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: Speed - Theme: Melodic orchestras II

In this class, we continued to see how to add contrasts to slow, melodic orchestras with a really nice sanguchito for beginners. For intermediate plus, we studied in more details the song Nada and saw how to interpret it with a twirling planeo ending in a volcada, contrasted with a quick cadena.

Summary video


Beginners & improvers: Corte and cadena

Top tips

  • Leaders: For the cadena, lead a corte to your right (a bit unusual), and start your sandwich with your right foot (again, a bit unusual).
  • Followers: Really bring your knees together at the corte, the right knee should be “hiding” behind the left one.


Intermediates / Advanced: Twirling planeo

Top tips

  • Leaders: Keep the dissociation active during the planeo, and make sure you walk around your partner as much as possible, so as not to pull her out of axis.
  • Followers: Keep your core muscles engaged, and push down with your left arm to create a stronger connection on the closed side of the embrace.


Intermediates / Advanced: Cadena

Top tips

  • Both: Don’t forget to collect your feet at each pivot to avoid the “John Wayne” look!



Top tips

  • Both: Listen to the song “Nada” by Di Sarli and try and predict when the music is speeding up and slowing down.


See you soon on the dancefloor,

Nati y Bruno