Tango Practice 1.1
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PracticeHowcastInternet Basic ExamplesInternet Application ExamplesInternet Aplication Cont.Tango nation.comVideos of LessonsAlexDefinitionsFollow's NotesLead's NotesYoutube MusicAlex Krebs SeriesDemos
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VocabularyLibreDef:Beginning Argentine TangoExcellent Demo!
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IntroductionIntroduction
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IntroHow to do the Argentine Tango 8 step basicDario s Tango Guide 1 1.2. About Argentine Tango Traditional Tango - Old Guard
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StylesThe 5 Styles of Tango
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PosturePosture 1. 3. Posture and Walk
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Lead FollowLead & FollowHomer, Leaders Who Enable the Active FollowerHomer, Getting to Know the Follower's AxisOscar: Who cares part 1Tango Argentino Collection
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Floor CraftFloor CraftTango Cafe - Tango Nuevo Music
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EmbrassoEmbrace and Keep SpaceOK Go - Skyscrapers
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MusicalityDance the Tango with MusicThe best of Tango with Astor Piazzolla, Nuevos Aires and Jorge Arduh Orchestra
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Tango Music Lounge: Argentine Tango Music from Buenos Aires
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TANGO 💃 Music Mix
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Right Turn 1.6. Basic Right Turn
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Left Turn 1. 5. Left-Turning Check Step
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Media Vuelta 1.8. Media Vuelta
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Infinte Right Turn 2.2. Infinite Right Turn Crossed System Back Ocho, side step with secret weight change, half of a back ocho, send into right turn, change weight, sacata with right, another secret weight change, repeat (Secret weight change right, repeat)
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Infinite Left TurnCrossed System Back Ocho completing one och. Then lead int Molente to left and take three steps. Secata with right foot. (Step, step, step, secada)
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RegularRegular Material
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Arrastre sanguchito con arrastreArrastre triple 07:59Drag
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Basico8 Step BasicRusty Cline & Joanne CanalliPaso basico 00:08the basic pattern. There are several basic patterns, the most common of which is the 8-count basic. 1.2. About Argentine Tango
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BarridaHomer, Open Turn Sacada, Barrida, Parada, Pasada Experience (Intermediate)Barrida 05:24
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Barrida cont.Barrida triple 08:35
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BoleoBoleoYelizaveta NersesovaHomer, The Sacada Boleo ConnectionHomer, Back Enrosque to Forward Boleo FlowBoleo 07:26 2.7. Boleos From bolear - To throw: a boleo may be executed either high or low. Keeping the knees together, with one leg back, swivel and return on the supporting leg with a whipping action of the working leg. Sometimes spelled Voleo. See Latigazo. 1. 3. Posture and Walk
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BoleoHomer, Compact Social Forward Boleo
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Cadenas (Chains) 3.5. Cadenas
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CadenciaRock Step aka La CadenciaA deep check and replace, usually led by the man as he steps forward left. Useful for avoiding collisions and making direction changes in small spaces. May also refer to a subtle shifting of weight from foot to foot in place and in time with the music done by the man before beginning a dance to give the lady the rhythm he intends to dance and to ensure that she will begin with him on the correct foot. See Balanceo.
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CalecitaHow to Do the Carousel aka Le CalecitaCalecita 01:54Carusel
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CastigadaFront Boleo aka CastigadaCastigada 03:04
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Close Embrace basicClose Embrace (milonguero style)
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Close EmbraceHomer, Close Embrace TurnsHomer, Close Embrace Surprises (Playing While Follower is on Two Feet)Homer, Close Embrace Turns, Chapters 1 & 2
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ColgadaColgadaHomer, Colgada Foundation 1Homer, Colgada Foundation 2Homer, Colgada Foundation 3Colgada basica 18:57 4.2. Colgadas 4:37 A spinning move executed by a couple at the end of an inside barrida in which both dancers lean out away from each other and spin rapidly until the man leads out with a back step.
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ColgadaTango KrakowHomer and CristinaHomer, Hard Side ColgadaHomer, Basics of Colgada Leg WrapTango Krakow
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Crossed SystemCross System BasicHow to Walk in Parallel & Cross SystemYaisuri John HernonPaso cruzado 02:32Oscar: Three HwysBoth partners stepping on either right or left.
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Cruzada (cross) CRUZADAHomer, Three Ways to Cross 1.9. The Cross From cruzar - to cross; the cross: A cruzada occurs any time a foot is crossed in front of or in back of the other. The lady’s position at 5 of the 8-count basic. May also be called Trabada.
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EnrosqueHow to Do EnrosquesHomer, Enrosques for Leaders & FollowersHomer, Back Enrosque to Forward Boleo Flow 3.3. Enrosques & Lapices From enroscar - to coil or twist: While the lady dances a molinete, the man pivots on his supporting foot, hooking or coiling the working leg behind or around in front of the supporting leg. 1. 5. Left-Turning Check Step
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GanchoHook aka the GanchoHomer, mooth Ganchos and ExitsHomer, Playing with Twisty Movements, Part 1Homer, Playing with Twisty Movements, Part 2Gancho 06:17 3.6. Front Ganchos Hook: Occurs when a dancer hooks a leg sharply around and in contact with their partners leg by flexing the knee and releasing. May be performed to the inside or outside of either leg and by either partner.
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GanchoHomer, Simple Social Ganchos in Line of Dance 3.7. Back Ganchos 3.8 Inpulse Gancho
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Giro (Grapevine)Grapevine aka Giro & MolineteGiro ene eje sencillo 03:25Giros 11:18 1.13. Molinete (Giro) — Turn: A turning step or figure. AKA Grapevine. Forward-side-back-side pattern used in turns.
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GiroGiros 10:58Giros con lapiz 11:46 3.5. Cadenas
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GiroGiros completos 12:07
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LapizPencil aka El LapizMastering lápizHomer, Turn Embellishments for Leaders and Followers 3.3. Enrosques & Lapices — Pencil: Tracing of circular motions on the floor with the toe or inside edge of the working foot, while turning or waiting on the supporting foot. These may vary from small adornments done while marking time to large sweeping arcs which precede the lady as she moves around the man in molinete. See Dibujo, Firulete and Rulo. 1.6. Basic Right Turn
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MolineteMolinete Left w blockMolinetes 10:19Gly Molinete 1.13. Molinete (Giro) — Windmill; wheel: A figure in which the lady dances a grapevine on a circumference around the man, stepping side-back-side-forward using forward and back ocho technique and footwork, as the man pivots at the center of the figure. This is a very common figure in tango which challenges both the man and the lady to maintain good posture, balance, and technique in order to perform it well. One of the central codes of tango. 1.8. Media Vuelta
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MusicalityDance the Tango with MusicHomer, Rhythmic Weight Change VariationsHomer, Adding A Nuevo Flavor To Your Dance (Intermediate)
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Ocho (Front)Front OchoOcho Adelante - Front OchoOcho adelante (in avanti) 00:45Ocho atras y envoltura 09:10 1.10. Front Ochos — Eight (pl. ochos); Figure eights: A crossing and pivoting figure from which the fan in American tango is derived. Executed as a walking step with flexed knees and feet together while pivoting, ochos may be danced either forward or backward and are so designated from the lady’s perspective. El Ocho is considered to be one of the oldest steps in tango along with caminada, the walking steps. It dates from the era when women wore floor length skirts with full petticoats and danced on dirt floors. Since the lady’s footwork could not be directly observed the quality of her dancing was judged by the figure she left behind in the dirt after she danced away. 1.9. The Cross
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Ocho (Back)Back OchoOcho Atras - Back OchoHomer, No Pivot to Pivot Ocho TransitionOcho atras (indietro) 03:45Ocho atras 09:33 1.12. Back Ochos
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Ocho combosHomer, Overturned Ocho for Followers & LeadersOcho atras y salida con ocho adelante 04:00Ocho atras, variantes al inicio 04:19
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Ocho CortadoOcho CortadoHomer, Ocho Cortados (Intermediate)Ocho cortado 01:13Oscar Ocho Cortado — Cut eight: change of direction: Occurs when a molinete or an ocho-like movement is stopped and sent back upon itself. Typical in club-style tango where many such brakes are used to avoid collisions. Describes a movement done on either foot, pivoting forward of backward, and going either left or right. 1.10. Front Ochos
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ParadaParada aka The StopDario's Tango Guide - ParadaHomer, Open Turn Sacada, Barrida, Parada, Pasada Experience (Intermediate)Parada 02:12 2.8,9,10 Parada #1,2,3 Parada — From parar - to stop; a stop: The man stops the lady, usually as she steps crossing back in back ochos or molinete, with pressure inward at the lady’s back and at her balance hand and with a slight downward thrust, preventing further movement. When properly led the lady stops with her feet extended apart, front and back, and her weight centered. The man may extend his foot to touch her forward foot as an additional cue and element of style or he may pivot and step back to mirror her position (fallaway). 1.12. Back Ochos
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PasadaTango Figura0050=+ Parada — Passing over. Occurs when the man has stopped the lady with foot contact and leads her to step forward over his extended foot. Used frequently at the end of molinete or after a mordida. The lady may, at her discretion, step over the man’s foot or trace her toe on the floor around its front. Pasada provides the most common opportunity for the lady to add adornos or firuletes of her own and a considerate leader will give the lady time to perform if she wishes. 1.13. Molinete (Giro)
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PausaWalk with Pause 2.5. Pausing Step #2 — Pause; wait: Hold a position or pose for two or more beats of music. See Titubeo. 1.14. Right Turn
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PlaneoHow to Do PlaneosPlaneos | michelle + joachimPlaneo (follower) 06:10Gly Pivot 3.2. Planeos — Pivot; glide: Occurs when the man steps forward onto a foot, usually his left, and pivots with the other leg trailing (gliding behind) as the lady dances an additional step or two around him. May also occur when the man stops the lady in mid stride with a slight downward lead and dances around her while pivoting her on the supporting leg as her extended leg either trails or leads. Can be done by either the man or the lady.From front ocho, stop on front foot and rotate in direction she was already traveling. 1.15. Demo Using All the Elements
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Space HoldersHomer, Space Holders
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SandwichHow to Do the Sandwich or El SanguchitoSanguchito (sandwich) 04:51Nicholas & Emily
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Sandwich Combo) toArgentine Tango Back Sandwich SacadaHomer, Follower's Embrace and the Axis LeadSanguchito y gancho 06:52Alex and Megan
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SacadaSacadaJevjeni DavidovOscar, Sacadas basic formRoss TodorovicSacadas 05:41Gly 2.6. Sacada from the Cross System — The most common term for a displacement of a leg or foot by the partner’s leg or foot. Occurs when a dancer places their foot or leg against a leg of their partner and transfers weight to their leg so that it moves into the space of and displaces the partner’s leg. See Desplazamiento.
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SacadaHomer, Rebounding Steps & Follower's Side SacadaHomer, Flowing from Leader's Sacada to Follower's SacadaHomer, Open Turn Sacada, Barrida, Parada, Pasada Experience (Intermediate)Gly 2 4.3. Follower's Front Sacadas
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SacadaHomer, The Sacada, Barrida, and Parada Passada ExperienceHomer, Continuous Back SacadasHomer, Leader's Back Sacadas & Followers Who Receive ThemGly 34.4 Follower's Back Sacadas 4.5 leader's Back Sacadas
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SalidaHomer, Side-Step Hook BehindSalida y cadencia 00:24 — From salir - to exit; to go out: The first steps of dancing a tango, or a tango pattern, derived from “¿Salimos a bailar?” {Shall we (go out to the dance floor and) dance?}.Intermediate
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Soltadas4.6. Soltadas
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Single Axis TurnsSingle Axis Turns
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TijeraBrett LongBrett Long, Argentine Tango Lecture 40, Tijeras — Scissor: A movement, usually danced by the man, in which an extended leg is withdrawn and crossed in front of the supporting leg without weight so that it remains free for the next step or movement. May also refer to a figure in which the man steps forward in outside position (left or right) caressing the outside of the lady’s leg with his leg (as in 3 of the 8-count basic), then crosses behind himself which pushes the lady’s leg to cross in front. May also refer to a jumping step from tango fantasia (stage tango) where the lady swings her legs up and over with the second leg going up as the first leg is coming down (frequently seen as an aerial entry to sentadas). 2.2. Infinite Right Turn
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VolcadaVolcadaVolcadas Part 1: Basic Circular and Linear VolcadasBasic Volcada and Volcadas to Both SidesHomer, A Volcada Odyssey (Advanced Seminar) 2.11. Front Volcada Volcada — from Volcar - to tip-over or capsize; a falling step: The leader causes the follower to tilt or lean forward and fall off her axis before he catches her again. The process produces a beautiful leg drop from her. The movement requires the support of a close embrace. 2.5. Pausing Step #2
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VolcadaOscar: Colgadas, Volcadas, Sacadas 2.12. Back Volcada
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2.6. Sacada from the Cross System
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2.7. Boleos
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2.8. Parada #1
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2.9. Parada #2
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2.10. Parada #3
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2.11. Front Volcada
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2.12. Back Volcada
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2.13. Combining the Elements #1
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2.14. Combining the Elements #2
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2.15. Combining the Elements #3
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2.16. Combining the Elements #4
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Intermediate / Advanced
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3.2. Planeos
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3.4. Changes of Direction
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3.5. Cadenas
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3.6. Front Ganchos
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3.7. Back Ganchos
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3.8. Impulse Ganchos
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3.9. Single Axis Turns
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3.10. Combining the Elements #1
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3.11. Combining the Elements #2
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3.12. Combining the Elements #3
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3.13. Combining the Elements #4
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Advanced Tango
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4.3. Follower's Front Sacadas
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4. Follower's Back Sacadas
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4.5. Leader's Back Sacadas
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4.6. Soltadas
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4.7. Combining the Elements #1
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4.8. Combining the Elements #2
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4.9. Combining the Elements #3
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4.10. Combining the Elements #4
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