This class closes the term dedicated to the tango embrace, one of our favourite dimensions. We reviewed some of the steps that we have covered in previous classes: media luna, back sacada, follower's forward walking. Why choose when you can have it all?
March 20, 2020
In this class, we explored giros that work really well on different types of music, slow or fast. We explored giros to the left and to the right, as well as giros on the beat and on the half beat. Quite a feast!
In this class, we explored giros that work really well on slow music: giros with static axis around the leader. We also threw in a few adornments for the leader, an enrosque and a lapiz for good measure! Time to shine, guys!
In this class, we explored some of our favourite vals cadenas. Vals are irresistible to dance to, so don't miss our learning steps that are designed to match the beauty of this dance.
If you like traditional tango salon, slow tangos are a joy to dance to. They enable self expression and intimate dancing in a way that ryhthmic tangos don't. For this class, we focused on how we could use the cross to dance on slow tangos. Simply beautiful.
For the end of our term, we reviewed our favourite steps, the corrida and some variants of the Americana.
This is my private tuition e-tango setup. And this is fascinating.
Adapt, adapt is the key word – I’ve started to give e-private tuition at the beginning of March 2020, to some students in the U.K. and abroad. At first it felt odd – at the beginning of the year, I wouldn’t have thought giving online private tuition would have any appeal. But, being forced to stay apart, brought a few surprises with e-tango.
First, I found every student to be so attentive and focus on the details, willing to repeat a move several times to make it perfect – in contrast with, in a person-to-person context, they preferred to do it just a few times and quickly come back to the pleasure of dancing.
Some also told me it was surprisingly interesting (they thought it would be less exciting than in embrace), and gave them the homework they needed as they faced isolation or quarantine. A few already took from these lessons their lunch tango training.
And this is what perhaps astounded me the most – the fact online private tuition often feels more intense than dancing in a face to face environment. My students told me they felt they had a true workout in the end. Perhaps, because things get so precise, they need to have a high level of concentration. The result is astonishing- in many cases, the learning is not less but at least equal compared to a face to face context. Also because I need to prepare more solo exercises, the student goes away with things they can practice over and over until they feel perfect.
Of course something is different – since there is no actual […]
The vaiven, these smooth and romantic back and forth movements are often associated with changes of height. They really are a great addition to your tango repertoire and work great and slow music.
The americana, with its open embrace in espejo (or mirror position) is always a great starting point to try creative combinations. In this class, we combined the americana and changes of height.