Nice floor

2009 April 4
by Simba
Hardwood floor/Piso madero by Simba tango, on Flickr
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 Generic License by  Simba tango

Simba found a new cage. It has the most lovely hardwood floor. Parquet. Yum-ba! We’ll see how much milongas there will be in the new town, but Simba already started patrolling the new territory with enrosques and paradas thrown in here and there. And it is smooooth! So at least some private dancing inside the cave, while guarding the offspring.

I must admit floors mean a lot more to me after dancing tango for a while than they did before. I remember going to my first tango festival, and the more experienced dancers were discussing the quality of the floors in the different venues. ¿Que? A floor is a floor is a floor, right?

Not so, some are soft, some are hard, smooth, slippy. Some are actually adding significantly to the dancing experience. Like the floor at Canning. Wow! A lot of nice places have terrible floors, though, so it’s not that important, but I get all giggly inside whenever I step onto the floor at Canning. Sigh!

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