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: Entry to the cross with no side step
- Leaders: To lead the cross with no side step, as you change lane, make sure you dissociate to keep the connection with your partner. To lead the cross, you’ll need to cancel out your dissociation and come back to neutral.
- Followers: At the cross, make sure you transfer your weight immediately to the front leg so that you are ready to exit. Keep your feet as parallel and close as possible. Cross tightly – your feet should look like a cross from above.
Intermediates / Advanced: High contact sacada and cross with right leg
- Leaders: To lead this cross, your left leg needs to back cross deep enough to push your front leg forward. If you front leg is in contact with the follower’s thigh, this movement will push her leg into a cross.
- Followers: To make this cross possible, you need to make sure both of your legs are synchronised with the leaders’. The correct walking technique is to extend your first leg together with him and then bring the second one together with him too. It is very common to bring the second leg too quickly, which will make this step difficult.
Intermediates / Advanced: High contact sacada with cross / uncross & pivot
- Leaders: You need the same technique to lead the cross. To enable the pivot, you need to position your left leg much deeper and further around as you pivot.
- Followers: Transfer your weight immediately on the front leg as for any cross, otherwise you won’t be ready for the pivot.
- Leader: Try and lead this various steps with different musicalities and speed. You’ll see that they can accommodate a wide range of musical spectrums.
- Follower: Practise the wide cross with the right leg as it is quite an unusual move.
See you soon on the dancefloor,
Nati y Bruno