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Circular Ocho Cortado

…to infer the meaning. ‘Cut-ed’ in English makes no sense, however…it’s secondary meaning does, ‘SlicED’! A ’SlicED 8’ or Half of an 8! So quite rightfully an Ocho Cortado is a HalvED 8! Language lesson over…. There are two varieties of the Ocho Cortado, the Linear variety and Today’s Tango Topic: The Circular Ocho Cortado. In the case of the Linear Ocho Cortado, it really is a linear step. Meaning ? That it’s stretched out along a walking line. The vocabulary itself is really great for rounding corners, when you need to ‘cut’ a 90º corner. They’re great for musical…

Ocho Cortado Options

You should probably Register, it’s Free!!! Just saying’..it will be worth your while…. Ocho Cortado Options ‘Ocho Cortado’. The word ‘cortado’ translates into English as ‘cut’ or cutted (which isn’t a word) or an Ocho that is Cut. In today’s version of the modern Ocho Cortado it rarely resembles its ocho variations or ocho roots. It’s no wonder when people say the words for the first few times they get a little confused and can’t see the embedded ocho properties that are sitting there. When we think of ochos, we tend to only think of BACK (Traveling) Ochos, not their…

Ocho Cortado Wrap

…in this case is today’s Tango Topic: The Ocho Cortado Wrap. What is An Ocho Cortado Wrap ? Put simply it’s a Follower’s leg wrap…. mixed with an Ocho Cortado (the ‘Cut’ Ocho). To be fair the Ocho Cortado is not really an Ocho, not by any stretch of the imagination, nor is it a broken one at that. It is more akin to the Follower’s Molinete more than anything else. Difficulty Rating: Ocho Cortado: (2 / 5) Wrap/Enganche: (3.5 / 5) 3 MONTH GOLD SUBSCRIPTION access all videos, practical tango advice, and more CLICK HERE TO REGISTER practical tango advice,…

Ocho Cortado

Ocho Cortado. The word “Cortado” translates from Spanish to English as “cutted“, which makes no sense. An Ocho or 8 Cutted doesn’t translate very well as a literal cognate. So we need to move it around a bit. So “Ocho Cortado” when translated becomes “Cut Ocho” or “Sliced Ocho“. The ‘Cortado’ is not necessarily a full Ocho from the perspective that if you were looking at Ocho from a top-down view you’d see that the Ocho is like (‘like’ but not really) an Infinity symbol on the floor. The ‘Cortado’ would be half of that slicing the infinity symbol on the horizontal…

Definition: 7 Basic Moves – Tango Topics

…Argentine Crosses. And 7.) The Linear Ocho Cortado / Circular Ocho Cortado. [the Linear/Circular Ocho Cortado is considered a ‘Turn’] This last one could be construed as ‘fluff’ but it’s used enough that it has become ubiquitous vocabulary, hence the reason it’s included here. One could argue that the Argentine 8 Count Basic is part of this equation as well. And you’d be slightly misguided on that one. The 8 Count, in fact, derives it’s very existence from the 7 basic moves, in fact, one them is present in the 8 count – The Argentine Cross (steps 2 thru 5),…

Ocho Transitions: Traveling Ochos into The Follower’s Molinete

…types of Ocho Transitions that rely on 2 of the more common types of Ochos. Milonguero Ochos, which are sometimes referred to as “Lazy” Ochos because the hips of the Follower do not rotate. This type of Ocho is absolutely perfect for dancing in a small space, and requires very little effort to lead and very little effort to follow, hence the reason why they’re called “Lazy” Ochos. The second commonly used type of Ocho is the one that everyone is familiar with, these are called “Traveling Ochos” because they do exactly what they say they do, they “Travel” down…

Ocho Transitions: Milonguero Ochos into the Follower’s Molinete

…more common types of Ochos. Milonguero Ochos, which are sometimes referred to as “Lazy” Ochos because the hips of the Follower do not rotate. This type of Ocho is absolutely perfect for dancing in a small space, and requires very little effort to lead and very little effort to follow, hence the reason why they’re called “Lazy” Ochos. The second commonly used type of Ocho is the one that everyone is familiar with, these are called “Traveling Ochos” because they do exactly what they say they do, they “Travel” down the line of dance! A Traveling Ocho is where the…

Turns

…click here no purchase download not available Turns – Linear Ocho Cortado – 2015 (7:27) play click here no article at this time download/buy buy this video – click here Turns – Linear Ocho Cortado – 2019 (27:03) play click here article click here no purchase download not available Turns – Circular Ocho Cortado (31:26) play click here article click here no purchase download not available Turns – Ocho Cortado Options (14:31) play click here article click here no purchase download not available Turns – Ocho Cortado Wrap (21:45) play click here article click here no purchase download not available…

Ocho Transitions: Milonguero Ochos into the Milonguero Turn

…between a commonly used type of Ocho into another commonly used piece of vocabulary. There are 4 types of Ocho Transitions that rely on 2 of the more common types of Ochos. Milonguero Ochos, which are sometimes referred to as “Lazy” Ochos because the hips of the Follower do not rotate. This type of Ocho is absolutely perfect for dancing in a small space, and requires very little effort to lead and very little effort to follow, hence the reason why they’re called “Lazy” Ochos. The second commonly used type of Ocho is the one that everyone is familiar with,…

Definition: Passive Follower – Tango Topics

…this case is really about feeling a particular motion in its execution that you can begin to clearly identify X from Y, a walk from a milonguero ocho, a traveling ocho from a circular ocho, the follower’s molinete from a milonguero turn (there’s no applied disassociation in one of them), and of course an Argentine Cross from an Ocho Cortado. While you may not know the names of these things and you don’t need to necessarily, you can and should at the very least be able to discern one from the other, and then learn to execute them with all…

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