102. Tango in the Park

Mary always loved dancing. She especially loved dancing styles from across Latin America. In college she classes to learn mambo and cha-cha, both dances originally from Cuba. Her friends from the Dominican showed Mary how to dance merengue and bachata. Puerto Rican friend held a salsa dancing party her house. Before then Mary always just thought was something you ate on tacos or with . She had no idea it was also the of a dance style. One dance style that had yet to try was tango from Argentina.

seemed so complicated to Mary. The footwork was intricate. She imagined she would end up stepping her partner's feet. Mary hadn't had a tango yet. She didn't have a dance partner in . In classes, instructors always paired her up with classmates. At dance clubs it was easy to a dance partner. Tango classes were expensive though. didn't even think there were any tango clubs.

day Mary received an email from a friend information about a tango night outside the city's center. Musicians would be playing tango music and would teach the basic steps. The best of , the event was free and no partner was .

On the night of the tango event, Mary her high-heeled dancing shoes. There was a wooden floor in the middle of the music center . A group of musicians played on a small in front of the dance floor. "May I this dance?" a man asked Mary when she . He wore a sticker with the words "dance " on it. Mary accepted the invitation to dance. night Mary learned that it did take two tango.