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Hints & Myths about Argentine Tango
       

Lapis Turns

Alex Krebs showed us how to do some lapis turns in January 2002.

Following

Ganchos

Leading

Close embrace

Round Church in Cambridge
       
 

We began with some Giro practice:

   
    using normal alternating open / close hold
 

then leading all forward steps:

   
    close hold on following side;

open on leading side

 

and all backward steps:

   
    close hold on leading side;

open on following side

       
 

Leader’s lapis (importance of bent knees):

   
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Leader steps to side,

Leader steps around Follower, pivoting her slightly, and brings following foot into cross in front

Leader does lapis as Follower steps to side

Leader holds as Follower enters forward step

Leader walks out

       
 

Follower’s lapis:

   
    Lead Follower into back step

Lower Follower by lowering left hand (possibly inching back)

Leader steps back to his right if Follower on her left foot(or forward to his right if Follower on left)

       
 

34567:

   
    Leader steps to side,

Leader steps around Follower, pivoting her slightly, and brings following foot into cross in front

Leader does lapis as Follower steps to side

Leader holds as Follower enters forward step

Leader sacadas Follower’s trailing leg with same foot as Follower goes into side step

Leader sacadas Follower’s trailing leg with same foot and corsses as Follower goes into back step

repeat

       
       
       
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2002-7 Frank Morris