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: El Turco Jose

In this class, we had a closer look at El Turco Jose and his amazing invention, the entry to the ocho. This is a beautiful step to start ochos forward and giros - versatile and musical.

Summary video


Beginners / Improvers: Entry to the ocho

Top tips

  • Leaders: First lead the pivot and then the change of weight by gently pushing your partner outward.
  • Followers: Keep your feet together during the pivot so that your change of weight looks nice and tidy.


Intermediates and up: Entry to the ocho and boleo

Top tips

  • Leaders: For the boleo, make sure that with your dissociation, you “invade” your partner’s space a bit more than for a normal ocho.
  • Followers: Your left hip should be slightly more forward than your right hip to create space for your leg and foot.



Top tips

  • Leaders: Try and imagine ways to integrate the entry to the ocho within your current repertoire of steps.
  • Followers: Practise the forward boleo on your own, with the right positioning of the free leg and foot.


See you soon on the dancefloor,

Nati y Bruno