Social Tango Study Program focuses on the foundations of tango in a 1-on-1 format with Miles Tangos. In 20 sessions (depending on time), you will be guided through a deep, very detailed, very structured tour of gendered role foundation. You will be exposed to tango technique, tango music, tango history, and tango codigos. Each class, or as it is formally called – a session, is one and a half hours in length with little breaks in between ideas or movements. I teach you how to move efficiently, precisely, and with control. It just so happens that tango is the metaphor by which that information is conveyed.
The goal with a Social Tango Intensive is that we focus on your unique issues and combine elements of a Level 1 and Level 2 training and expose you to “Couples Dynamics” almost immediately so that you begin to work your embrace issues that happen with execution of certain ways of dancing. The overall focus is to get you to dancing socially anywhere in the world with any dancer, so that you look nice and feel nice to them.
Technique and Vocabulary Covered:
Intention Based Dancing.
Extensions: Forward, Side, Back.
Body Posture, Position, and Placement.
Daily Tango Exercises.
The 6 Ways of Walking.
Disassociation/Applied Disassociation Technique
2 of the 8 types of Ochos. > Traveling Ochos & Milonguero Ochos.
4 of the 8 types of Turns. > Rock Steps, Milonguero Turns, Lead Giro/Follower Molinete, Walking Turns.
2 types of Argentine Crosses.
18 Orchestras, including – Troilo, Canaro, Rodriguez.
Musical Styles Covered – Tango, Milonga, and Vals.
Musical Styles Focused On – Tango Only.
The Study of Beat and Musical Pauses.
Basic Musical Interpretation using learned vocabulary and adding structure.
Orchestral Tango Music History in the self-guided study process.
How to ask for a dance.
How to decline a dance.
How to enter the floor.
How to exit the floor.
How to gracefully say ‘no’ in the middle of a song or a tanda.
How to handle pushy Leads, and hanging Followers.
Access is NOT Granted to Tango Topics Video and Music Library. This Must be purchased separately.
The session structure is usually as follows:
0.) video capture and review (once every 3 weeks).
1.) 20 to 25 minutes of warm-up.
2.) Discussion and review of previous dancing days (milongas and practicas).
3.) 20 to 30 minutes of technique discovery and practical exercise.
4.) Cooldown and exercise review.
Sessions are 3 days a week in a dedicated time slot.
You will learn to lead, you will learn to follow, regardless of preferred gender.
Sessions may be added due to availability and the opportunity to work.
You will be expected to do your homework on a daily basis
You will be given assignments that you must complete before your next session.
You must show up on time.
You must go to at least 2 milongas and/or 3 practicas a week.
There are two fees. The Fee for space, and the fee for the actual intensive. The fees for space are not included in the cost of the intensive and must be paid by the student.