There is a paradox in tango: different teachers teach in different ways, often oppose each other in questions of technique, but all of them dance amongst themselves without difficulties. How is this possible?
One could say there should be some basic principles common to all styles and teachers hiding behind the variety of technical details. Otherwise it would be hard to imagine how do tangueros from different schools in different countries find the understanding on a dancing floor easily. But they do, everywhere in the world!
This is extremely important for understanding the essence of tango, but I haven't yet found a clear explanation of what is compulsory for tango, what can be done and what definitely can't. Clearly a dancer who discoveres and absorbes such principles will get a huge advantage.
After many years of hard work I can finally say that I found these principles and am ready to share them with you all. They help a lot during studying tango, because they allow individual development program for every student, directed to aspects of his/her dance which need improving. The same principles help discovering the limits of tango where if you cross them you are dancing a different style, not tango anymore.
To date we discovered 12 basic principles of tango movement in a couple. As there are always new tango schools and professionals to consult and dance with, it is quite possible there are more of these principles to be found... And so this inspirational process goes on...