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: Changes of energy

This is our first class on our new dimension: energy. In this class, we saw how to build up energy and how to go from rhythmical to melodic, slow steps - playing with sacadas, giros and planeos.

Summary video


Beginners/Improvers: Ocho with sacada

Top tips

  • Leaders: Try and lead your partner into a diagonal. If she steps too close to you, it will be quite difficult to do the sacada.
  • Followers: Try and take nice long steps.


Intermediates & up: Cross with sharp pivot

Top tips

  • Leaders: Try and take a longer step right before the follower’s cross, so that you have more leadway to lead her with more energy.
  • Followers: Depending on the lead, this might feel like a cross and a pivot or just a pivot. Just follow what you feel.


Intermediates & up: Giro with planeo

Top tips

  • Leaders: You need to close the embrace tightly at the side step or you won’t be able to create the connection needed for the planeo.
  • Followers: Keep your leg straight and to the side during the planeo.



Top tips

  • Together: Practice the ocho with sacada or giro with sacada slowly together, feeling the weight in the middle of your two feet and then the gradual transfer of axis forward.