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.
Fundamental technique: The concept of “hinges” in dissociation
- Leaders: Try and distinguish between dissociation which axis is around the follower’s supporting leg (which creates a pivot) and dissociation where one of your shoulders goes away from the follower (which in this case creates a step).
- Followers: It’s important for follower to have the ability to distinguish between a change of weight (where the leader’s sternum is not moving sideways), a pivot (where the leader’s torso goes around you) and a step (where the leader’s torso goes away or closer from you).
Beginners / Improvers: Entry into promenade or giro depending on dissociation hinge
- Leaders: To lead the follower forward, have your left shoulder move away from her. To lead a backward pivot, have your right shoulder move into her space.
- Followers: Be aware that a giro can start from any point: the side, forward or back step.
Intermediates: Entry to the giro from salida, with boleo and sacada
- Leaders: Enter in the follower’s side step to create the sacada / boleo.
- Followers: Keep the feet on the floor at all times during the dancing, especially during the giro – where it’s common for to lift their feet (and therefore lose their balance!).
- Together: The best thing you can do is practise the fundamental exercise technique we did in class. This is such a powerful exercise which will have such an impact on the clarity and comfort of your lead / following that it is well worth spending some time with it.
See you soon on the dancefloor,
Nati y Bruno