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: Speed - Theme: Asynchronicity II

To end our term, we studied a couple of Asynchronous steps, which also happen to be inspired by Osvaldo and Coca, 2 amazing dancers from the Golden Age of Tango and had a look at some of their signature moves. Very playful and musical.

Summary video



 

Beginners & improvers: Rebound in backward ocho

Top tips

  • Leaders: Make sure you only lead a small pivot first and then the rebound. After the rebound, lead the reminder of the pivot and then the full step with transfer of weight. This should make you and the follower go first diagonal and then sideways.
  • Followers: Pay attention to how much the leader dissociate to evaluate how big the pivot should be.

 

Intermediates / Advanced: Asynchronous walking, Osvaldo style

Top tips

  • Leaders: During your footwork, make sure you hold your partner up a little to make sure she doesn’t change weight with you. If you “muffle” your change of weight by having little or no change of axis during your change of weight, it will help a lot.
  • Followers: Make sure you anchor your weight strongly on your supporting leg, which will give you the balance and freedom to do adornments with your free leg.

 

Intermediates / Advanced: Follower’s backward ocho with leader’s quick giro steps

Top tips

  • Leaders: The follower should be doing her backward ocho when you’re doing your side step.
  • Followers: Make sure you keep a nice connection with your partner with the use of dissociation.

 

Homework

Top tips

  • Leaders: Practice the footwork of these steps on your own, there’s no other way! :-)
  • Followers: Practice the backward ocho with the rebounds on your own, with or without support, it’s a great exercise for balance and control of axis.

 

See you soon on the dancefloor,

Nati y Bruno