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Advice 106 – Learning Castellano

…VOS instead of TU is very informal whereas TU/Usted is formal. Vos makes you sound casual, whereas TU/Usted makes you sound very formal. That said, now we answer the question posed above, the answer is a qualified ‘yes’ and ‘no’. The ‘No’ part. From a Dancing Argentine Tango perspective you don’t really need to understand the native language that the dance is built upon. It’s not going to help you to understand an Ocho any better. Really it’s not. Understanding Castellano is not going to change your ability to learn X. It’s just not. Truthfully the dance is taught in…

Thought 068 – The Row of Men That Stand

…beat is rather off-putting. if you registered, you’d get to see a lot of free content! Have you seen any of our entire Leading Technique Series ? It’s over 5 hrs (18 videos) of Lead Technique covering your Extensions, Feet, Posture, Embrace, Walk, Embellishments, Traveling Ochos, The Follower’s Molinete, The Argentine Cross and more… See > Lead Technique adam is working on the sacada. he subscribed. he’s got it all worked out. To be fair to the socially ignorant, there is a very small sliver of the male tango populace that has a real hard time with engaging in a…

Definition: Mordida – Tango Topics

…visual vertical line between the couple). #SocialDance #ArgentineTango #TangoDancing Register (Free Stuff!!) or Subscribe (Cool Stuff!!!) to Go Deeper with your Dance! • Lifetime Access • Preview Content • Bootcamp Videos • Practical Tango Advice • 20+ Free Technique Videos (Including: The Argentine Cross, 6 Ocho Variations, The Follower’s Shortened Side Step, and More!!!) • Access to Level 1 of Tango Music – The Beat! • 10% Discount on any Purchased Download. !! FREE !! Freemium Level + Everything Below • Immediate Access to ALL Technique Videos (Including: Boleo Series, Gancho Series, Sacada Series, Building Blocks Series, and The Golden…

Argentine Wraps

…blue moon, but in reality the better that you get, the less you use this stuff. From their point of view, it’s four pieces of vocabulary that you need: The 6 Ways of Walking, Traveling Ochos/Milonguero Ochos, The Follower’s Molinete/The Milonguero Turn, and lastly – The Argentine Cross. That’s it. That’s all you need. From the Dancer’s point of view that’s hasn’t mastered this stuff yet, this is cool and you want to play with it, and to be able to master it. To find it’s in’s, out’s, how’s, and why’s, and mostly to have fun with it. Both points…

Definition: Floorcraft – Tango Topics

…not the person) so that the next thing that can be executed can and does ‘fit’ harmoniously within the line and lane. From a Passive Following perspective, it’s really about keeping your eyes open (literally) and watching for when a Lead (the person, and not the action) is about to bump (you) into someone or something because they’re not being aware of their surroundings! notions of tango Lead, Follow, or Both ? Both roles. Tango Topics Videos: There are several videos on this site that employ the idea of Floorcraft, most notably the Ocho Transitions series of videos. The Tango…

Thought 118 – Good/Bad & Dancer/Teacher

…Have you seen the Walking Systems video ? This video series showcases the Six Ways of expanding your walk in Tango using: Parallel System Walking, Cross System Walking, Three Track Walking, ‘Lazy’ Ochos, The Snake Walks, & Alternate Walking. Learn > The Six Ways of Walking mark found the habanera in gold madness. you can too! 🙂 Let’s back up a bit, and change a bit of language that is quite troubling: The words “GOOD” and it’s opposite “BAD”, don’t really work here. Yes they’re easy concepts to grasp, but they’re not conducive to you learning to become a better…

Definition: Force – Tango Topics

…the Lead’s idea of execution of some piece of Tango Vocabulary (Molinete, Ocho, Cross, Volcada etc) that may or may not (frequently not) having any relationship to anything other than they’re speeding through to the next piece of vocabulary that they default to 3 times in a row or that they have no idea what to do next. From the Follower’s perspective the engagement or usage of Force is usually done as a way to protect themselves from the excessive usage of physiological strength coming from the Lead (the person). So as a result there is rigidity, tension, and compression….

Thought 119 – The ‘D’ Word

…at their peak. Social dancing keeps the tango muscle that you’ve developed in good working order, more than once per week is required. However, by itself, social dancing alone is not enough. There has to be something else. learning tango is challenging. registering makes it easier. 😉 Have you seen the Walking Systems video ? This video series showcases the Six Ways of expanding your walk in Tango using: Parallel System Walking, Cross System Walking, Three Track Walking, ‘Lazy’ Ochos, The Snake Walks, & Alternate Walking. Learn > The Six Ways of Walking mark found the habanera in gold madness….

Thought 120 – The Neurology of Leading

…‘D’ Word | 121: The Tango Haus Register (Free Stuff!!) or Subscribe (Cool Stuff!!!) to Go Deeper with your Dance! • Lifetime Access • Preview Content • Bootcamp Videos • Practical Tango Advice • 20+ Free Technique Videos (Including: The Argentine Cross, 6 Ocho Variations, The Follower’s Shortened Side Step, and More!!!) • Access to Level 1 of Tango Music – The Beat! • 10% Discount on any Purchased Download. !! FREE !! Freemium Level + Everything Below • Immediate Access to ALL Technique Videos (Including: Boleo Series, Gancho Series, Sacada Series, Building Blocks Series, and The Golden Nugget Series)…

Thought 121 – The Tango Haus

…Out > Helper Articles for Buenos Aires good dancers try to figure it out. great dancers subscribe! 120: The Neurology of Leading | 122: Getting To Buenos Aires… Register (Free Stuff!!) or Subscribe (Cool Stuff!!!) to Go Deeper with your Dance! • Lifetime Access • Preview Content • Bootcamp Videos • Practical Tango Advice • 20+ Free Technique Videos (Including: The Argentine Cross, 6 Ocho Variations, The Follower’s Shortened Side Step, and More!!!) • Access to Level 1 of Tango Music – The Beat! • 10% Discount on any Purchased Download. !! FREE !! Freemium Level + Everything Below •…

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