The Close Embrace Molinete. This is the ‘default’ turn in Argentine Tango. You see it everywhere. It is expected from both sides of the embrace. Follower’s will default to this turn because it’s led so often and it’s so ubiquitous. The turn itself, a molinete (pron: moh-lin-net-tay) consists of 4 steps (1 that repeats), Forward, Side (2), and Back. However, when we’re talking about the Molinete, we’re actually talking about 2 pieces of vocabulary that come together. 1.) The Follower’s Molinete. 2.) The Lead’s Giro. The movement itself is quite simple, however to do it well requires a deep understanding of the embrace, one’s walk, and applied disassociation.
This video shows Lead and Follower technique for the ‘how to’ that you need to know to improve your dance in Close Embrace dancing. It should be noted that while this video can teach you everything that you need to know, as well as showing you where the pitfalls of this movement are for both roles, you will still need to study with an instructor to get the kinesthetics aligned properly. This video should be used as reference while under the care and feeding of a qualified instructor.
Contained In This Package:
- Applied Disassociation
- The Lazy Man’s Turn
- The Armpit Dancer
- Close Embrace Molinete Instruction
Pre-Requisites: It is assumed that you understand walking systems and that you have a complete understanding of your foundation and your embrace. If you are uncertain about your understanding of these things, these videos below will help you with that process. Please understand these videos are not here to sell you soap, but rather to further and deepen your clarity around these very important topics. Please purchase/review the following videos: