Every week, you’ll find on our blog class notes and a summary video from our Wednesday and Sunday tango group classes.
These video and notes are meant to help our students remember what they’ve done in class.
Beginners/Improvers: Little turn with the leader’s foot in a sandwich
- Leaders: As you lead the pivot with your chest, make sure you also pivot your foot, otherwise you’ll be preventing the follower from pivoting.
- Followers: Keep nicely in your axis during the turn.
Beginners/Improvers: Repeat little turns with foot in sandwich
- Leaders: When you go around, you will be in a single-axis position, so you need to go around your partner very closely. If your step around her is too far from her, one of you might lose their balance.
- Followers: Don’t anticipate the end of the step, just wait and see what the leaders proposes: another turn or the exit. Engage your core muscles to remain light in this step.
Intermediates & up: Single axis turn
- Leaders: To make this possible, you need to get to the back of your axis by pushing your bum outwards a little. This should feel like a mini-colgada.
- Followers: This step can be a bit scary, but allow to go with your axis backwards a bit as a response to the leader’s own motion.
Intermediates & up: Invasion
- Leaders: In the invasion, really go forward. Don’t forget to lift your partner before the invasion or she might cross backwards instead!
- Followers: In this step, you should feel again in a mini-colgada situation. Try and keep your torso straight as it will make your next move easier.
- Leaders: Practice the turn with sandwiched foot on your own: the move from your torso to lead the follower should match the move from your foot enabling her to pivot.
- Follower: Practice the move from the invasion on your own: make sure your torso remains straight and the big toe of your back leg on the floor.