You’ll find here a selection of blog posts specially dedicated to non tango dancers or recent beginners.
The tango world is a bit like a milonga tune: it suddenly speeds up and then a pause sneaks up on you without warning – that’s when you can breathe.
Our blog page is a bit similar, sometimes quiet and sometimes showing serious signs of hyperactivity. In any case, we’ll try to remain in control and call the tune. If you feel we’re sluggish, you can always send us a TASBO (PS: that’s a Tango ASBO).
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April 11, 2017
In this class, we continued to have a look at steps inspired by Osvaldo and Coca. We started with what we call a flat giro for the beginners and then used this concept in the intermediate class for a couple of creative and inventive steps.
In this class, we focused on our favourite old school milongueros, Osvaldo and Coca, which musicality and playfulness we simply can't get enough of. There are loads of videos of them on Youtube, just look for Osvaldo Coca Tango.
March 31, 2017
We started one of our favourite dimension - immersion - by looking at steps from Nito and Alba, who were dancing in the Golden Age of tango. We did a couple of sacadas (including quite a challenging sacada leading the follower into a cross) and a sequence from Americana.
In this class, we had a look at how we could use the axis to lead front crosses, back crosses and back cross sandwiches. Very playful additions to your repertoire of steps.
In this class, we played with changes of speed. We applied it to the backward ochos by adding little rebounds to this simple step rhythmical and playful. We also focused on cadencias, these littles steps that play with the pendulum technique and that are just, so salón.
The cross is one of tango's emblematic steps. In this class, we started with a basic cross and then played with how the cross could look and feel with different musicalities and techniques, including that of the empujadita.