‘Ten More Weeks To Tango’ Course

The ’10 More Weeks to Tango’ Course is suitable for improvers dancing for more than 3 months but less than 18 months, or for those who have attended the ’10 Weeks to Tango Course’.

If you are an absolute beginner (never danced Argentine Tango before) this course is too difficult for your right now and you should look at the ’10 Weeks to Tango’ course as your place to start your tango journey.

In this course each class reviews and extends core technique, more complex options for each basic figure, as well as introducing new figures. We continue to study musicality to show how each weeks material could be used for different tango tunes. In the final two weeks we introduce the beautiful romantic Tango Vals (waltz) and look at how you can adapt what you already know to the Vals rhythm, and also introduce some specific figures suitable for Vals.

As an improver, over the course of the 10 week program you can boost your repertoire of tango movement, style and musicality to improve your enjoyment of dancing at tango 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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‘Ten More Weeks To Tango’ Course Outline

Week 1 – Different ways of Walking

  • Basic Parallel walk and embrace review (Abrazo y Caminata)
  • Multi-track walking in Parallel Step using Dissociation
    Changing from Parallel to Cross Step while walking (Caminata con Cambio)
  • The Walk with Musical decorations(Caminata con Adorno)
    The Pause with Musical decorations (Pausa con Adorno)
  • Double Timing
  • Mixing it together with what you already know
  • Musicality (Musicalidad)
  • Practise (Practica)

Week 2 – An Abundance of Crosses

  • Week 1 Review
  • Review of the Basic Cross (Basico)
  • The Cross Step Walk-through Cross (Cruzada Liso)
  • The Milonguero Cross (Ocho Cortado)
  • Followers Cross from any point in the walk (Caminata Cruzada)
  • Mixing it together with what you already know
  • Musicalidad
  • Practica

Week 3 – Playing with Ochos and Boleos

  • Week 2 Review
  • Review of Ocho Adelante (front), Ocho Atras (back)
  • Capturing Followers pivot to perform Ochos along the Line Of Dance (LOD)
  • Review of back Voleo
  • Front Voleo
  • Changing direction of Followers pivot to induce Voleo and Castiga (Castiga)
  • Mixing it together with what you already know
  • Musicalidad
  • Practica

Week 4 – Playing with Giros and Sacadas

  • Week 3 Review
  • Review of basic Giros
  • Changing the Giro Axis point (basic Molinete)
  • Changing the Giro Axis to produce a Promenade
  • Changing the Giro Axis to produce Multiple Grapvines (Giro Uva)
  • The 2 step Giro (single axis turn)
  • Mixing it together with what you already know
  • Musicalidad
  • Practica

Week 5 – Playing with Sacadas and Entradas

  • Week 4 Review
  • Entradas as a Leaders Decoration
  • Sacadas in Ochos (both Front and Back) and ‘what happens after?’
  • Multiple Sacadas in a Giro
  • Mixing it together with what you already know
  • Musicalidad
  • Practica

Week 6 – Steamy Leg Wraps, Ganchos, and the Volcada

  • Week 5 Review
  • Review of basic Leg Wrap and basic Ganchos
  • Making the Leg Wrap look steamy!
  • Double Gancho
  • Gancho and Enganche into Giro
  • The Volcada
  • Mixing it together with what you already know
  • Musicalidad
  • Practica

Week 7 – Carrusels and Planeo and Followers Enrosque

  • Week 6 Review
  • Review of basic Planeo
  • Moving from Front Planeo to Reverse Planeo
  • Review of basic Carussel
  • Followers Decorations for Carrusels
  • Moving from Reverse Planeo to Carrusel
  • Mixing it together with what you already know
  • Musicalidad
  • Practica

Week 8 – Followers Enrosque

  • Week 7 Review
  • Leading a Followers Enrosque
  • Moving from Enrosque to Carrusel
  • Off Axis Followers Enrosque
  • Leaders Enrosque during Giros
  • Mixing it together with what you already know
  • Musicalidad
  • Practica

Week 9 (Vals)

  • Vals timing for Walking
  • Playing with the walk using beats 2 & 3
  • The Cross – Vals timing (Cruzada)
  • Walks and Crosses (Caminada y Cruzada)
  • Walking Back Ochos (Caminata Ocho Atras)
  • Multiple Grapevines (Giro Uva)
  • Mixing it together
  • Musicalidad
  • Practica

Week 10 (Vals)

  • Week 9 Review
  • Cross system / parallel system turn
  • The Bow (El Arco)
  • The Rotating Bite (Mordida Rotacion)
  • Romantic Grapevine-like figures
  • Mixing it together
  • Musicalidad
  • Practica