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.

Dimension: Directions - Theme: Elegant pivots on two feet

Learn alternative ways to turn: on two feet! Cute little 180-degree turns and original pivots into and from the cross.

Summary video

 

Beginners & improvers: Cute 180-degree turn where the leader pivots on two feet

Top tips

  • Leaders: Pivoting on your toes on one side and one your heels on the other makes you collect your feet at the end of the pivot! Handy! :-)
  • Followers: Walk close to your partner, and every two steps, there is a pivot.

 

Beginners & improvers: Pivot of the follower on two feet

Top tips

  • Followers: Make sure you have a proper walking technique, always passing by the middle on the beat. This will make this (and any other!) step easier.

 

Intermediates: Pivot on two feet leading to the cross

Top tips

  • Leaders: To go past your partner without her moving, you need (for once), to go with the leg first and leave your torso slightly behind.
  • Followers: When your partner goes to your side, make sure you keep the connection with him by dissociating.

 

Intermediates: Pivot on two feet from the cross

Top tips

  • Leaders: Lead a wide cross by giving the follower more energy sideways than for a normal cross.
  • Followers: For the uncrossing, start with your weight on two feet and gradually transfer on to your right foot.

 

Homework

Top tips

  • Leaders: Practise the technique described in the first step; e.g. pivoting on the heel of one foot and the ball of the other. This is a really useful technique that can be used in a variety of steps.
  • Followers: Pivoting on 2 feet is a bit uncommon, so try and practise it on your own. The movement should be fluid and graceful.

 

See you soon on the dancefloor,

Nati y Bruno