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These notes summarise a basic tango course taught by Rodolfo Aguerrodi and Miho Omaki in October 2001.

There were four 3-hour lessons each usually beginning, Rodolfo-style, with an exercise to improve body control around a critical position from which various moves can be developed.

The second half of the lesson builds those moves progressively. The first and last lessons were focused almost exclusively on exercise and practice respectively.

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Lesson 1 began with walking exercises:

   
       
 

Walking:

   
    Lead from chest; Upright posture; Slide foot, test pressure then transfer weight

Exercise to put weight onto toes

 

Displacement:

   
    Lead shoulders offset to bring follower to that side

walk straight, straightening shoulders to bring follower in front

 

Leadaround:

   
    When walking displaced, lead foot touches outside of follower's trailing foot

Cue to stop and lead follower into side step across front of you; walk forward crossed

       
 

Forward Side Back Side Back Ocho Out:

   
    walk displaced, lead foot touches outside of followers trailing foot

Leader turns into side step facing follower; turns again; walk backwards - follower displaced

Leader turns into side step; changing weight to lead backward ocho

       
 

Forward Side Back Side Back Side Forward Side Out:

   
    Walk displaced, lead foot touches outside of followers trailing foot

Leader turns into side step facing follower; turns again; step backwards - follower displaced

Lead follower into side step across you; lead backward, side, forward, side Out

       
 

Forward Side Back Side LeadAround contratempo Lead contratempo Out:

   
    Walk displaced, lead foot touches outside of followers trailing foot

Leader turns into side step facing follower; turns again; step backwards - follower displaced

Lead follower into double tempo side step across you; forward, side,

Leader walks double tempo side, back, side then comes out in normal tempo,

       
       
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