Went back and forth again tonight between two milongas, but these were only 3 blocks apart.
And at one of them I discovered that the Mark I’ve been talking about exists.
By way of description I’ll just say that he was perfect. He put his body and mine exactly where they needed to be in every moment.
But more important to me is that he did not play it safe. In the first song he tried everything, to discover what he could play with. But then he went further. He used my body to the limit. How slow can she move, how fast? How deep a volcada can she do? How long will she stay in colgada? How hard can I push on here, how long can I stretch her leg. He continued to explore throughout the two very long tandas.
It was the most professional dance I’ve experienced. Not a thread of seduction or heat.
(This turned out to be Roberto, who would become my dance partner.)