question about social Tango:
Even if I would not write the blog, upload videos, post on mailing list, organize workshops and Festivals... I would not have MORE time for social Tango. Why? Because all of this work is done during the week, when I'm not travelling to give classes somewhere. And there IS NO Tango in my hometown or in this whole region during the week. So in the evenings, I watch a DVD or meet friends. Do non-Tango-stuff, which is also important.

To dance Tango socially on Milongas or Festivals, where I do not work, I have to reserve weekends. Meaning: when I wanna go somewhere just for fun, I cannot work and earn my living. So these occasions are limited to a very few in the year. Next year, I have reserved 3 weekends for this purpose. Unfortunately, Tango non-argentine, non-nuevo and non-show-Tango teachers are payed quite modestely, so I cannot afford more. ;-)

Melina Sedo said...

Hi there!
In my newest post, I explain, why I almost never dance casually at a Milonga.