Volcada from a stolen Cruzada

volcada in tango

Volcada is a shared axis move. You must trust your partner. The Volcada is to lean into one also called apile which means to pile onto! Volcada means to tip over or capsize. When we do a volcada we lean into one another enough that we actually are supporting one another’s axis.

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Volcada and Calesita


The lean is call apilada. Apilada is from the word ‘apile’ which means to pile or lean. You can see that there is a triangle under us as I meet Joanne in the middle of the lean so as to support her as she leans back on me.

This is the epitome of the phrase […]