This class closes the term dedicated to the tango embrace, one of our favourite dimensions. We reviewed some of the steps that we have covered in previous classes: media luna, back sacada, follower's forward walking. Why choose when you can have it all?
March 20, 2020
In this class, we explored giros that work really well on different types of music, slow or fast. We explored giros to the left and to the right, as well as giros on the beat and on the half beat. Quite a feast!
In this class, we explored giros that work really well on slow music: giros with static axis around the leader. We also threw in a few adornments for the leader, an enrosque and a lapiz for good measure! Time to shine, guys!
In this class, we explored some of our favourite vals cadenas. Vals are irresistible to dance to, so don't miss our learning steps that are designed to match the beauty of this dance.
If you like traditional tango salon, slow tangos are a joy to dance to. They enable self expression and intimate dancing in a way that ryhthmic tangos don't. For this class, we focused on how we could use the cross to dance on slow tangos. Simply beautiful.
For the end of our term, we reviewed our favourite steps, the corrida and some variants of the Americana.
The vaiven, these smooth and romantic back and forth movements are often associated with changes of height. They really are a great addition to your tango repertoire and work great and slow music.
The americana, with its open embrace in espejo (or mirror position) is always a great starting point to try creative combinations. In this class, we combined the americana and changes of height.
Life is not linear, why should your tango be? In this class, we had a look at how to vary height in ryhtmic tangos. Change of height and of rhythm? Sign me in!
September 8, 2019
In this class, we has a look at a classic tango step, the barrida where one partner sweeps the other's foot on the floor. We had a look at how to play with the speed and energy of the barrida to generate soft barridas or high energy ones.