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Dancing In A Small Space – Addendum

…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 variety, there’s no space!). And 5.) Linear (and Circular) Ocho Cortados. This is all done in Close Embrace. 🙂 You’re welcome. Note that there are no Sacadas, Colgadas, Volcadas, Ganchos, Boloeos, or Death Drops and/or Drags. None. However, there are a whole bunch more pieces of Tango vocabulary that almost never get talked about, or thought of here, that can also be applied, such as Calesitas, Paradas (Step Over), Pasadas (Drags &…

The Social Lápiz & Enrosque

…will use frequently like Walking, Milonguero Ochos/ Milonguero Turns, The Follower’s Molinete/ Traveling Ochos, or The Argentine Cross. Tango Topics take this stuff very seriously, and we say that because we use this stuff ALL – THE – TIME! Our case is that you need this stuff because > This is all about foundation, or one of the Seven Foundation Steps that we use all the time to create the dance that we know as Argentine Tango. That’s why! 🙂 That said, you do actually need to watch this stuff. You can learn what you need from this video and…

Social Colgadas

…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 Eight Tango Turns gold madness is a gold subscription & milonga madness together! What is a Social Colgada ? A ‘Social’ Colgada means that the Colgada itself takes up very little space, that it fits within the line & lane of dance, while the couple is in Close Embrace, and instead of executing the…

The Milonguero Turn

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 Eight Tango Turns gold madness is a gold subscription & milonga madness together! What is A Milonguero Turn ? First let’s define the words there, as they require a bit of clarity. ‘Milonguero’ is yet another made up word used for marketing purposes that is a bastardization of the true meaning of the word itself. A ‘Milonguero’ is someone who was raised in the milongas,…

Walking Turns

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 Eight Tango Turns gold madness is a gold subscription & milonga madness together! What is a ‘Walking Turn’ ? It’s a turn where the couple walks in a very tight circle within the line of dance. Obviously this type of turn has issues, in that 2 of it’s steps will go AGAINST the line of dance. However, this can be alleviated by ‘cutting’ the corner of the first turning…

Building Blocks

Building Blocks Back to the Library BB1: 1.) Follower’s Molinete/Lead Giro. 2.) Lead Extensions. 3.) Parada Surprise. BB1 – Explain (00:19:02) play click here article click here download/buy buy this video – click here BB1 – Metronome (00:19:48) play click here article click here download/buy buy this video – click here BB1 – Music (00:05:43) play click here article click here download/buy buy this video – click here BB2: 1.) Follower’s Back Linear Ocho. 2.) Lead Extensions. 3.) Lead Back Linear Ocho. BB2 – Explain (00:19:37) play click here article click here download/buy buy this video – click here BB2…

Reverse Embrace

This is exactly what it sounds like. – as a Lead and a Follow, we reverse the embrace structure. Meaning that the Lead‘s right arm is where the Follower’s right arm would be, and the lead‘s left goes around the Follower. And vice versa. That’s it, that’s all. The benefits of doing such a thing are wide and varied but this is the short and curly version: Because doing so changes your awareness of what you’re leading and following. For example: In the case of an Ocho from a Follower’s perspective, you may discover that you’re engaging in Traveling Ochos…

Eight Follower Ganchos

…case, we are extending that to the Over-Rotated Ochos. So instead of 90 degree rotations in Ochos, we’re looking at 180 rotations Ochos. Hence the reason they’re called Over-Rotated Ochos! Difficulty Rating: (3.5 / 5) (look for the blue background “What Is..” section it’s a free technique video post!) There’s a lot more to this Article! There’s the extensive Lead’s Perspective, the deeper Follower’s Technique Perspective, and sometimes we throw in a complete Dancing Perspective part, all of which are only visible to Tango Topics Freemium Registered Users, Gold Subscribers, Diamond Level Users, and Milonga Madness Users. To become a…

Thought 132 – The Powerful Follower

…your embrace to the Follower and step into theirs as they do the same. You both engage in the Adjustment Phase of the Salida. And then you take your first step with each other. It’s right about this point that you discover what every other Lead in the room that has danced with them has discovered: This Lead is dancing with a Powerful Follower! free registration ? practical tango advice. tango thoughts. free videos & more. Have you seen our Musical Interpretation Series ? It covers Walking, Traveling Ochos, Milonguero Ochos, The Argentine Cross, and the Follower’s Molinete and how…

Follower Technique Example

…(00:05:53) Molinete – Level 1 (00:13:33) Backstep Pre-Launch Technique (00:05:50) Molinete Pre-Launch Example (00:00:39) Lazy Follower Foot (00:05:46) Leg Shape (00:08:23) Weight Change (00:01:23) Weight Transfer (00:01:34) Weight Transfer – Weight Change (00:01:34) Landing The Foot (00:09:09) Traveling Ocho Technique/Exercise (00:15:32) Milonguero Ocho Exercise (00:09:38) The Follower’s Molinete – All the Details (00:21:58) The Milonguero Turn – Body Details (00:04:43) The Milonguero Turn – Footwork (00:10:20) Errors #1 (00:05:06) Related Videos Mentioned In This Article: The Six Ways of Walking – Download this video can be purchased through the tango topics store 🙂 Have you seen the Milonga Madness series…

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