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Traveling Ochos are a staple of Argentine Tango vocabulary. It is the common variety of Ocho that is used constantly, and it is also the first and only Ocho that most people learn. When most people think of an Ocho, the Traveling Ocho is what comes to mind. Tango Topics created a distinction of types of Ochos because there are more than one kind (there are 8 actually). This variety is called a ‘Traveling’ Ocho because of what it does: It ‘travels’ or moves down the line of dance! It is also one of 4 pieces of common vocabulary [ 1.) Parallel Walking. 2.) Traveling Ochos. 3.) Follower’s Molinete. 4.) Argentine Cross.] that is used ubiquitously as a way of expressing the dance.

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