Mastering Tango – Floorcraft and dance flow Workshop

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This workshop continues the series of ‘Mastering tango’ workshops. Each workshop can be taken independently.

One feature of improving your tango is to learn the art of flow… smoothing out transitions between walking and figures to make the dance seem effortless. Another feature of learning social tango is to be able to dance smoothly while dancing in a busy, sometimes rumbustious milonga, having to defend yourself and your partner!

So if you have ever bumped into other people, had your space ‘stolen’ by another couple, run out of room to complete the tango figure you’ve just started, had to come to an abrupt halt, been kicked, etc., you have been in the presence of dancers with poor or no floor-craft skills.

This is a one and a half hour workshop looks at both good floor-craft technique, and defensive dancing, to ensure you will be able to maintain the flow of your dance in busy milongas no matter how crowded it gets.

It is for improvers to intermediate level, and is ideal for couples wishing to expand their technique and musicality for this beautiful, sophisticated and elegant dance.

It takes two to tango, so this workshop will be role balanced (equal leaders and followers) as far as possible. If you don’t have a partner, please visit my Facebook Page, find this event and post a comment to see if anyone is looking for a partner too.

The workshop will cover as much of the following as time allows

  • Maintaining the LOD while performing figures (i.e not crossing lanes)
  • Smoothing out transitions using music as the cue to pause and continue.
  • Exiting a figure in parallel system or cross system – does it matter?
    Leaders tricks when you don’t know which followers foot is free to move on
  • The slow pivot, for when you are a few degrees out of LOD, or a few notes from the end of a music bar.
  • Floor-craft – what is it and why do you need it?
  • Making sure you know who’s is ahead and behind you.
  • Predicting the movement of the couple in front.
  • Leaders Cabeceo and why this is helpful.
  • Is floor-craft just a leaders responsibility and can followers help?
  • Identifying leaders who use floor-craft.
  • Injecting yourself between good leaders.

By the end of the workshop my aim is to have you dancing an Argentine Tango, using smoother and safe dancing under ‘busy’ conditions, to a traditional tango tune.

Places are limited (10 people only) so you need to book and pay for your place below to guarantee entry. Please don’t attend without booking (we might be too full to let you in), and please don’t book without attending (you might be blocking a place that someone else could use instead)!

If you miss out on this workshop, we are planning more in the area later in the year, subject to demand.

What to bring: your usual dance shoes, clothing to allow free movement, and any refreshments you may wish to consume.


Bookings are now closed for this event.

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