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: Planeos

Planeos are very beautiful and airy moves where the leader rotates around the follower - like the earth around the sun. We thought it was a fantastic theme for the Autumn equinox! We saw a couple of planeos from forward and backward ochos and also a planeo for the leader. Once you get the gist of it, planeos are actually easier than they look, so come on, give them a try!

Summary video


Beginners & improvers: Planeo from backward & forward ocho

Top tips

  • Leaders: Before entering the planeo, change your embrace to hold your partner tigther. Make sure your partner puts a bit of weight on you and avoid stepping too close to her or you’ll both topple over.
  • Followers: Try and lean a bit against your partner’s shoulder to help him feel where your axis is. Engage your core muscles to make the step easier.


Intermediates: Planeos on both legs

Top tips

  • Leaders: From the initial planeo, you need to dissociate to make your partner step forward and transfer her weight to the other leg.
  • Followers: When changing legs, first extend the free leg and then bend it as you transfer your weight.


Intermediates Plus: Leader planeo

Top tips

  • Leaders: Keep the dissociation of your left shoulder constantly active or your partner will stop turning around you.
  • Followers: Try and feel where your partner’s axis is to turn around it as smoothly as possible.



Top tips

  • Leaders: Practise walking backwards in a nice circle. It is more difficult than it seems!
  • Followers: Practise the position of the planeos on your own with the adornments. Watch your posture and engage your core.

See you soon on the dancefloor,

Nati y Bruno