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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

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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 075 – The Follower’s Work

…and or any of the 7 other types of turns that they’re led to. Their crosses must be clean (forward or back). They must not ‘plank’ in a Colgada, they must learn to ‘fall’ in a Volcada, and they must learn to step into their lead in a Sacada. They must master their disassociation and applied disassociation in the Ocho, which eventually leads to their ability to Boleo in Circular Boleos. They must adorn and embellish musically between the beats so as not to interrupt the lead (the action and not the person). They must constantly manage their space, their…

Definition: 7 Basic Moves – Tango Topics

Ochos are walking back steps for the Follower, and walking forward steps for the Lead. Not shown in the video. – The Follower’s Molinete is forward, side, back, while the lead engages any number of ideas from standing to turning with them. – The Argentine Cross is all about crossing the feet and getting back in front of your partner, and the same is true of the Linear Ocho Cortado. 🙂 And anything else you do is a variation on these ideas with 6 notable exceptions. 1.) Volcadas. 2.) Colgadas. 3.) Wraps. 4.) Sacadas. 5.) Ganchos. 6.) Boleos Which are…

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