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300 Level Classes

To register for our 300 level classes students must have taken ALL of the 200 level classes AND have approval to move forward. Just taking all of the 200 level classes does not guarantee admittance to the 300 level classes.

These classes are arranged into 3 one-hour weekly classes. In addition to the class topic, we always focus on musicality and proper dance floor etiquette (floorcraft) as well as perfecting the embrace (un abrazo) and posture.

To get credit for each series you must come to all 3 weeks. Each series is accompanied online with class notes and demonstration videos.

T - Tango    V - Vals    M - Milonga

T301 - Sacadas II: Back & Side Sacadas
A Sacada (displacement) is when one dancer steps into the space that their partner just vacated. In this class, we will look at Internal and External Back and Side Sacadas for both men and women.

T302 - Enrosques?
An Enrosque (corkscrew) is when a man turns on one foot while the other foot is tucked in front of or behind his other foot. Generally he turns his chest, then his hips and then his legs and feet giving the appearance of a corkscrew turning.

T303 - Ganchos II: Advanced Ganchos
In this class, we look at more advanced Ganchos for both Men and Women including Reverse Ganchos and Pulpeados.

T304 - Piernazos
A Piernazo (high leg wrap) is when the woman or man stretches their free leg to wrap up high around their partners waist.

T305 - Giros III: Dynamic & Single Axis Turns?
This class focuses on more dynamic Giros (turns) and Single-Axis Giros in which the man and the woman share a single-axis which they both share as they go around giving the appearance of spinning.

T306 - Boleos II: In-line/Linear Boleos
A Linear (In-Line) Boleo is when a woman’s step is interrupted causing her to extend her free leg straight  backward, forward or sideways.

T307 - Volcadas
A Volcada is when the woman is lead completely off of her vertical axis to lean forward into the man with her free leg floating forward.  In this class we will look at Forward and Back Volcadas with different resolutions such as Cruzada, Calesita and Boleo.

T308 - Colgadas
A Colgada is when the woman is lead completely off of her vertical axis to lean away from the man. The man also leans back to counter-balance the woman. This class we will look at Back Colgadas, Side Colgadas and Single-Axis Turns while in Colgada.

T309 - Musicality
This class will focus on advanced concepts in musicality including staccato vs legato steps, rebotes and ideas for dancing to different orchestras such as Pugliese, D’Arienzo and Di Sarli.

T310 - Soltadas
A Soltada (release) is when the couple temporarily releases their embrace. Generally this is done when executing and Giro.

T311 - Alternative Embraces
In this class we will explore Alternative Embraces including Doble Frente (double front) and other possible embraces.

T312 - Other Nuevo Concepts: Saltos, Resbaladas y Congeladas
This class explores new concepts of Tango. A Saltos (jumps) is when the man, woman or both jump during a figure. A Resbaladas (slides) is when the man tilts the woman off of her vertical axis and then slides her forward, backward or to the side. A Congelada (freeze) is when a woman is stopped with her weight split evenly between her two feet and the man goes around her.

V301 - Vals II
In this class we will look at advanced ideas to express the rhythm of Vals.

M301 - Milonga II
In this class we will look at advanced ideas to express the rhythm of Vals.