’10 Weeks to Tango’ Course

Couple dancing tango Ten Weeks to Tango version 3

The ’10 week to Tango’ Course is suitable for absolute beginners and improvers dancing less than 18 months. Each class introduces core technique, basic figures and slightly more complex options for each figure. We also study musicality to show how each weeks material could be used for different tango tunes.

As a beginner, over the course of the 10 week program you can develop a large enough repertoire of tango movement, style and musicality to help prepare you to start dancing at tango social dances (called milongas).

Take a look at the course outline below, and if this appeals to you why not check out when our next beginners course starts, on our events page, and take advantage of our online booking discounts?

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The ’10 Weeks to Tango’ Course Outline

Week 1

  • The Embrace (El Abrazo)
  • The Walk (La Caminata)
  • The Rock Turn (Vuelta de Roca)
  • The Rebound Turn (Vuelta de Rebote)
  • Mixing the Walk and Turns
  • Musicality (Musicalidad)
  • Practise (Practica)

Week 2

  • Week 1 Review
  • Half Moon Turn (Media Luna)
  • The Cross (Cruzada)
  • Mixing the Walk, Half Moon turn, and the Cross
  • Musicalidad
  • Practica

Week 3

  • Week 2 Review
  • Changing Direction (Cambio de Frente)
  • Mixing Cambio de Frente and Media Luna
  • Front Figure 8 (Ocho Adelante)
  • Mixing Cruzada and Ocho Adelante
  • Stop (Parada)
  • The Pass (Pasada)
  • Musicalidad
  • Practica

Week 4

  • Week 3 Review
  • Back Figure 8 (Ocho Atras)
  • Mixing the Walk and Back Figure 8’s
  • The Sandwich (Sanguichito or Mordida)
  • Decorations for Ochos (Adornos)
  • Musicalidad
  • Practica

Week 5   

  • Week 4 Review
  • Half Moon with Back Figure 8 (Medial Luna con Ocho Atras)
  • The Grapevine (La Uva)
  • The Run (Corrida)
  • Columbian (Columbino)
  • Musicalidad
  • Practica

Week 6

  • Week 5 Review
  • The Turn (Giro)
  • The Drag (Arrastre or Barrida)
  • Decorations (Adornos)
  • Musicalidad
  • Practica

Week 7

  • Week 6 Review
  • The Back Return (Voleo or Boleo)
  • Double Figure 8s (Doble Ochos)
  • Mirrored Columbians (Colombina de Espejo)
  • Musicalidad
  • Practica

Week 8

  • Week 7 Review
  • Leg Wrap (Enganche)
  • The Hook (Gancho)
  • Musicalidad
  • Practica

Week 9

  • Week 8 Review
  • Taking/entering Space (Sacada/Entrada)
  • The Merry-Go-Round (Carrusel)
  • Musicalidad
  • Practica

Week 10

  • Program Review
  • The Glide (Planeo)
  • The Structure of a Tango Social Dance (Milonga)
  • Floorcraft (respect for other dancers)
  • Other Types of Tango Dances seen at a Milonga
  • Practica