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Lead Ganchos

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 free leg around your partner’s leg…

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 an interruption of the…

Four Common Ganchos

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 leg either as a…

Eight Follower Ganchos

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. More the thigh more than anything else. Secondarily, it is…

Ganchos

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Building Blocks #3

are) inside El Golpe. And if you don’t know what either the Habanera Rhythm is or what “El Golpe” is, you can see it them both here. The second of these elements is used very infrequently, the Gooey Gancho, and in our opinion not enough, as it is one of the more beautiful forms of the Gancho. But due to the Gancho having been overused and forced onto so many Followers that they rightfully have a distaste of and fear of it, it’s no wonder that it’s not exactly the most popular vocabulary on the block. And lastly, this is…

Argentine Wraps

…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 Rebound, un Libre Pierna (a free leg) Columpio (swing), or…

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…

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…

Advice 087 – BsAs – La Viruta

…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, sacada, single axis turn, sacada, turn, cross, ocho, walk some…

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