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: Axis - Theme: Planeos

Planeos... Another beautiful, aerial tango family step. In the beginner class, we started with two classic planeos, one from the backward ocho and the other from the forward ocho. In the second class, we were a bit more adventurous and saw an off-axis planeo, a planeo on both legs and a very nice planeo from a sentada (a personal favourite).

Summary video


Beginners & improvers: Planeo from backward or forward ocho

Top tips

  • Leaders: For both planeos, you need to swing your hips so that you can walk backwards around your partner. Do not try and walk sideways, it makes things much harder.
  • Followers: Engage your core muscles and your shoulder blades to make yourself stable.


Intermediates & up: Planeo with off axis

Top tips

  • Leaders: Make sure you establish contact with the chest before taking your partner off axis and be ready to carry her weight as you walk backwards.
  • Followers: Core muscles, core muscles, core muscles!


Intermediates & up: Planeo on both legs

Top tips

  • Leaders: To make your partner change from one leg to the other, you need to take her slightly off axis laterally.
  • Followers: This is a bit of a strange lead, so as always, be open minded!.



Top tips

  • Leaders: Practice walking backwards around a chair, always maintaining the same distance.
  • Followers: Practice your adornments.