In our tango community, Facebook has become the unofficial tango web site for the area.
There are several websites setup by local tango instructors and the non-profit tango club, but these often only list teaching schedules or special events. Though Facebook, you can plug into the pulse of local community and discover relationships, other passions, and the feelings people have about tango.
To find out what’s really going on in the local tango community, Facebook friend some of the most ardent tango dancers in your area. It’s the best place to see pictures from milongas, find out whose going tango dancing tonight, and see some of the regional and national tango festivals our local dancers have attended.
At the milongas, most conversations are just polite greetings especially for the men (leaders) who are busy dancing with the ladies (followers) in the room. Talk while dancing is usually minimal as tango is the language being expressed. If you want to know your dancing partners and tango friends better, check Facebook as they often post pictures, comments about tango, and their daily lives.
It has been interesting to see posts from tango dancers that I meet up with regularly at tango dances. When the tango fanatics post a comment, there are usually a lot of comments in response. Many people are passionate about tango and making a quick comment gives them a break from their daily life. They often comment how they just enjoyed a recent tango event and they are looking forward to the next event.
For some, tango is a spice in their lives that makes them different from their friends, family, and co-workers. Tango is often described as the most difficult dance to learn and that is part of its allure. It takes classes and practice over many years to learn Argentine Tango well and not everyone can master it. It takes passion to learn tango, so using Facebook to share the experience is only natural.