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: Energy - Theme: Review

In this class, we aimed at getting as many different energies as possible, so we played with soft cortes contrasted with quick pasadas and a sharp back cross contrasted with a soft leader's giro. A great way to close this term!

Summary video


Beginners/Improvers: Corte

Top tips

  • Leaders: Please lead first the pivot keeping your shoulders horizontal, and then the corte, using a slight diagonal/downwards energy. These are two distinct leads.
  • Followers: Make sure you keep your knees together as you get into the corte.


Beginners/Improvers: Corte and pasada

Top tips

  • Leaders: To lead the pasada, open your shoulder sharply to the left.
  • Followers: Try and keep your feet on the floor at the pasada, and go around your partner’s foot as opposed to above.


Intermediates & up: Backcross and leader’s giro

Top tips

  • Leaders: Maintain your axis in a constant position and avoid swaying side to side or back and forth as it will make it difficult to keep your balance otherwise.
  • Followers: Make you keep on turning around your partner at constant speed.



Top tips

  • Leader: Try and practice the first sequence using only 8 beats, to get used to the tango phrasing.
  • Follower: Practice the quick giro on your own, turning around a chair or something smaller to make sure you are always staying at the same distance.