Calesita Colgada - follower off-axis away from the leader
11th Sep 2019
An off-axis calesita where the follower is led to lean away from the leader (a colgada).
Calesita Volcada - follower off-axis towards the leader
11th Sep 2019
An off-axis calesita where the follower is leaned towards the leader in a volcada-like move.
Basic calesita with the follower pivoting to exit (Calesita #3)
10th Sep 2019
How to exit the Calesita (the Carousel - where the follower pivots on the spot as the leader walks around her) using a pivot to rotate the follower into a back-step. Including an additional follower decoration. #tango #neotango #argentinetango #tangoclass
Basic calesita with follower decoration (Calesita #2)
8th Sep 2019
A Calesita, or 'Carousel', is where the leader pivots the follower on her own axis, whilst walking slowly around her. This second video in our Calesita series looks at a follower decoration to add to the basic version. #tango #calesita #argentinetango
Basic calesita with the follower pivoting on-axis (Calesita #1)
6th Sep 2019
A calesita (or carousel) is where the leader pivots the follower on the spot whilst walking around her. This is the basic on-axis version, where both the leader and the follower are balanced and not relying on each other to stay upright. #tango #tangonuevo #danceclass #argentinetango
Follower Back Sacada from Side by Side
30th Aug 2019
This follower sacada (where the follower displaces the leader's leg and takes his space) is developed from a pivot leading to the leader and follower starting off side-by-side. #tango #tangonuevo #danceclass #argentinetango
Follower Back Sacada from Overturned Ocho
26th Aug 2019
The third in our sequence of follower sacadas, looking at a backward sacada developed from an overturned back ocho. #tango #tangonuevo #danceclass #argentinetango
Follower Sacada from Forward Ocho
24th Aug 2019
This second video in our group of four on follower sacadas (where the follower displaces the leader in some way) looks at a forward sacada developed from a forward ocho. #tango #tangonuevo #danceclass #argentinetango
Follower Sacada from Side-Step
22nd Aug 2019
A sacada is where one partner steps through the space occupied by the other partner, often displacing their free leg in the process. This sacada is developed from a side-step, and is a good introduction to the sometimes confusing world of follower sacadas. #tango #tangonuevo #danceclass #argentinetango
Milonga Triangle Step
7th Aug 2019
A basic 'triangle step' for dancing to the faster 'Milonga rhythm' music that you find at tango events. This step progresses you forwards around the ronda, but can also be used to create a turn around a small anti-clockwise circle. #tango #tangonuevo #danceclass #argentinetango
Milonga Box Step Basic
6th Aug 2019
A basic box-step for dancing to the faster 'Milonga rhythm' music you will encounter at tango events. This step can be danced progressively so it moves you slowly around the ronda, or with a bit of adjustment to your step length you can stay in one place. Dancing to milonga rhythm tends to consist of a small variety of steps repeated often, so you do not need a lot of complicated sequences to dance a milonga well, and this is a good one to get you started. #tango #tangonuevo #danceclass #argentinetango
Boleos - Part 2
5th Aug 2019
Creating a boleo (a flick) without using a pivot. This is a 'led decoration', an accent in the dance that is created from the lead rather than optionally by the follower. #tango #tangonuevo #danceclass #argentinetango
Boleos - Part 1
4th Aug 2019
Creating a boleo (a flick) from a pivot. This is a 'led decoration', an accent in the dance that is created from the lead rather than just performed optionally by the follower. #tango #tangonuevo #danceclass #argentinetango
Ganchos - Part 2
3rd Aug 2019
The gancho (hook) is a classic step that is seen often in Argentine tango show dances, where the follower's leg hooks around the leader's leg, wrapping at the knee to emphasise the connection. This shows how to do a basic gancho on the leader's left hand side, created from a back ocho. #tango #tangonuevo #danceclass #argentinetango
Ganchos - Part 1
1st Aug 2019
The gancho (hook) is a classic step that is seen often in Argentine tango show dances, where the follower's leg hooks around the leader's leg, wrapping at the knee to emphasise the connection. This video demonstrates how to do a basic gancho on the leader's right hand side, created from a back ocho. #tango #tangonuevo #danceclass #argentinetango
Tango Class - Enrosques and an Energised Giro
10th Jun 2019
This video is in two parts - the first looks at enrosques for both the leader and the follower, and the second looks at an energised giro where the follower provides the turning power even though they are still being led.
Tango Class - Follower Sacada and Follower Barrida
8th Jun 2019
A follower sacada, where the follower takes space from the leader and displaces the leader's leg (unlike the usual sacada, which is the other way around), and a follower barrida, where the follower apparently drags the leader's leg into a new position.
Argentine Tango Class - The Sandwich
13th May 2019
The Sandwich is where the leader or follower "sandwiches" their partner's foot between their own collected (brought together) feet before transitioning to the next step or position. It is a frequently used part of tango, and forms the basis of everything from milonga steps to big sweeping turns.
Leg Wraps from Ganchos
26th Apr 2019
Leg wraps are best executed slowly and with control. These are not moves for fast rhythms such as milonga, so take your time with them and work with the music.
Ganchos - aka The Hook
21st Apr 2019
A gancho or hook is where one partner's leg hooks briefly around the other partner's leg, and is one of the most recognisable moves or steps in tango.
Sacadas - A series of Sacadas
14th Apr 2019
What is a sacada? It is where the leader 'takes away' space from the follower so they are guided into a different step or position than they would have been otherwise. Here we cover two main types of sacada... a forward sacada in a giro, and a linear back sacada.
Off-Axis Turns Part 2 - Colgadas
5th Apr 2019
Following on from our volcadas classes and video last week, this is all about the related off-axis move, the colgada. This is where you and your partner lean away from each other, supporting yourselves with your frame.
Off-Axis Turns Part 1 - Volcadas
29th Mar 2019
An introduction to turns using Volcadas, where the follower's axis is leaning towards the leader and is no longer self-supporting.
Tango Class - Energised Planeos
22nd Mar 2019
How to get a bit of extra energy into your planeos, using spiral (as a follower) and sacadas (as part of the lead).
Tango Class - Using Barridas to Turn
15th Mar 2019
After last week's barridas lesson, here are a few variations that you can use to create turns and pivots from barridas. Class taught by Graham and Nathalie in the week of the 11th March 2019 in various venues.
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