Tango Argentino > How do you compliment a follower

Discussion in 'Tango Argentino' started by aaah, Jul 20, 2017.

  1. aaah

    aaah Member

    After the dance -- How do you compliment a follower to make her feel special and happy. I have heard in Argentina it is an art. Suggestions?
     
  2. c955

    c955 New Member

    The closest thing to a sincere compliment for any dancer is to be invited to dance a second tanda. Anything else is/are just words ;)
     
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  3. MaggieMoves

    MaggieMoves Well-Known Member

    For me, I always look for a sincere smile after. Like @c955 said, even better is a second dance.
     
  4. Lilly_of_the_valley

    Lilly_of_the_valley Well-Known Member

    Dance your best. Better with every song. Better every time you dance together.
    That would be the best compliment. Words are not that important.
     
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  5. jantango

    jantango Active Member

    When you feel a connection, she feels it, too. Nothing needs to be said.
     
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  6. JTh

    JTh Member

    Yes. If that connection is there, I think you will find that she will be the one to thank you. :)
     
  7. JTh

    JTh Member

    Absolutely it's an art. No doubt about it.
    All the skills for artistry apply in a good dance.
     
  8. Oliver

    Oliver Member

    Him or her or them.

    I usually save compliments for the end of the tanda, so it doesn't distract from enjoying the dance together (I've noticed if someone compliments me right after the first song, I sometimes dance the second poorly because I'm trying to repeat the element they complimented a minute ago instead of just dancing). But something short and sweet, like "that was lovely" usually works for me.
     
  9. Reuven Thetanguero

    Reuven Thetanguero Active Member

    I would only say something if I have a positive comment to make, never complement if it's not deserved.
    Also, I would never pass a judgement like "you are a good dancer" or similar. Rather I would express how I felt dancing with her.
     
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  10. TomTango

    TomTango Active Member

    My favorite compliment to receive - heights permitting - is the feel of a quick smile against my cheek.
     
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  11. newbie

    newbie Well-Known Member

    To a beginner: "You've been dancing tango already, haven't you?"
    The best I've come up with, that is, an original compliment of mine, not something I had read somewhere:
    "Usually I'm happy with this time change, coz'it makes the week-end last longer. Yet this year it made me sad, as it delayed
    for one hour the opportunity to dance with you."
    (We have time changes twice a year)
     
  12. larrynla

    larrynla Member

    A smile and a "Thank you." There's no secret to it. Just act the way you would with any other activity: be natural and sincere.
     
  13. Lois Donnay

    Lois Donnay Member

    Argentine men are so good at giving compliments. We foreign women are sitting ducks when given some of these - they are so rare here. Example: "I must go to the emergency room - your beautiful dance is too much for my heart"
     
  14. newbie

    newbie Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I remember one I once read in a blog of some US woman who moved to BsAs (was not Pichi).
    Looking at the woman's legs "If this is the railway, then what the station must be like!".
     

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