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.

Season: The embrace - Theme: Pivots in close embrace

In this class, we explored pivots in close embrace, including an elegant step where the follower turns around the leader, which can be used as an entry to a giro.

Summary video


Beginners & Improvers: Follower walks around the leader

Top tips

  • Leaders: Make sure you keep the lead from your torso clear by dissociating. You might need to use compression from the hands to lead the back pivot.
  • Followers: Dissociate first and then pivot your hips. In pivots, the movement of the lower body starts from the heel: kick your heel to generate the pivot.


Intermediates: Pivot in close embrace

Top tips

  • Leaders: To keep the close embrace, you might need to place your axis a bit backwards. Pulling your hips backwards will help you achieve this.
  • Followers: Step close to the leader in order not to pull him of axis.


Intermediates: Entry to giro

  • Leaders: Back cross as the follower steps backwards to prepare for the giro.
  • Followers: Make sure you continue to turn in the giro until you feel the leader stops you.


See you soon on the dancefloor,

Nati y Bruno