How to improve your Argentine Tango lesson 2

How to practice and improve your Tango: Lesson 2

How to practice and improve your Tango: Lesson 2

Did you miss our first lesson…?

Here you will find more exercises and guidance to learn, practice and improve your Tango.

You must always start with the most important move in Tango: walking.

1- Walk (forward and backward):

For followers:

With partner:

Also with partner:

Here you can watch how walking becomes the dance of Tango:

Some words about the meaning of walking in Tango:

Walking, in Tango, is more than basic: it is what we are.

For some time now we have stopped walking, instead sitting all day long in front of screens, steering wheels, and other people.

That’s why we feel so at home dancing Tango, in good company, creating something with our body that is real and objective, something that ceases to exist immediately after dancing, leaving us in a state of relaxed pleasure and untranslatable wisdom.

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2- Forward/Backward move

For followers:

With partner

4- Backward ochos exercises:




5- Basic backward ocho

Here you can see how to integrate the backward ocho making it become part of your walking:

We have lots of videos for you to learn, practice and improve!

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How to practice and improve your Tango?

How to practice and improve your Tango?

You can always practice and improve.

Here is the most important move in Tango: walking.

You can see here how we walk alternately in parallel and crossed system throughout the dance floor.

Do you know what parallel and crossed system mean?

Watch this video.

Here you will find a clear explanation of the meaning and differentiation of parallel and crossed system.

In order to improve your Tango…

is it good to create a choreography?

To choose a song and place elements in order accordingly?

While this is not a bad option, we suggest instead to create brief sequences of 2 or 3 elements that you can do in a small space, like the ones we usually get to do at milongas, so when you dance at milongas, you can use them, adapt and reshape them as you move on the line of dance.

This also applies for sequences of follower’s embellishments.

Follower’s can devise possible embellishments for each of the elements usually lead (backward and forward walk, ochos, molinetes, boleos, etc.)

Here is one element to start creating your sequences:

One time you have your sequences ready, study segments of them that could be reorganize as new sequences or as connectors between single elements.

Here you can find an example of the results of such approach:

We have lots of videos for you to learn, practice and improve!

Watch our video lessons

See more Argentine Tango lessons:

 

Marcelo Solis answers what is Argentine Tango. He is an expert.

How to dance Argentine Tango

An introduction to the most important details

Find the answer

Anibal Troilo and his orchestra | Argentine Tango music to learn to dance

Argentine Tango music

Music to learn to dance

Listen and dance!

Milongueando with Mimi. Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires. Classes. Dance.

Milongueando in Lafayette. Fresedo/Ray tanda.

When I receive a new student in my class I know that he or she wants to dance.

But teaching them to dance involves not only showing the moves, but also giving the student a sense of placement, making him or her aware that you cannot just do any move at any time.
I must give the new students a sense of Tango as a whole, make them understand that they are learning a culture.
Tango is what happens in the milonga. And when I say milonga, my image is that of the very best of the most authentic milongas in Buenos Aires.
This is what guides my instruction, and that is why, along with others who are after the same goal, we created the Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.

Lafayette classes and milonga are the most similar to a Buenos Aires neighborhood class and milonga. The friendly and committed to learn crowd of regulars makes the experience of this class and milonga to feel very welcoming and rewarding.

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Dancing with Miranda at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires

Walking

Walking, in Tango, is more than basic: it is what we are.

For some time now we have stopped walking, instead sitting all day long in front of screens, steering wheels, and other people.

That’s why we feel so at home dancing Tango, in good company, creating something with our body that is real and objective, something that ceases to exist immediately after dancing, leaving us in a state of relaxed pleasure and untranslatable wisdom.

Learn to dance Argentine Tango and make your life a work of art.

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