Tango is different things to different people: to men it is leading, to women it is following, to novices it is steps, to veterans it is an expression of feelings, to lovers it is a devotion, to peacocks it is a display, to social dancers it is a personal entertainment, to professionals it is a job to amuse others, to milongueros it is a lifestyle, to entrepreneurs it is a business, to musicians it is a music genre, to thinkers it is a philosophy, to foreigners it is only a dance, to Argentinians it is also a culture... We all understand and dance tango differently for who we are and what philosophy we have.
Tango philosophy involves issues that make us different. The following is an incomplete list of such issues. Each may have many answers. Every dancer is entitled to his/her own opinions. Some may be more or less correct or incorrect. Others may just be personal preferences and neither right nor wrong. But, collectively, these opinions and preferences define the way each of us dances and behaves, and divide us into different groups. Studying and exchanging views on these issues can help us learn from each other, deepen our understanding, improve our dance, and, hopefully, achieve mastery through a comprehensive grasp of all aspects of tango.
28. Progressive dancing vs. spot dancing