There's this certain tango-teaching couple. They've got about 200 popular videos on youtube, from their seminars and classes all over the world.
I've been watching their youtube videos for a year, ooing and ahing at all the cool ideas they demonstrate and trying them out at home.
So I go into my class this morning at DNI, Tango 2/3 (beginner-intermediate), and the man is sitting on the floor. For me this was like, you come home, sit down to chill, and Mark Walberg brings you a brewskie from the kitchen.
I think, "Must have just taught a class, now he's bailing." But no, he was putting on his shoes for the class. The same class I was about to take.
No doubt that kind of occurrence is the most normal thing in the world around here. Kind of tripped me out a little, though.
Later one of the young talented attractive teachers said something in Spanish--er, Castellano--to a woman student in the class, addressing her by name. I then realized she was the wife of the famous tango youtube star. I hadn't recognized her at first with the pulled-back-for-class hair. So the two masters were there taking Tango 2/3 with me.
Funny thing was, I think I lead my gal into his gal about three times, or the other way, I don't know. This is not something I normally do, but there were boleos happening, which I don't typically lead in small crowded places. He looked at me and smiled either apologetically or "Moron," I don't know. Seeing his bright smiling face a couple feet away in ultra-high resolution, he looks much younger, fresher, more vivid than he does at 320x240 pixels on youtube, but he also has that tired vibe that I often feel but don't see in all the 20- and 30-somethings in these classes.