If you’re used to learning choreographies, don’t panic! Yes, improvised dancing takes a bit of adjusting, but once you relax, things become much easier and you’ll get a very worth-while buzz. (4/4)
September 16, 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.
August 25, 2019
In this class, we has a look at a couple of simple structures that can be used in fast tangos or more generally to interpret the rhythmic section of most tangos. Simple but powerful.
In this class, we worked on how to change speed using pivots and giros. For intermediates, we saw a variety of combinations using the famous and classic entry to the ocho step. Bring it on Pugliese, we're ready!
July 8, 2019
In this class, we focused on how to change speed using pivots and giros. For intermediates, we saw a lovely sequence using giro, sacada, planeo and barrida. A great addition to add some umpf to your tango repertoire.
In this class, we reviewed some of the steps we saw in our last term, including various planeos and a fast flat giro to add contrasts.
Ganchos, these emblematic tango steps! Ganchos are steps where one partner (often the follower) kicks under the other's leg and enganches are steps where one partner (again normally the follower) wraps one leg around the partner's leg. In this class, we saw a few classic combinations of both ganchos and enganches
In this class, we saw a pot-pourri of steps we really like from the Golden Age, including classic and unusual combinations using the cross as well as a barrida and gancho combination that stole our heart.
Playing with different time signatures, e.g when the leader and the follower don't follow the same rythm, is an incredibly powerful tool to add spice and personality to your tango. In this class, we looked at some classic steps that use different time signatures.
Tango is a walking dance and therefore the walk plays a large role in making your tango expressive. In this class, we looked at a few old fashioned and traditional tango walks, with some leaders' adornments.