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: Colgadas

Energetically, colgadas are the opposite of volcadas. Instead of leaning towards one another, partners lean away from one another. Colgar in Spanish means to hang, so the feeling of colgadas is to hang from one another. This is a lovely step and is not so difficult as it sounds.

Summary video


Beginners/Improvers: Extreme corte

Top tips

  • Leaders: To make the follower go over the corte, make sure you gently twist your hip and open your chest backwards to create space for her.
  • Followers: It might happen that you feel your foot is a bit stuck under the leader’s leg. In this case, use a little adornment, shuffling back and forth to reposition yourself before going over his leg.


Intermediated & up: Colgada from arrastre

Top tips

  • Leaders: During the arrastre, the follower should already feel more energy in your embrace, warning her that something different is coming.
  • Followers: Make sure you keep your torso vertical, only send your hips outwards or it will be quite difficult to maintain your balance.


Intermediated & up: Colgada from the cross

Top tips

  • Leaders: To accumulate enough energy for this step, you need to make a rather large 2nd step leading into the cross. If you take a normal short step as for any salida, you will struggle to place the follower in a colgada.
  • Followers: This step can be a bit scary, but let your right foot cross widely to enter into the colgada. Once in it, it is quite stable!



Top tips

  • Together: Try and get the feel of the colgada together. You should feel you need one another to keep your balance but should feel no strain in the arms.