|He's talking and she's looking for an escape.|
A tango community where I once lived had a problem. When I arrived there, I was astounded by conversations going on while dancing. The garrulous dancers were entirely veteran men and women dancers!
The word "conversation" should not need to be defined, but let me clarify: Walkie-Talkie Dancing is not occasional sighs, or a few chuckles, a once-in-a-while "wow" or an occasional blurted "that was fun." Walkie-Talkie Dancing is an ongoing conversations while dancing.
Walkie-Talkie Dancing usually stops when a person learns a bit of tango etiquette. But seasoned dancers? No excuse.
This post is for new dancers who have to decide for themselves if their local veteran dancers (role models) are modeling the best habits or not.