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.
July 8, 2019
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.
June 20, 2019
If we ran a survey, milongueros across the world would probably say that colgadas are the scariiiiiest step there is! Don't fret though, in this class, we saw how to use the concept of shared axis in a safe, fun and beautiful way.
This class started with a simple square around the leader for beginners. In the intermediate class, we added variant to this step, with a boleo, a giro and a change of direction. We also saw a step we particularly like, a pasada using the follower's back foot.
In this class, we had a look at a simple change of lane for beginners. For intermediates & up, we looked at a beautiful twist on the classic ocho cortado, using out of axis movements
This is the first class of our series on axis. In this class, we started with the basic concepts of axis displacement and some pretty mini colgadas that are very easy to place on the dancefloor.
This is the last class of our series on old school milongueros. Time to review what you've learnt and some of our favourite steps.
Dancing is done to music and one of the best ways to improve your dancing is to better understand the music you dance on. Because if not dancing to the music, we're not really dancing, we're merely moving.
So, here are 5 top tips to help you go get this exhilarating feeling of being at one with the music: the feeling of dancing.
May 23, 2019
This week is a tango tanda by Aníbal Troilo, one of the best Argentine bandoneon players, but also a composer, arranger and bandleader. His orchestra was very popular with dancers during the golden age of tango, although he changed to a concert sound by the late 1950s.
April 8, 2019
A red rose between the teeth of a follower is one of the most, if not the most iconic image (and stereotypes) associated with tango. But where on Earth did it come from?... (part 2/2)