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Tangology 101 is dedicated to the study of Argentine Tango dance, music and history. Our Online Video Dance Lessons primarily focus on the social forms of Argentine Tango. You can watch and learn everything from the basic steps to the most advanced concepts of the dance. Our History of Argentine Tango section focuses on the history of the music and its' orchestras.
Our Classes and Workshops area educates you about our weekly Atlanta tango classes as well as our lessons in Macon and Athens, Georgia. It also has information about our workshops in other cities and private dance lessons in Atlanta, Macon and Athens. The Milongas and DJing section fills you in on our Atlanta Tango Community Milongas (Dance Parties) and about my DJing.
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Most Recent Blogs:
09/15/2014 at 01:31 AM in Traditional Tandas
This week's tanda is a classic set by Anibal Troilo with Francisco Fiorentino singing. You don't get much more tango than this. Troilo and Fiorentino created some of the greatest tango music of all time. In these songs, Troilo is at the top of his game with some of the best musicians around, including Orlando Goñi on piano and Astor Piazzolla, along with Troilo, on bandoneon.
Translation of Gricel: http://poesiadegotan.com/2012/12/17/gricel-1937/
Translation of Barrio de Tango: http://letrasdetango.wordpress.com/2011/12/30/barrio-de-tango/
07/30/2014 at 09:47 PM in Tango Classes
Clint Rauscher and Shelley Brooks
In this class, our theme was executing barridas (to sweep or drag), including many creative variations.
06/24/2014 at 07:51 PM in Tango Classes
In this demo, we start with the most basic of leg wraps (ganchos), leading her to a side open and stepping into her step to receive the wrap (:14). The primary leg wrap from the class can be seen clearly at :22 and 1:55. It starts with a rebound step and lead her around/over my right leg, creating an opportunity for her to wrap. One thing that we discussed in the class was the technique for the women, to make these safe for the dance floor, is to not extend the leg out after the wrap.. notice at :25, Shelley's knee is bent and goes up instead of out.
Then we proceed to demonstrate more complex wraps showing how they can be used to express the music, such as at 1:17. Two of my favorites are the double wrap at 1:44 and the inside the embrace gancho at 2:00. We also did a piernazo (high leg wrap, above the man's waist) at :45.
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