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

May 23, 2017

Class video & notes – 21/05/2017

By |May 23rd, 2017|

Dimension: Axis - Theme: Planeos

Planeos... Another beautiful, aerial tango family step. In the beginner class, we started with two classic planeos, one from the backward ocho and the other from the forward ocho. In the second class, we were a bit more adventurous and saw an off-axis planeo, a planeo on both legs and a very nice planeo from a sentada (a personal favourite)

Class video & notes – 14/05/2017

By |May 17th, 2017|

Dimension: Axis - Theme: Linear volcadas

In this class, for beginners and improvers, we saw a simple pivot from the sandwich - we really like this step, it's cute and romantic. We then moved on to a first linear volcada from the back cross (a classic) and another linear volcada with the follower's right leg (much more original).

Class video & notes – 10/05/2017

By |May 11th, 2017|

Dimension: Axis - Theme: Pasadas/paradas

To start our new term, we focused on paradas and pasadas, these steps where the follower steps over the leader's leg. We started with a simple combination for beginners and then explored a pasada in backward ocho followed by a single axis turn for the intermediates and up. Challenging but also beautiful!

April 21, 2017

Class video & notes – 19/04/2017

By |April 21st, 2017|

Dimension: Immersion - Theme: Steps inspired by Osvaldo Zotto

In this class, we started by reviewing the classic cross. In the intermediate class, we focused on a step with 2 empujaditas and another with an old-fashioned traditional back boleo.

Class video & notes – 16/04/2017

By |April 18th, 2017|

Dimension: Immersion - Theme: Steps inspired by Giraldo Portalea

Giraldo Portalea is very famous for his unique combinations, his smooth dancing and his cadencia. In this class, we started with the Americana before exploring some of Portalea's signature moves: a mix between back cross and backward ocho, a single axis turn from a unique entry point, and an Americana using counter-energy.

Class video & notes – 12/04/2017

By |April 14th, 2017|

Dimension: Immersion - Theme: Steps inspired by los Perez

Los Perez are unavoidable in Buenos Aires. Apparently all tango world champions have trained with them at some point. We started the beginners class with a simple ocho with sacada before moving on to an ocho with leader's adornment, a giro with a barrida and a playful little cadencia.