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: High energy giros with sacadas & boleos

In this class, we built up a bit of tension and drama by playing with low and high sacadas, and a back / forward boleo combination.

Summary video


Beginners/Improvers: Giro from backward ocho

Top tips

  • Leaders: To lead the follower to go backwards, make sure you bring your right shoulder a bit forward for the pivot. If not, the follower might understand she needs to go forward instead.
  • Followers: Try and draw a nice square with your feet whilst keeping your torso and face towards your partner at all times.


Intermediates & up: Double boleo with sacada

Top tips

  • Leaders: The first boleo is facilitated by a high sacada (at thigh level). However, it is not the leg contact that creates the boleo, it is the lead from the torso.
  • Followers: Make sure you keep your knees together in the boleo sequence.


Intermediates & up: Giro with sacadas and boleo sequence

Top tips

  • Leaders: Make sure you step on time for each sacada or you won’t be in time for the boleos.
  • Followers: Keep your core muscles engaged and your torso still as you do the boleos. Don’t let the velocity of the legs move your torso in every direction.



Top tips

  • Leader: Practice the sacadas footwork for the giros on your own.
  • Follower: Practice the boleo sequence on your own.