Matt Harding, the protagonist of the "Dancing" videos on Youtube, expressly states that he wasn't intending any kind of "message" in making the videos he has pieced together with clips of his dippity-do-dah dance in different countries across the globe (except maybe, "Stride Gum sponsored me").
His videos are goofy and popular, and I must be the last person on earth to have viewed them, but I like them:
Although I am not advocating that people start dancing willy-nilly in the milongas with their elbows sticking out amok-style, there must be something worthwhile in "the act of doing a goofy dance en masse in different countries in a non-message like manner".
Maybe it's Matt's attitude that I admire. Must "dance" have a message? Why should "dance" be elitist? Can't dance just be some sort of nebulous, undefinable physical expression of joy which could be universally shared and understood by all humans, regardless of race, culture, or nationality?
Martha's Apartment in Buenos Aires
A Non-exhaustive set of Tango links in Toronto
- La Cachila - weekly milonga
- Paradiso -- weekly milonga
- Practica El Beso
- WE Tango
- Tango Sur - classes, shows
- Rhythm and Motion - classes, milonga, practica, annual Toronto Tango Festival
- Tango Obsession - classes, weekly Practica La Coqueta
- Tango Lirico - classes, practica, weekly milonga
- Tango de Oro - classes, shows
- Tango Soul Productions - classes, weekly milonga, shows, El Congreso annual Tango Festival
- Vivatango - classes
- Tango Argentino - classes
- Club Milonga - classes, special events
- Alternatango - classes, weekly milonga
- University of Toronto Tango Club - classes, practica
- El Abrazo - classes
- Tangoloft - twice monthly milonga