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: Rhythmical orchestras I

In this class, we looked at little steps that would work well on rhythmical orchestras or on the more rhythmical part of any tango song. These steps are great tango salon classics and if you look at any performance by tango salon dancers, you'll see that they probably use them.

Summary video


Beginners & improvers: Little square

Top tips

  • Leaders: Dissociate each time you send your partner to the side to keep a nice connection.
  • Followers: Try and step nicely around your partner and not too far from him.


Intermediates / Advanced: Little crosses with no change of weight

Top tips

  • Leaders: To lead the back crosses, you need to tilt your axis in the direction you want the follower’s leg to go.
  • Followers: This is a move similar to that of a boleo, but with a soft energy. Make sure you keep your knees together and your back foot pointed.


Intermediates / Advanced: Ocho cortado with adornments

Top tips

  • Leaders: A nice way to lead the cross in the cortado is to move your axis a bit backwards. This creates space in front of you, which is a nice, subtle way to lead the cross.
  • Followers: There are a lot of adornments possible in the ocho cortado, these are just some examples. The most important thing in the cortado is to make sure that the foot of your free leg is either pointed or flex, but not just limp. From there, you can do any adornment



Top tips

  • Leaders: Practise shifting your axis forward, backward, sideways, without changing your weight. This is useful for more advanced steps like these.
  • Followers: Practice the cortado on your own, using the quick-quick-slow musicality and when you’re confident, try the adornment – first slowly, then to the normal musicality.


See you soon on the dancefloor,

Nati y Bruno