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12/03/2014 at 11:42 PM in blog folder icon Tango Classes
In this class, we look at basic gancho technique and more advanced concepts such as linked "El Pulpo Style" ganchos.

 

06/24/2014 at 07:51 PM in blog folder icon 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.

 

04/23/2013 at 03:04 PM in blog folder icon Tango Classes
In this class, we examine the basic technique for a gancho and then look at some creative ganchos such as reverse ganchos and twisty ganchos. We also combined the gancho with boleos and colgadas.

 

04/09/2013 at 03:51 PM in blog folder icon Tango Classes
In this class we looked at Soltadas from the back cross. Soltadas are releases of the embrace. We break our embrace temporarily to perform a soltada.

 

06/05/2012 at 02:45 PM in blog folder icon Tango Classes
We started by looking at very compact variations on the ocho cortado, for small spaces.

 

04/01/2012 at 12:00 AM in blog folder icon Tango Classes
Twisty Ganchos

 

03/30/2012 at 05:44 PM in blog folder icon Tango Classes
This video covers two classes worth of material. The first was on finding the middle part of each step and being able to shift her weight back and forth between her legs without resolving the step, until we are ready. In the second class, we look at forward & back sacadas for the leaders and forward sacadas for the followers.

 

03/03/2012 at 06:21 PM in blog folder icon Tango Classes
In tango, each step has a beginning, middle, and end. There is a moment in the middle when our weight is evenly distributed between both legs. We can use that moment to create some very interesting possibilities.

 

03/02/2012 at 11:55 PM in blog folder icon Tango Classes
This class focuses on leg wraps. Leg wraps are ganchos which happen during a turn which resolve in the same direction as the turn.

 

09/27/2010 at 05:26 PM in blog folder icon Tango Classes
A Barrida (a sweep, a drag) is the dragging of a partner’s free leg during a Caminata (walk) or Giro (turn).

 



   

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