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The Reasons Nerdy People love to Dance.

Rebecca Brightly writes wonderful articles on Lindy Hop. This one on why "Nerdy People" dance certainly applies to tango too. Here's a taste and a link to the full article below:

10. Dancing helps you get out of your head.

Thinking is awesome, k? But instead of being constantly wrapped up your thoughts (like when writing your dissertation), do fun stuff. Frivolous stuff. Cool stuff. Just-because-you-want-to stuff.

Going to a tango festival or workshop? How to prepare yourself for the challenge of humility and vulnerability.

Going to a tango festival or workshop? How to prepare yourself for the challenge of humility and vulnerability - by Patrick Marsolek

A week ago I went to the Valentango festival in Portland. I must say I had a very full, rich weekend of dancing and community. A week later, I think I’m finally caught up on my sleep! I’m also glad to say, I did better with my own demons of judgment and entitlement.

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