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: Immersion - Theme: Pupi Castillo

In this class, we saw a couple of steps inspired by Pupi Castillo, including a sacada with amazing footwork for the leader.

Summary video


Beginners/Improvers: Baby forward ochos

Top tips

  • Leaders: To make your partner pivot less than 180 degree, you’ll need to dissociate less than what you normally do for a forward ocho.
  • Followers: Go forward frankly with confidence!


Beginners/Improvers: Deep ochos

Top tips

  • Leaders: To make your partner pivot more than 180 degree, you’ll need to use the compression technique.
  • Followers: Make sure you complete your pivot before extending your leg forward or your pivot will be too small. Don’t forget to push out of the pivot with your back leg to take a big step forward.


Deep ochos with leader’s footwork inspired by Pupi Castillo

Top tips

  • Leaders: Prepare for your footwork as your partner is to your right.
  • Followers: Make sure you can complete your step without requiring too much energy or support from your partner.


Follower’s square with leader’s zigzap step

Top tips

  • Leaders: As you do your 180-degree pivot in the zigzag, make sure you keep your torso still to maintain the connection with your partner.
  • Followers: You need to pivot 90 degrees every 2 steps.



Top tips

  • Leaders: Practice Pupi’s footwork on your own until you are proficient.
  • Followers: Practice ochos with different sized pivots – the normal 180-degree pivot, smaller and larger.


See you soon on the dancefloor,

Nati y Bruno