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1. Within the tango community I am a (choose as many as like) [This is the first question for Effective Teaching Methods.]:
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Leader
52.4%269
Follower
55.2%283
Student
56.3%289
Teacher
27.5%141
DJ
15.0%77
Promoter/Organizer
18.3%94
Vendor
1.4%7
Observer
13.8%71

2. I've been dancing tango for...
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less then one year.
17.2%88
between 1 and 2 years.
17.2%88
between 2 and 3 years.
11.5%59
between 3 and 4 years.
9.4%48
between 4 and 5 years.
7.0%36
greater then 5 years.
37.8%194

3. When you were a beginner, what TEACHER QUALITIES were most important to you for successfully learning tango?
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Average
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Very Important
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Extremely Important!
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Patience.0.4% (2)3.3% (15)14.6% (66)40.8% (184)40.8% (184)4.18451
Good dancer.0.0% (0)1.8% (8)17.4% (78)44.7% (200)36.0% (161)4.15447
Understood the mechanics of tango.0.0% (0)0.7% (3)3.6% (16)33.9% (152)61.9% (278)4.57449
Funny and entertaining.4.4% (20)19.5% (88)43.0% (194)26.6% (120)6.4% (29)3.11451
Non-judgemental.2.0% (9)8.1% (36)23.1% (103)33.0% (147)33.9% (151)3.89446
Danced with you during the class.1.3% (6)12.2% (55)27.2% (122)33.9% (152)25.4% (114)3.70449
Encouraging.0.7% (3)2.2% (10)12.7% (57)42.3% (190)42.1% (189)4.23449
Methodical and organized.0.2% (1)3.8% (17)20.9% (94)48.0% (216)27.1% (122)3.98450
Spent time explaining the "culture" of tango.2.9% (13)20.3% (90)36.9% (164)33.1% (147)6.8% (30)3.20444
Good listener and observer (empathetic).0.2% (1)4.1% (18)17.3% (77)42.8% (190)35.6% (158)4.09444
Good communication skills.0.0% (0)0.7% (3)5.8% (26)36.6% (164)56.9% (255)4.50448
Flexible and creative in the classroom.0.9% (4)5.2% (23)25.3% (112)45.4% (201)23.3% (103)3.85443
Knew your name.9.4% (42)26.2% (117)34.3% (153)21.1% (94)9.0% (40)2.94446

4. In your personal experience, what additional teacher qualities not listed above did you find to be most effective? (Feel free to expand and/or clarify any of the qualities listed above.)
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5. In your very first 6-8 week group class for ABSOLUTE BEGINNER'S, what general concepts and principles were, or should have been, taught, emphasized and practiced.
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No, Never!
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Probably Not
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If there's time
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Yes, Probably
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Absolutely!
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Timing and rhythm.0.5% (2)3.2% (13)16.2% (65)34.8% (140)45.3% (182)4.21402
Musicality.2.0% (8)9.9% (40)23.2% (94)32.6% (132)32.3% (131)3.83405
Disassociation in rotation between shoulders and hips.2.8% (11)15.0% (60)19.5% (78)31.6% (126)31.1% (124)3.73399
Pauses.2.3% (9)7.3% (29)18.4% (73)36.9% (146)35.1% (139)3.95396
Navigation.0.5% (2)6.5% (26)13.4% (53)31.5% (125)48.1% (191)4.20397
Techniques for Leading.0.3% (1)1.8% (7)6.0% (24)30.0% (120)62.0% (248)4.52400
Techniques for Following.0.0% (0)1.5% (6)8.1% (32)29.0% (114)61.3% (241)4.50393
Open Embrace.3.0% (12)8.3% (33)13.6% (54)34.5% (137)40.6% (161)4.01397
Close Embrace (Apilado).8.7% (34)19.1% (75)21.6% (85)28.8% (113)21.9% (86)3.36393
Close Embrace (V-Shape).7.8% (31)29.1% (115)25.8% (102)25.1% (99)12.2% (48)3.05395
Embellishments.29.7% (118)37.3% (148)23.9% (95)6.3% (25)2.8% (11)2.15397
Improvisation.12.6% (50)27.0% (107)22.2% (88)23.2% (92)15.1% (60)3.01397
Balance.0.0% (0)1.2% (5)7.2% (29)27.9% (113)63.7% (258)4.54405
Etiquette.0.5% (2)3.5% (14)14.4% (58)33.7% (136)48.0% (194)4.25404
History of Tango.4.0% (16)22.1% (88)43.7% (174)22.6% (90)7.5% (30)3.08398
Milonga (the dance).17.8% (70)35.3% (139)27.7% (109)12.9% (51)6.3% (25)2.55394
Vals.13.5% (52)36.6% (141)33.0% (127)13.2% (51)3.6% (14)2.57385
Overcoming the emotional hurdle of close embrace.6.3% (25)17.6% (70)25.4% (101)31.7% (126)18.9% (75)3.39397
Posture.0.7% (3)0.7% (3)2.0% (8)22.0% (89)74.6% (302)4.69405
Maintaining one's axis.0.2% (1)1.5% (6)6.2% (25)25.2% (102)66.8% (270)4.57404
Technique for walking backward.1.2% (5)2.2% (9)3.2% (13)23.8% (96)69.6% (281)4.58404
Technique for walking forward.0.2% (1)1.5% (6)4.4% (18)21.7% (88)72.2% (293)4.64406
Contra body motion.5.9% (23)21.5% (84)25.6% (100)22.8% (89)24.1% (94)3.38390
Maintaining line of dance.0.5% (2)1.5% (6)10.7% (43)27.2% (109)60.1% (241)4.45401
Collecting the feet.0.5% (2)2.2% (9)6.2% (25)28.0% (113)63.0% (254)4.51403
Followers should wait for the lead (not anticipate).0.2% (1)0.5% (2)2.2% (9)18.7% (76)78.3% (318)4.74406
Leaders should wait for the follow to complete her step before leading another.0.0% (0)1.3% (5)5.0% (20)29.0% (116)64.8% (259)4.57400

6. In your experience as a beginning student, what additional concepts and principles not listed above did you find to be most effective? (Again, feel free to expand or clarify any topic already listed above.)
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7. In your first tango class for BEGINNERS, which of the following specific elements were or should have been been taught and emphasized more.
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No Never.
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Probably Not
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If There's Time
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Probably Yes
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Absolutely
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Walking in place (marking time).2.6% (10)3.4% (13)5.6% (21)19.3% (73)69.0% (261)4.49378
Walking forward and backward.0.3% (1)1.6% (6)2.1% (8)12.4% (47)83.7% (318)4.78380
Forward ochos.11.1% (41)18.4% (68)21.4% (79)25.1% (93)24.1% (89)3.33370
Back ochos.8.4% (31)13.8% (51)14.9% (55)27.4% (101)35.5% (131)3.68369
Eight count basic.19.3% (72)21.1% (79)13.4% (50)19.0% (71)27.3% (102)3.14374
Ocho cortado.15.1% (55)21.4% (78)27.5% (100)22.3% (81)13.7% (50)2.98364
Check left turn.7.2% (25)12.6% (44)27.3% (95)27.9% (97)25.0% (87)3.51348
Side steps.1.6% (6)4.5% (17)7.6% (29)32.6% (124)53.7% (204)4.32380
Salida.8.3% (29)17.1% (60)21.7% (76)24.9% (87)28.0% (98)3.47350
Crusada.5.8% (21)12.2% (44)15.3% (55)25.8% (93)40.8% (147)3.84360
Resolution.5.2% (18)15.7% (54)20.1% (69)32.1% (110)26.8% (92)3.59343
Molinetes.18.3% (67)27.0% (99)21.0% (77)18.3% (67)15.3% (56)2.85366
Walking in the cross-foot system.7.9% (29)16.3% (60)20.7% (76)24.2% (89)31.0% (114)3.54368

8. In your personal experience as a beginner student, what specific element not listed above should also be taught to absolute beginners? (Also, feel free to expand on any of the topics listed above.)
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9. Which of the following teaching techniques do you think were the most effective in your first ABSOLUTE BEGINNER'S class.
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Average Worth
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Extremely Worthwhile!
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Average
Rating
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Having the follows dance with their eyes closed.3.5% (13)10.8% (40)18.9% (70)34.5% (128)32.3% (120)3.81371
Having men lead men.8.1% (29)19.8% (71)24.8% (89)30.4% (109)17.0% (61)3.28359
Having women lead women.9.9% (35)23.4% (83)33.2% (118)24.8% (88)8.7% (31)2.99355
Having women lead men.11.7% (42)24.9% (89)21.8% (78)29.6% (106)12.0% (43)3.05358
Practice hugging each other.10.1% (37)18.1% (66)22.5% (82)29.9% (109)19.5% (71)3.30365
Separating leaders/followers and teaching each group seperately.5.5% (20)18.5% (67)30.6% (111)31.1% (113)14.3% (52)3.30363
Doing walking exercises in solo position (no partner).0.5% (2)4.0% (15)19.5% (73)32.9% (123)43.0% (161)4.14374
Clapping to the beat.3.0% (11)10.4% (38)28.6% (105)34.6% (127)23.4% (86)3.65367
Follow/lead visually without touching each other.5.4% (20)12.3% (45)19.9% (73)37.9% (139)24.5% (90)3.64367
Asking students to demo and then critiquing them in front of the class.26.5% (97)44.8% (164)19.1% (70)8.5% (31)1.1% (4)2.13366
Changing partners often.0.0% (0)3.7% (14)13.1% (49)34.7% (130)48.5% (182)4.28375
Walking around during group practice time and critiquing students individually.2.1% (8)2.7% (10)10.1% (38)27.7% (104)57.4% (216)4.36376
Demonstrating with partner slowly while students follow along.1.1% (4)5.1% (19)15.2% (57)37.4% (140)41.2% (154)4.13374

10. In your experience as a beginning student, what additional teaching techniques not listed above did you find were extremely effective and worhwhile?
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11. For ABSOLUTE BEGINNER'S CLASS, what style music do you think is most effective for learning Argentine tango.
Give answer as a percentage. (Total must be 100).
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Traditional "Golden Age" tango.
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 70.9923,711334
Post Traditional "Golden Age" tango.
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 25.596,577257
Other (non-tango or tango).
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 16.893,412202

12. If you answered "Other", please identify...
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13. What additional thoughts, ideas, suggestions etc not discussed in previous questions did you find highly effective in learning to dance Argentine Tango?
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