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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Social Boleos

The Social Boleo is considered to be one of the easier (hahahaha) Boleos to start with, because it requires (seemingly so) “Less work” from the Follower. This is not entirely the case, while it is an easier Boleo, because it is an easeful Boleo it is no less strenuous than any other Boleo. It does […]

Linear Boleos

The Linear Boleo is really a simple boleo, until you really get into it and then you realize there’s a lot going on there that you hadn’t even considered! This video goes into all the details, the ins, the outs, and the bottom line for all dancers as to how to generate a Linear Boleo. See […]

Rebote

The Spanish word ‘Rebote’ when translated into English means “Rebound”. From a Tango perspective, it simply means that we’re going take whatever movement that we’re being led into, and instead of doing it in a passive, lackluster, almost rag doll and uncontrolled way. We’ll instead add physiological energy to it and then use that energy […]

Vocabulary

Vocabulary. This word refers to codified, identifiable, demonstratable, teachable, and often used Tango steps or patterns. Such as ? A Volcada, or Colgada, or Sacada, or Parada, Salida, Boleo, Mordita, and the like, just to name a few. These are Tango steps that are referred to as Tango Vocabulary or Vocabulary. Usually, we talk about this […]

Circular Boleos

What is a Circular Boleo ? This is a lifting of the leg (Lead or Follow, typically though it’s the Follower’s leg) that tends to curve (hence the circular part) up and sometimes around the Lead. This is why they’re called "Circular" Boleos. In this version of the Circular Boleo, we’re exploring a Mid-Range Circular Boleo or what Tango Topics refers to as a Mid-Height Circular Boleo.

Linear Boleos

What is a Linear Boleo ? Firstly there are many varieties of Boleos. Tango Topics is only talking about 3 very common ones: Social, Circular, and today’s topic: The Linear Boleo. To be clear there are low linear, midrange linear, and then there are the high Linear Boleo. So what is it ? This is a lifting of the leg (Lead or Follow, typically though it’s the Follower’s leg) that tends to be sent straight back and up. This is why they’re called "Linear" Boleos because they’re in a LINE with the walking step. In this version of the Linear Boleo, we’re exploring a Mid-Range Linear Boleo or what Tango Topics refers to as a Mid-Height Linear Boleo.

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