Hints & Myths about Argentine Tango



Close embrace

These notes summarise some close embrace workshops given in Cambridge in Autumn 2004 by Jur & Jonne from Amsterdam.


We began in close embrace:

    beginning a side step,

but finding the middle of the step

pausing to reverse the move slightly, before

continuing to complete the step

We continued in close embrace:

    beginning a side step,

but bouncing back to reverse the step almost as soon as the lead foot touches the floor

We then played with the pace of the "lead" and "collect" parts of a step:

    Out slowly followed by a quick collect, or

Out quickly followed by a slow collect

We then broke up our patterns of dancing by playing with the eight possible combinations of three steps:

    step, step, step;

step, step, change weight;

step, change weight, step;

step, change weight, change weight;

change weight, step, step;

change weight, step, change weight;

change weight, change weight, step;

change weight, change weight, change weight;

We then thought a bit about tango sentences in which the beginning and end moves are more significant - the capital letters of the dance.



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