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Follower’s Molinete

The Follower’s Molinete Every social dance has a variation of a very old idea known as a “Grape Vine Turn”, which is generally 3 steps in either a circular or linear pattern. Argentine Tango is no exception to this factoid. Truthfully Tango has spawned and borrowed and given 8 types of turns based on simple walking principles. The Eight functional types of turns of Tango are: 1.) The Milonguero Turn. 2.) The Walking Turn, 3.) The Rock Step. 4.) The Ocho Cortado (Linear & Circular). 5.) The Media Luna. 6.) The Argentine Calesita. 7.) The Colgada Turn (including The Single…

Dancing In A Small Space

…a series of small pieces of vocabulary that we want to make part of our dance. However, the end result is making small movement, and smaller vocabulary to fit within the space of a single mid-sized walking step. This practice is frequently about the vocabulary itself, however it should be noted that DIASS is all about moving in time to the beat, pause, phrase, and later on making rhythmical choices that fit musically. The vocabulary suggestions consists of, but are not limited to just these items: The Walking Turn The Milonguero Turn The Linear Ocho Cortado The Circular Ocho Cortado The Argentine Calesita

The 5 Point Guide to Private Lessons

…plan to work on ‘X’. Where ‘X’ in this case could be but is not limited to: Your back steps, your side steps, your forward steps. The Follower’s Molinete, Traveling Ochos, Milonguero Ochos, Forward Lead Sacadas, Follower Back Sacadas, The Argentine Cross, Ganchos, Boleos, Paradas, The Media Luna, The Ocho Cortado…just to name a few. Pick something that you find difficult and challenging and go to said teacher and ask for their take on the vocabulary. And if you don’t know the name of the vocabulary, ask the people that you’re dancing with what it’s called so that you can…

The Argentine Media Luna

…4.) The Ocho Cortado. 5.) Calesitas. 6.) Walking Turns. 7.) Single Axis & Colgada Turns. There’s one more that doesn’t get used a whole lot and is the subject of Today’s Tango Topic : The Argentine Media Luna. tango is the unending onion, there’s always another layer. register & remove a layer! Have you seen The Eight Tango Turns Series ? We showcase 8 types of turns: 1.) The Follower’s Molinete. 2.) The Milonguero Turn. 3.) The Rock Step. 4.) The Ocho Cortado. 5.) The Walking Turn. 6.) The Calesita. 7.) The Colgada Turn. 8.) The Media Luna. Learn >…

The Golden Nugget

…However, no one teaches it. And that’s because until recently it didn’t exist. Most Tango teachers will start you off with walking, and then possibly to Ochos, and then show you the dreaded ‘8 Count Basic’ which leads to an Argentine Cross, and/or show you the Ocho Cortado as a place to start pattern wise. And in doing so you, the unwitting student will end up repeating, and regurgitating the same move over and over and over again which makes them appear like a dance studio baby. 🙁 The Golden Nugget on the other hand replaces all of that stuff….

Follower Technique

…117 – Weight Transfer (00:01:34) play click here article click here no purchase download not available Follower Technique 118 – Weight Transfer – Weight Change (00:01:34) play click here article click here no purchase download not available Follower Technique 119 – Landing The Foot (00:09:09) play click here article click here no purchase download not available Follower Technique 120 – Traveling Ocho Technique/Exerise (00:15:32) play click here article click here download/buy buy this video – click here Follower Technique 121 – Milonguero Ocho Exerise (00:09:38) play click here article click here download/buy buy this video – click here Follower Technique…

Thought 084 – Men (Age)

ocho – traveling ocho – traveling ocho – looking at the follower’s feet – giro – looking at the follower’s feet – giro – looking at the follower’s feet – giro – looking at the follower’s feet – giro – painful volcada – painful volcada – looking at the follower’s feet – giro – looking at the follower’s feet – argentine cross – over and over again, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over….again. Uuuuuugh. This also speaks nothing to the fact that said man will continually get dances from a host of Followers, no matter how…

Milonguero Ocho

…of as a common Ocho (or the Traveling Ocho). To be a bit more clear, while this is typically Follower vocabulary, a Lead may engage in a self-led version of Milonguero Ochos in any number of ways. 🙂 It should be noted that when talking about the Milonguero Ocho, that there are other pieces of complimentary vocabulary that we want to invoke, and begin to study on a religious basis because of it fits so nicely with the Milonguero Ocho, such as the Milonguero Turn, The Argentine Cross, Close Embrace Sacadas, and certain Ocho Transitions, just to name a few….

Dancing In A Small Space

…with the ideas contained in this video series can be exceptionally helpful to you. First, in it’s simplest form, it’s all about the vocabulary and engaging Five pieces of Tango vocabulary. The Five Pieces? 1.) 5 of the 6 Ways of Walking. 2.) Milonguero Ochos (sometimes referred to as ‘Lazy’ Ochos). 3.) Milonguero Turns (not the Follower’s Molinete). 4.) Back and Forward Crosses (not the Argentine Cross, there’s no space!). And 5.) Linear (and Circular) Ocho Cortados. This is all done in Close Embrace. Note that there are no Sacadas, Colgadas, Volcadas, Ganchos, Boloeos, or Death Drops and/or Drags. None….

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