The Milonguero Ocho, The Traveling Ocho, The Milonguero Turn, and The Follower’s Molinete are the bedrock of modern Argentine Tango vocabulary. The dance is no longer specifically a ‘walking’ dance, but rather it has become a turning dance. As it is such a thing we have to approach the dance in a much more circular manner than we did previously.
This video series goes over 3 of the most common ways to transition from the venerable Ocho into the venerable Turn. It just so happens that we’re varying the type of Ocho and the type of Turn to create a ‘spicier’ variation to our dance so that it’s not the same ole same ole. Further still these variations are used with some frequency so it’s a good idea to have them in your arsenal of ideas, things to play with.
Part of the whole reason these videos exist is that when transitioning from one idea into the next frequently problems crop up that we do not want. It’s a good idea to identify these problems and then learn how to fix them and eradicate them from your dance. That’s the primary focus of these videos.
Below are the Article/Video posts on these three Transitions:
Ocho Transitions 1 – Milonguero Ochos to Milonguero Turns – 22m:07s
Ocho Transitions 2 – Traveling Ochos to The Follower’s Molinete – 23m:52s
Ocho Transitions 3 – Milonguero Ochos to The Follower’s Molinete – 12m:37s