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: Directions- Theme: Pivoting in the line of dance

The idea in this class was to explore creative ways to go forward in the line of dance. With beginners, we started with a 360 degree pivot from the cross. In the intermediate class, we looked at a synchronised lapiz adornment, then a pivot to the right and last a very nice sequence using a change of front.

Summary video


Beginners & improvers: Cross and 360-degree turn

Top tips

  • Leaders: The key for this step is to go diagonal after the cross and to lead the follower to also go diagonal.
  • Followers: Don’t be afraid to go forward and to step close to the leader. Don’t try and avoid him.


Intermediates & up: Pivot to the right

Top tips

  • Leaders: Make sure you lead your partner to step closely to you.
  • Followers: Control your moves so that your steps look fluid and elegant.


Intermediates & up: Pivot and change of front

Top tips

  • Leaders: After the change of front, you need to lead the follower to step to your left, otherwise it will be very difficult for you to use the external lane.
  • Followers: For the change of front, make sure the two legs move in a synchronised maner.



Top tips

  • All: Practice pivoting on your own, 180 degrees, both legs, both directions, using dissociation.