The Romantic Vals Workshop is suitable for Argentine Tango dancers who do not yet feel confident with dancing the Vals (waltz) style. Ideally you will have had a minimum of 20 weeks of Tango experience, and may have already attended a social dance (milonga).
This one and a half hour workshop introduces Argentine Tango Vals, the beautiful, sophisticated and elegant tango version of the waltz. The workshop introduces elements of vals technique and musicality, using figures you may already know (working out how to fit them into the Vals timing) as well as introducing some figures ideally suited to the style.
It is ideal for couples wishing to learn this style, whether you want to try Argentine Tango Vals for the first time, or you wish to boost to your basic musicality and technique. By the end of the workshop my aim is to have you dancing a simple Argentine Tango Vals, using some classic figures, to a traditional vals tune.
Take a look at the approximate workshop outline below, and if this appeals to you why not check when our next Vals workshop starts on our events page?
Please note: When we teach this workshop we will try cover as much of the material as possible, depending on the pace of the class, but it is ambitious so we might not get through everything. As we develop more Vals material we will consider making this a longer workshop.
It takes two to vals, so this course will be role balanced (equal leaders and followers) as far as possible.
Visit our events page to see when the next ‘Romantic Vals’ workshop is scheduled.
- Basic Vals timing for Walking
- Using Cadence in the Walk to produce rise and fall
- Rhythmical walking for the Vals timing
Taking Tango Salon figures and reworking them to vals timing using pauses, double timing, and ‘divide by three’ rules.
- The Cross – Vals timing (Cruzada)
- The Box step (Baldosa) with change of weight variation.
- Walking Back Ochos (Caminata Ocho Atras)
- The Milongeuro Cross (Ocho Cortada) including rhythmic playfulness
The Vals as a circular dance
- Multiple Grapevines (Giro Uva)
- Using faster Giros in a Vals.
- Cross system / parallel system turn into Cross
The Vals danced on the spot
- The Box step (Baldosa) with change of weight variation and rise and fall variation.
- The Bow (El Arco)
Two ‘Romantic’ Grapevine-like figures
- Cross system to anti-clockwise turn
- Parallel system to clockwise turn
Please not we reserve the right to alter this program, especially if we come up with some nice new material to teach 🙂