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Hints & Myths about Argentine Tango

tango8.bmp Tango Leading

Tango requires the leader to give clear but subtle signals in good time so the follower can respond smoothly.

Alex Krebs gave us some leading hints at a workshop in Cambridge in Jan 2002

Close Embrace

Following

Ganchos

Turns

 

Walking backwards:

 
  Leaders body first, leg after; follower's leg first , body after;

Follower reaches out backward, touching floor.

Stretching to side, forward, backward exercise:

 
  Leader signalling strength of step before taking it

Clockwise Exercise in parallel system:

 
  Leader steps forward on left foot; follower steps back on left foot

Lead follower across to right while changing weight

Leader steps back on left foot; follower steps forward on left foot

Leader steps forward on right foot; follower steps back on right foot

Lead follower across to left while changing weight

Leader steps back on right foot; follower steps forward on right foot ...

Box exercise:

 
  1 Leader steps forward on left ft; follower steps back on left ft

2 Lead follower across to right while changing weight

3 Leader steps back on left ft; follower steps forward on left foot

4 Leader pivots 180 and changes weight while follower does side step ...

Variations:

 
  Leader accelerates into backward step and pivots; slows on forward step and change weight

Opportunity to go cross on pivot etc

Opportunity to add backward ocho ...

   
 
How it started
What you must do first
Getting around
Intertwining those legs
Having real fun
Swirling around the room
No limits

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2002 Frank Morris