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Ocho Transitions: Milonguero Ochos into the Milonguero Turn

If you were logged in, you’d see the premium version of this Tango Topic! Just sayin’… 🙂 Milonguero Ochos into Milonguero Turns There are 8 types of Ochos, but only 2 of them are used routinely to lead into other things. The 2 types ? “Lazy” or Milonguero Style Ochos, and Traveling Ochos, what you folks think of as an ‘Ocho’. Traveling Ochos ? You know the one where you’re supposed to lead Disassociation and you frequently don’t especially on the closed side of the embrace (tsk, tsk, tsk), and where the Follower infers that led Disassociation and fills…

Ocho Transitions: Traveling Ochos into The Follower’s Molinete

If you were logged in, you’d see the premium version of this Tango Topic! Just sayin’… 🙂 Traveling Ochos into The Follower’s Molinete For most people you say the word “Ocho” and only one thing comes to mind. Ummm there are Eight types of Ochos actually. However in Today’s Tango Topic, we deal with that singular type of Ocho and then we tack something on the end to it that makes it more than just a traveling item but a transitional element. The thing that we tack onto the end ? The very venerable and well used singular turn that…

Ocho Transitions: Milonguero Ochos into the Follower’s Molinete

If you were logged in, you’d see the premium version of this Tango Topic! Just sayin’… 🙂 Milonguero Ochos into the Follower’s Molinete Lazy Ochos into The Follower’s Molinete. This is an odd transition to be certain. It mixes two very different types of tango styles or ideas into one way of dancing. Typically the ‘Lazy’ or Milonguero Style Ocho is done in Milonguero style of dancing, that means that the Lead is not leading the Follower’s hips to rotate at all, ever. And then, all of a sudden, and it is all of a sudden, we ask (note…

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