You’ll find here a selection of blog posts specially dedicated to non tango dancers or recent beginners.
The tango world is a bit like a milonga tune: it suddenly speeds up and then a pause sneaks up on you without warning – that’s when you can breathe.
Our blog page is a bit similar, sometimes quiet and sometimes showing serious signs of hyperactivity. In any case, we’ll try to remain in control and call the tune. If you feel we’re sluggish, you can always send us a TASBO (PS: that’s a Tango ASBO).
If you want to explore our full blog, with posts about music and tango culture, you can have a look here.
September 8, 2019
In this class, we has a look at a classic tango step, the barrida where one partner sweeps the other's foot on the floor. We had a look at how to play with the speed and energy of the barrida to generate soft barridas or high energy ones.
August 25, 2019
In this class, we has a look at a couple of simple structures that can be used in fast tangos or more generally to interpret the rhythmic section of most tangos. Simple but powerful.
In this class, we worked on how to change speed using pivots and giros. For intermediates, we saw a variety of combinations using the famous and classic entry to the ocho step. Bring it on Pugliese, we're ready!
July 8, 2019
In this class, we focused on how to change speed using pivots and giros. For intermediates, we saw a lovely sequence using giro, sacada, planeo and barrida. A great addition to add some umpf to your tango repertoire.
In this class, we reviewed some of the steps we saw in our last term, including various planeos and a fast flat giro to add contrasts.
Ganchos, these emblematic tango steps! Ganchos are steps where one partner (often the follower) kicks under the other's leg and enganches are steps where one partner (again normally the follower) wraps one leg around the partner's leg. In this class, we saw a few classic combinations of both ganchos and enganches