Argentine Tango dance with Miranda teaching backward ocho at beginner's class in San Francisco

Backward ocho basic

Argentine Tango beginner class: backward ocho

  • This is a basic backward ocho.

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  • At our private lessons we work intensely on foundations, rhythm, musicality and connection with partner. We design a program according to your own goals and requirements.

  • While group classes are necessary to work on the social aspects of this beautiful art form, during private lessons we focus on the specific details of your dance which are important in achieving your goal of being a great dancer, a true milonguera or milonguero.

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Argentine Tango dance exercise- dancing with sticks

Argentine Tango dance exercise: dancing with sticks

Argentine Tango dance exercise: dancing with sticks

I want to know if you appreciate/value/care-about Tango.

I want your answer to be not in words but in your acts. When I observe you in class, before giving you corrections I will ask you: are you satisfy with the way you are doing it (your walk, your posture, your technique, etc.)? If you don’t know what to answer, then I will ask you: do you like the way I dance? 

If you still do not have an answer, I will tell you that you need to make up your mind, make more research, find out.

If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area and want to learn to dance Tango, you can:

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Argentine Tango private lesson with Marcelo Solis

Private lessons

Are the way to learn Argentine Tango

  • At our private lessons we work intensely on foundations, rhythm, musicality and connection with partner. We design a program according to your own goals and requirements.

  • While group classes are necessary to work on the social aspects of this beautiful art form, during private lessons we focus on the specific details of your dance which are important in achieving your goal of being a great dancer, a true milonguera or milonguero.

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Argentine Tango follower's technique 10- Pivot and forward step

Argentine Tango follower’s technique 10: Pivot and forward step

Argentine Tango follower’s technique 10: Pivot and forward step.

  • Maintain the “inside edge position” when you pivot.
  • Step forward after pivoting directing your free of weight foot aligned with your lower sagittal plane.
  • This forward step will be directed in a circular trajectory around your partner. Orient the center of your torso towards the central axis of the couple.

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Argentine Tango private lesson with Marcelo Solis

Private lessons

Are the way to learn Argentine Tango

  • At our private lessons we work intensely on foundations, rhythm, musicality and connection with partner. We design a program according to your own goals and requirements.

  • While group classes are necessary to work on the social aspects of this beautiful art form, during private lessons we focus on the specific details of your dance which are important in achieving your goal of being a great dancer, a true milonguera or milonguero.

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Argentine Tango follower's technique 9- Pivot

Argentine Tango follower’s technique 9: Pivot

Argentine Tango follower’s technique 9: Pivot

  • Definition: Rotation of your body’s axis as it passes through the ball of your standing foot.
  • To pivot, rotate your torso in a clockwise or counter-clockwise direction, producing a torque which gently pulls your lower body into a rotation that follows in the same direction as your torso.

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If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area and want to learn to dance Tango, you can:

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Argentine Tango private lesson with Marcelo Solis

Private lessons

Are the way to learn Argentine Tango

  • At our private lessons we work intensely on foundations, rhythm, musicality and connection with partner. We design a program according to your own goals and requirements.

  • While group classes are necessary to work on the social aspects of this beautiful art form, during private lessons we focus on the specific details of your dance which are important in achieving your goal of being a great dancer, a true milonguera or milonguero.

Book your private lesson

Argentine Tango follower's technique 8- Knees

Argentine Tango follower’s technique 8: Knees

Argentine Tango follower’s technique 8: Knees

  • About knees: the knee of your free of weight leg passes behind the standing leg, fitting its convex shape into the concave space behind the knee of your standing leg, moving all around the standing leg until getting its concave back in front of it’s convex shape, making your feet end crossed.
  • Your standing leg needs to be in a relaxed ready position, neither bent nor blocked, and your free of weight leg extended with a tension comparable to the tension of a well tuned musical instrument string.
  • Exercise: Move your free of weight leg around your standing leg back and forth.

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