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Circular Boleos

adieu, Tango Topics presents it’s variation on a theme: The Circular Boleo. registration is free, gets you some cool toy, tools, & takes 2 minutes. Have you seen our Boleo Series ? We cover over 12 different types of Boleos Including: Social Boleos, Circular Boleos, Linear Boleos, With Boleos, Contra Boleos, Lead Boleos, Follower Boleos. Boleo, Boleo, Boleo. See > All Our Boleos dave prepared for buenos aires by subscribing! A little back story: The word Boleo (pron: Boh-Lay-O)comes the root Spanish word “Bolear” which roughly translates into English as “To Shine” or “To Throw”. Boleo is the first person singular, meaning “I…

Linear Boleos

12 different types of Boleos Including: Social Boleos, Circular Boleos, Linear Boleos, With Boleos, Contra Boleos, Lead Boleos, Follower Boleos. Boleo, Boleo, Boleo. See > All Our Boleos dave prepared for buenos aires by subscribing! A little backstory: The word Boleo comes the root Spanish word “Bolear” which roughly translates into English as “To Throw”. Boleo is the first person singular, meaning “I throw”. From a Tango perspective, the Boleo is one of Tango’s four displacements: 1.) Ganchos. 2.) Wraps or Enganches. 3.) Sacadas. and 4.) Boleos. The Boleo barely classifies as a displacement here because typically the displacement is when…

Social Boleos

circumstances and creates a very specific type of Boleo that could easily be called a “Low” Boleo but it is more apt to be called a Social Boleo. So without further adieu or yapping, Tango Topics presents The Social Boleo and Social Contra Boleo. registration is free, gets you some cool toy, tools, & takes 2 minutes. Have you seen our Boleo Series ? We cover over 12 different types of Boleos Including: Social Boleos, Circular Boleos, Linear Boleos, With Boleos, Contra Boleos, Lead Boleos, Follower Boleos. Boleo, Boleo, Boleo. See > All Our Boleos dave prepared for buenos aires by subscribing!…

Circular Boleos

A Circular Boleo is a type of Boleo where the Follower’s Leg (and sometimes a self Led Lead’s Leg) will curve upwards and possibly around their partner’s body in the air. There 3 variations of a Circular Boleo. a.) The Low Circular. b.) The Mid-Range/Mid-Height Circular. And the one that mostly everyone thinks of as a Boleo The High Circular. This is what you see in performances from Tango’s luminaries. For an example, see Circular Boleos for more information….

Linear Boleos

A Linear Boleo is a type of Boleo where the Follower’s Leg (and sometimes a self Led Lead’s Leg) will lift upwards away from the L/lead in a linear fashion from the Follower’s Backstep. There 2 primary variations of a Linear Boleo. a.) The Mid-Range/Mid-Height Linear. And b.) The Frozen Linear Boleo. Where the Dancer’s leg quite literally freezes in position. 😉 For an example, see Linear Boleos for more information….

Social Boleos

A Social Boleo is a type of Boleo where the Follower’s (or Lead’s) foot extends outwards beyond the couple (but no more than a half-a-leg distance), and does not come off the floor. This type of Boleo is good for Social Tango and respects the line, and the lane of dance, while at the same time respecting the Ronda. For an example, see Social Boleos for more information….

Boleos

play click here no article at this time no purchase download not available 106 – Deeper Contra/With Boleos (00:16:28) play click here no article at this time no purchase download not available 107 – Social Boleos (00:12:38) play click here no article at this time no purchase download not available 108 – Circular Boleos (00:15:31) play click here no article at this time no purchase download not available 109 – Linear Boleos (00:18:52) play click here no article at this time no purchase download not available 110 – Boleo Examples (00:10:57) play click here no article at this time no purchase download not available…

Thought 134 – Getting Into The Encuentro

…is on Social Tango and geared towards smaller, compact dancing. And so that we’re clear on this one: There are generally NO HIGH BOLEOS (Social Boleos Only), NO GANCHOS, NO VOLCADAS, NO COLGADAS, limited open embrace dancing. Cabeceo/Mirada is highly suggested and heartily encouraged and re-enforced. The Encuentro is a limited event. Meaning that unlike the Marathon were the dancing doesn’t stop, the Encuentro does! Think of it as a limited series of Milongas where you have about 4 hours to get to your intended dancing partners, this is less about being social and more about the dancing part. you…

Thought 125 – The Non-Gender Cabeceo

…their hands, to force them to do X, Y, and Z. More than likely they’ll get the hint that they don’t like that. Imagine leading a Follower that anticipates, or auto-completes an Ocho with being led to do so, or the auto-cross follower, or the auto boleo every other step where there’s space to do it, or hangs, or uses their hands and arms for stabilization, but doesn’t know it. This experience can be very illuminating, a window on your experience of dancing that can for all intent change how you perceive the dance and how you respond to the…

Thought 137 – The BsAs High Season

…one of their friends in the line of dance behind you, and that you didn’t do something stupid like back up or throw a boleo, or a gancho that has no business in the line of dance. WALKing is the key. In other words, dance to dance, not to be seen dancing. 34.) Smoking. There’s no smoking in the Milongas. Smoke outside. On the street. Also the water that you buy in the little corner bodegas is about 100 pesos LESS than what you’ll pay in the Milonga for the same bottle of water. In other words, stick a bottle…

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