Friday, June 22, 2012


In this video we worked on Boleos.

 Boleo could be done either high or low.  Trying to keep the knees together, with one leg back, swivel and return on the supporting leg with a whipping action of the free leg.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Ganchos (Tango Class at Dance Conmigo)

In this class we started covering Ganchos.

Ganchos are easily done in combination with other movements such as Giros or Back Ochos.

 If we start guiding our partner for a back ocho and then, insert our leg as she is trying to collect her feet, then a beautiful gancho might turn out from the maneuver.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Turn to the left in Tango

I love this step for it simplicity, how it feels and how practical it is.
At any time during the tango walk, the leader can step outside partner with his right foot and by having a firm connection on the follower's back, he can stop her back momentum and redirect it to the left.

The follower would step around the leader's right foot, take a step forward and then spiral by leaving her weight on her left foot.

From this half turn position, the leader can create a circular cadencia creating about 180 degree turn and coming back to the line of dance.

One of the things that I love about this step is how easy it is to execute in a crowded room and how easy it is to execute in close embrace. It also an easy step to pull out of your pocket in case of a need to do  a sudden change of direction or to kill some time while there is an opening on the dance floor.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Ochos in Tango for the leader

Usually, when we learn about Ochos, we always think about them as a move that the follower does. But When the leader does Ochos as well, it creates an element of surprise and it is a very easy step to guide and follow.  Give it a try and try switching from back to to front Ochos several times.
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