The popular and romantic Tango has appeared in many movies such as True Lies, Shall We Dance and Never Say Never Again. More recently the dance appeared right here when The Louisville Tango Festival hosted world class dancers from Argentina in a weekend of dance workshops and performances. The Tango is often used in movies because of its dramatic feeling and its cultural associations with romance as is evident in this image from the recent event.
My wife, Julie and I connected with one of the organizers of the festival, Christy Byers, when we learned to dance last fall for our 30th anniversary, our gift to each other. It surprises me to say that this is among the most fun things we've ever done. Though we've not yet tackled the Tango, it may be in our future. If you'd like to see more photos from this event visit The Louisville Tango Festival. If you are interested in learning to dance, and I recommend that you do, visit Blair's Ballroom and talk to Christy.
“Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.”
— Martha Graham