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Cambridge

These notes summarise several milonga lessons given by Alex Krebs at the Cambridge TangoBar.

Alex reminded us about milonga "style":

... weight centred on each step;

... frequent Traspie movements;

... back foot fully down; and

... side-to-side rocking of the torso to the music.

       
 

We began with the leader facing the wall and repeated:

   
    Leader steps back on his right leg 45 anti-clock across and with the line of dance

Leader steps to his left side along line of dance

Leader steps forward to right of follower across and with the line of dance

Leader closes, facing the wall

 

We then added an ocho and repeated:

   
    Leader steps back on his right leg 45 anti-clock across and with the line of dance

Leader turns so his lead foot follows LOD

Leader's other foot does 90 turn across LOD with hips over turning

Leader steps across follower's line to close

 

... and then tried a corkscrew:

 
    Begin with leader and follower close together

Leader progressively corkscrews down 90o on a series of steps

Leader closes by unwinding the 90o in one reverse step turn

 

... before revising some milonga 4-step fragments:

   
    left forward

right forward (optional turn to right around follower)

left forward (optional turn to left around follower)

right close

       
     

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