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).
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September 28, 2017
52% of ladies start tango to have an excuse to buy more shoes. The average speed of a boleo is 42 mph. And plenty of other dubious stats about tango...
In this class, we started with the classic backward ocho. For intermediates, we looked at a double backward ocho which is very musical and nice on rhythmical orchestras or at the end of musical phrases and a mini giro which can be led at a sandwich.
In this class, we started with the classic forward ocho. For intermediates, we looked at an adventurous combination using a deep sacada we sometimes call an invasion.
In this class, we had a look at how rebounds make us change directions. We did a simple rebound for beginners and for intermediates looked at more advanced versions where the leader and the follower move independently from one another, including a very original step where the rebound leads to a pasada.
The idea in this class was to explore creative ways to go forward in the line of dance. With beginners, we started with a 360 degree pivot from the cross. In the intermediate class, we looked at a synchronised lapiz adornment, then a pivot to the right and last a very nice sequence using a change of front.
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...