Now & Then

I found tango…or more correctly, tango found me at a low time in my life. Lots of things were just a mess and I was confused, scared, wondering, distrusting, and really lost in who I was and how I felt.

I was allowed to feel all of these emotions while I danced. I got to be held while I felt so unsure about so many things. Touch simply bonded me to people and a community that encouraged me to process and grow in a really healthy way.

Two big things that tango has given me that I didn’t have when I started: confidence and the power to set boundaries. I am confident in my feelings, especially when I feel like something is wrong and I can find the words to articulate my role in a relationship in response to those feelings.

How has tango changed or influenced your civilian life?

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