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Sacadas – Back Sacadas

The ‘Back’ Sacada. Sacadas are one of the four displacement types. This is the second hardest of the displacement series to learn because in both cases (lead and follow) we’re working and developing a very important skill that is required for the back sacada in order for it to work for both roles: Disassociation! The […]

Sacadas – Crossing Sacadas (2015 version)

The ‘Crossing’ Sacada. (2015 version) Sacadas are one of the four displacement types. This is the second hardest of the displacement series to learn because in both cases (lead and follow) we’re working and developing a very important skill that is required for the back sacada in order for it to work for both roles: […]

Back Sacadas 2019

About The Video. Total runtime for this video is: 01:38:55. This is a combined video format, lead and follow technique are mixed together. The item in bold is unedited and is at the top of this article as a sample. Introduction – 00:06:22 Disassociation/Applied Disassociation Review – 00:20:54 Trailing Foot – 00:05:27 Leg Extension – […]

Sacadas – Crossing Sacadas (2017 version)

The ‘Crossing’ Sacada. (2017 version) In this version of the Crossing Sacada turn we explore the 9 variations of the turn, as well as show a slight variation (the Follower’s self Gancho) as a result of the 3rd Sacada that was left out of the 2015 version. This is a delicious and elegant turn that […]

Sacadas – Close Embrace

When we’re first starting out with Tango, both roles see the idea of a sacada as cool, flashy, or impressive. And they are until you realize one simple, but immutable, fact: They’re illusions…of walking technique. The Sacada happens due to an intersection of the Follower’s walk into the Lead’s or vice versa. At the same […]

Sacadas – Simple Sacadas 2015

The ‘Simple’ Sacada. Sacadas are one of the four displacement types. This is the easiest of the displacements to learn because in both cases (lead and follow) we’re working and developing the default behaviors of both roles and accentuating them. The Simple Sacada is an illusion. It is an illusion of technique. From the Follower’s […]

3 Common Back Sacadas

What is a Back Sacada ? The easiest way to describe this Sacada, which is a displacement, where either the Lead or the Follower will displace and then take the place of their partner by using a Back Step! Generally, these types of Sacadas require Applied Disassociation to make them happen for either role.

Simple Sacadas 2018

What is a ‘Simple‘ Sacada ? The fact that we’re limiting the Sacada to two of the three basic walking steps: 1.) Side Steps. 2.) Forward Steps. The Sidestep is the more common of the two Sacadas, not the Forward. Usually, in order of precedence, it’s a.) The Lead Sacadas the Follower’s Side Step. b.) The Lead Sacadas Follower’s Forward step. c.)The Follower Sacadas the Lead’s Sidestep, and finally, d.) The Follower Sacadas the Lead’s Forward step.

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