This week marks the end of our first Academic Term focusing on the Tango Dimension Directions and on Canaro’s orchestra. Time to review what you’ve learned!
Tango Dimension: Directions
In class, you’ve seen quite a few different concepts around the Tango Dimension Directions: turns, giros, managing corners, and all sorts of changes of direction. Click on the links to have access to all the class notes and videos for a quick refresher.
- Changing lanes: Simple yet musical combinations, enrosque and a beautiful sequence by milonguero Portalea.
- Forward ocho combinations: Classic forward ocho, giro and ocho cortado.
- Backward ocho and grapevine variations: Backward ocho, and grapevine as a foundation for creative exploration.
- Giros I: Simple giros and giros with sacadas.
- Giros II: Simple giros and giros with lapiz and enrosque.
- Creative changes of directions: Promenade and creative ways of changing directions, with rebounds and with a pivot on two feet.
- Managing corners: Simple and creative combinations for the dancefloor.
- Changes of directions and height: Dramatic step and milonguero dip.
- Review: Ocho, giro, sequences from Portalea and with soft rebounds.
Orchestra of the month
We have published quite a few posts on Francisco Canaro, our orchestra of the month. Time to learn more about him and (re)discover his music.
Next term programme – Mid October to End of November
Tango dimension: Interactions
Orchestra of the month: Ricardo Malerba