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In this class, we look at a turn (giro) to the close side of the embrace with a sacada and resolving in a volcada.
In this class, we look at dynamic turns (giros) to the open side of the embrace.
Steps for the Social Dance Floor: Giro with Rulo to Enrosque to Sacada to Calesita
Clint Rauscher and Shelley Brooks
"Motivo Sentimental" by Carlos di Sarli with Alberto Podestá singing.
In this class, we start by walking with the leaders changing weight without leading the women to change weight. Then we walk and switch to cross system and perform small sacadas as we walk.
This was our second week of looking at split weight moments. Most all split weight moments involve a parada since we are at least temporarily pausing at the moment in the exact middle of our step. At that moment we can shift weight to a new leg or back to the leg we just left.
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 step is a very famous and popular move in the milongas of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Many, if not all, of the older milongueros perform this step. The joy of this move is in the musicality and the swoosh feeling it gives the followers during the dips (changes of our vertical plane). Everytime I teach this move, it always recieves lots of positive feedback from the followers. They love it.