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 4, 2017
If you've ever been to a tango class or a tango party, you might have noticed how diverse the tango population is - tango dancers come in all ages, shapes and sizes. This diversity is what makes tango exciting. Now, the reasons why people start tango are as varied as the tango scene itself...
July 28, 2017
In this class, we worked on what we call the grounding technique, where the leader uses a soft pressure to transmit information to the follower and we applied it to the cross. We first led a wide cross which transformed into a planeo, then applied the same concept to a lateral cross with the right leg and finished with a pivot on two feet which leads to a cross.
In this class, we focused on a step called the quebrada, where the leader goes down with his knees together. It is a very elegant posture which creates opportunities for a wide range of versions. In the intermediate class, we saw a lovely adornment for the follower, a boleo and a version of the quebrada from a change of front.
Boleos are high energy steps which come from a change of direction. In this class, we started with a simple boleo combination for the beginners. We then looked at a high back boleo which can be used in milongas as it is led within the embrace and we closed the class with a forward boleo.
Rebounds are by nature quite energetic but in this class, we looked at how to vary the energy of this classic step. We started with a simple rebound on both sides for the beginners and then moved on to a slow romantic rebound in parallel system and a couple of challenging versions in cross system.