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: Baby forward ochos
- Leaders: To make your partner pivot less than 180 degree, you’ll need to dissociate less than what you normally do for a forward ocho.
- Followers: Go forward frankly with confidence!
Beginners/Improvers: Deep ochos
- Leaders: To make your partner pivot more than 180 degree, you’ll need to use the compression technique.
- Followers: Make sure you complete your pivot before extending your leg forward or your pivot will be too small. Don’t forget to push out of the pivot with your back leg to take a big step forward.
Deep ochos with leader’s footwork inspired by Pupi Castillo
- Leaders: Prepare for your footwork as your partner is to your right.
- Followers: Make sure you can complete your step without requiring too much energy or support from your partner.
Follower’s square with leader’s zigzap step
- Leaders: As you do your 180-degree pivot in the zigzag, make sure you keep your torso still to maintain the connection with your partner.
- Followers: You need to pivot 90 degrees every 2 steps.
- Leaders: Practice Pupi’s footwork on your own until you are proficient.
- Followers: Practice ochos with different sized pivots – the normal 180-degree pivot, smaller and larger.
See you soon on the dancefloor,
Nati y Bruno