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The Gavito Gravitas

30 Apr 2012 4:58 PM | David Gurr

Many Leaders seek to command Admiration & Respect by the time-and-space-consuming method of a large sweeping movement of a spare foot and/or limb intruding into the Line of Dance. This heavy-lifting  is not necessary if the Gavito Jacket Adjustment move has been mastered.


First, acquire a jacket. (One that fits --preferably custom-tailored -- will assist.) With the jacket in place on the shoulders (no time needs to be wasted here learning counter-body rotation) shoot your French Cuffs, casually examine the links, shrug, bend the forearms -- gracefully, in a relaxed manner -- straighten the neck and bring the heels (slightly Cuban) together. Nod, almost imperceptibly, in acknowledgement of the admiration you should now be receiving from the dancers lined up behind you. Finally, button the jacket, and (ignoring any sounds of applause) commence the Embrace. Women will be swooning. Men will be ready to shoot themselves.


One caveat of caution: before buying the Jacket, first also master Gavito's incomparable Tango technique.


  • 30 Apr 2012 5:49 PM | Homer G Ladas (Administrator)
    I have a long way to go to achieve mastery of the Gavito technique...but I'm glad you carefully explained the gravitas method. I seem to be able to either wear either a jacket or have cuff links on my shirt but not both and many times neither! Also, I'd have to do something with my Kangol cap and baggy trousers. Perhaps it's better, for several reasons, that there is (was) only one Gavito?! Just like David Gurr...there can be only one! I'll save my 'categorical vs individual' style rampage for my own blog (Homer's road)!

    Hugs, Homer ;)
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    • 30 Apr 2012 6:02 PM | David Gurr
      & only one Homer -- since the Iliad. Cap that.
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