Do You Tango?

by Suzie Quint

I ran across a blog post about how sensual dancing is and I have to agree, but while I like the examples Alyssa uses, I would make different choices.

To my sensibilities, the tango has it all. A well-danced tango is a story about courtship. The initial attraction followed by the chase. Moments of pretended indifference followed by moments of such intensity that one must either consummate or break away. All done in perfect synchronism of course.

Good story tellers strive for exactly this balance.

This scene from Take the Lead is probably my favorite movie tango ever. It doesn't hurt that Antonio Banderas is Hot, Hot, HOT!

This clip from Shall We Dance? illustrates well that the tango is a dance of "almosts." So often they seem to be on the edge of a kiss. So tempting. So tantalizing.

Jennifer Grey's tango on Dancing with the Stars starts out with a musical challenge--almost a dare that Derek Hough doesn't hesitate to answer.

Even if you're hopelessly hetrosexual, this tango from Frida is so sensual and hot that you can practically feel the humidity.

And finally, back to Take the Lead for the innovative tango at the finale. The story told in the dance is clear and compelling.

 What dance does it for you?
Suzie Quint's debut romance novel, A Knight in Cowboy Boots, is available at Pink Petal Books at a 20% discount off the cover price.


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