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Hints & Myths about Argentine Tango

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Close Embrace

Alex Krebs is one of the best teachers of close embrace even if Tete is one of the best dancers of the style

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More close embrace

 

In February 2001, Alex introduced us to his method of teaching close embrace:

 
 

Approach:

 
  face partner from about 1m separation

stand tall - grow those extra two inches

relax the midriff and shoulders

Connect:

 
  close slowly

halving the separation distance each time

until abdomens touch

move closer still

close leader's right arm around follower

take hold of followr's right hand

feel the follower's heartbeat

Move:

 
  gently move off from any stop position

steps are slower and simpler in close embrace

 
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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2002-3 Frank Morris