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Lead Ganchos

…so without further yapping, let’s dive into Lead Ganchos! frank registered. be like frank. 😉 Have you seen our Gancho Video Series ? We have over 24 different Ganchos for you to learn from! Follower Ganchos, Lead Ganchos, Gooey Ganchos, Svelt Ganchos, and the Four Common Ganchos, and more! Over 6 hours of Gancho videos. Go look and start your Gancho journey today! See > All Our Gancho Videos barbara wanted to lead milonga! she subscribed to milonga madness. What is a Gancho ? In it’s simplest form, in the modern vernacular of Tango, it is a hooking of the…

Gooey Ganchos

…registered. be like frank. 😉 Have you seen our Gancho Video Series ? We have over 24 different Ganchos for you to learn from! Follower Ganchos, Lead Ganchos, Gooey Ganchos, Svelt Ganchos, and the Four Common Ganchos, and more! Over 6 hours of Gancho videos. Go look and start your Gancho journey today! See > All Our Gancho Videos barbara wanted to lead milonga! she subscribed to milonga madness. What is a Gancho ? In it’s simplest form, in the modern vernacular of Tango, it is a hooking of the free leg around your partner’s leg or thigh. It is…

Four Common Ganchos

…you to learn from! Follower Ganchos, Lead Ganchos, Gooey Ganchos, Svelt Ganchos, and the Four Common Ganchos, and more! Over 6 hours of Gancho videos. Go look and start your Gancho journey today! See > All Our Gancho Videos barbara wanted to lead milonga! she subscribed to milonga madness. What is a Gancho ? In it’s simplest form, in the modern vernacular of Tango, it is a hooking of the free leg around your partner’s leg or thigh. It is an interruption of the extension phase of the step, which can (not always) result in the lifting of the respondent’s…

Eight Follower Ganchos

…frank. 😉 Have you seen our Gancho Video Series ? We have over 24 different Ganchos for you to learn from! Follower Ganchos, Lead Ganchos, Gooey Ganchos, Svelt Ganchos, and the Four Common Ganchos, and more! Over 6 hours of Gancho videos. Go look and start your Gancho journey today! See > All Our Gancho Videos barbara wanted to lead milonga! she subscribed to milonga madness. What is a Gancho ? In it’s simplest form, in the modern vernacular of Tango, it is a hooking of the free leg around your partner’s leg or thigh. More the thigh more than…

Ganchos

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Argentine Wraps

Sacadas ? You betcha! And a lot more. See > All The Sacadas and The Ultimate Sacada Bundle the traveling ocho eluded him. he subscribed. he’s better now. What is an Argentine Enganche (or “Wrap”) ? The Enganche is a family of tango movements, and the Argentine Wrap is a limited subset of the Enganche that we want to explore. An Enganche can be but is not limited to where the dancer’s free leg, can engage their partner’s free leg or the open space between their legs in a myriad of different ways through either a Gancho, a Ganchito, a…

Advice 087 – BsAs – La Viruta

…any other milonga is the order of the day. If you haven’t mastered this yet (lead or follow) it’s going to be even harder here. And the reason is….HELLO!!!! Again, it’s dark! 🙂 There is no room for boleos, ganchos, open colgadas, or flying legs anywhere. Leave that shit at home. There’s just no space for that here, unless it’s on a Sunday night and it’s closer to ‘closing’ time, which in that case you’ll see a bit more ‘vocabulary’ on display. This is all about proprioceptive dancing. Know it, learn it, live it, dance it. Walk, turn, patter, cross,…

Thought 137 – The BsAs High Season

…well! Really, not kidding! Eventually, they may yawn and notice 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…

Thought 136 – The Tailored Suit

…order to match the suit. This is played out so often that it’s not even funny anymore. So it is only fitting(no pun intended, really) that while the suit is the extension of the man, the grooming is the extension of respect for the space that one occupies, as a result, this same attention is paid to one’s dancing! Out goes the boleos, ganchos, volcadas, colgadas, wraps , and whatnot that you unfortunately equate with ‘dancing’ Tango, and in goes walking, milonguero turns, milonguero ochos, argentine crosses (in cross-system). The 4 staples of Close Embrace, DIASS style of dancing! The…

Thought 134 – Getting Into The Encuentro

…add a little variation to the equation: The Ocho Cortado, Media Lunas, and Close Embrace Sacadas. For the Marathon environment, it’s a slightly wider vocabulary spectrum that may include Colgadas, Volcadas, Wraps, Ganchos and most certainly a wide variety of Boleos! It should be noted that you don’t need to possess all of these things, but let’s just say that having mastered them and using them on a regular basis…will help you out later on. Fourth and lastly, understand that this is about ‘Social Dancing’ with a near-exclusive, if not extreme, emphasis on Musical Interpretation within the line and lane…

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