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In this class, we look at basic gancho technique and more advanced concepts such as linked "El Pulpo Style" ganchos.
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.
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.
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.
We started by looking at very compact variations on the ocho cortado, for small spaces.
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.
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.
This class focuses on leg wraps. Leg wraps are ganchos which happen during a turn which resolve in the same direction as the turn.
A Barrida (a sweep, a drag) is the dragging of a partner’s free leg during a Caminata (walk) or Giro (turn).