You’ll find here a selection of blog posts specially dedicated to non tango dancers or recent beginners.

September 29, 2017

Class video & notes – 27/09/2017

By |September 29th, 2017|

Dimension: Directions - Theme: Giros and planeos

In this class, we started with the basic giro to the right of the leader. For the intermediates, we looked at several variants where we mixed giros and planeos for a lovely, romantic feel.

11 (dubious) tango stats you shouldn’t know… [Infographic]

By |September 28th, 2017|

52% of ladies start tango to have an excuse to buy more shoes. The average speed of a boleo is 42 mph. And plenty of other dubious stats about tango...

Class video & notes – 20/09/2017

By |September 22nd, 2017|

Dimension: Directions - Theme: Backward ocho combination

In this class, we started with the classic backward ocho. For intermediates, we looked at a double backward ocho which is very musical and nice on rhythmical orchestras or at the end of musical phrases and a mini giro which can be led at a sandwich.

Class video & notes – 17/09/2017

By |September 19th, 2017|

Dimension: Directions - Theme: Forward ocho combination

In this class, we started with the classic forward ocho. For intermediates, we looked at an adventurous combination using a deep sacada we sometimes call an invasion.

Class video & notes – 13/09/2017

By |September 16th, 2017|

Dimension: Directions - Theme: Rebounds and changes of weight

In this class, we had a look at how rebounds make us change directions. We did a simple rebound for beginners and for intermediates looked at more advanced versions where the leader and the follower move independently from one another, including a very original step where the rebound leads to a pasada.

Class video & notes – 10/09/2017

By |September 12th, 2017|

Dimension: Directions - Theme: Creative ways to stay in the line of dance

The idea in this class was to explore creative ways to go forward in the line of dance. With beginners, we started with a 360 degree pivot from the cross. In the intermediate class, we looked at a synchronised lapiz adornment, then a pivot to the right and last a very nice sequence using a change of front.