Boleo to Freno and Beyond

boleo

Boleo comes from the verb bolear, to throw. The verb is also the root of bolo, the gaucho lariat made of three lengths of rope tied together and weighted at the free ends with a stone or other weight. Gauchos throw it and the three legs of leather spread out like a helicopter and wrap […]

08 The Tango Close

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Learn the Tango Close

Here are your keys to musicality. Closing with the phrase always looks elegant! It is not a requirement, rather this is another of many skills in your tango repertoire.

Execute a tango close precisely with the music and you are musical Quick Quick Slow When and Where

Choreography

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10 – The 8 Step Basic

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The Argentine Tango 8 Step Basic

Why learn the 8 Step Basic There are many good reasons. It is the way to integrate the nature of stepping in tango when done with pure side, forward and back steps. By applying all of the tango foundation to the 8 step basic there is a lot […]

Ocho Cortado Milonguero and Salon

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ocho cortado – cutting the eight

There is a major differences between salon and milonguero in many things and ocho cortado is just one. There are structural and juxtapositional differences. Salon has displaced and off set juxtapositions where milonguero has a circular positional juxtaposition and the two are not the same. We delve into […]

Musicality and Phrasing – Flowing on 1 and 3

Musicality and Flow in Tango

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Musicality and Flow in Tango

Learning the phrasing of tango is very important to becoming a proficient dancer. The beautiful tango music is flowing and ebbing all through the song. But why? When? Where does it change?

This lesson is designed to make you understand that the violins […]