Level 2 March - May 2017

Week 7 (starting 22.05.17)

We reviewed, refined and worked on linking possibilities of all the moves of Level 1 and 2: 
  • Ochos - forward and back
  • Cross - parallel
  • Sandwich - 3 steps circular in one direction
  • Medialuna - more than 3 steps circular in one direction
Here's an improvised display of these moves:

Week 6 (starting 15.5.17)
We introduced Giro to the right from Parallel Cross (see Week 5 video).

We also continued refining Medialuna and Sandwich. All moves are resolved by a Forward Ocho. The Medialuna and Sandwich are both entered from a Backward Ocho.

Week 5 (starting 8.5.17)
We continued with Medialuna and alternated with Sandwich - which both start from the Backward Ocho and end with Forward Ocho. See previous weeks for videos.

At the end of the lesson (in North Sydney only) we gave a preview of Week 6 move: Giro to the Right from Parallel Cross:

Week 4 (starting 01.05.17)
We continued with Medialuna

Week 3 (starting 10.04.17)
We continued with Sandwich and introduced Medialuna:

Week 2 (starting 03.04.17)
We reviewed Week 1 moves and introduced Sandwich:

Week 1 (starting 27.3.17)
  • Reviewed Parallel Cross with 2 Forward Ochos, change of weight and resolution
  • Introduced Parallel Cross with 2 Forward Ochos, 2 Back Ochos, change of weight and resolution
  • Introduced Backward Ocho from Side Step ('Salida') followed by 3 Back Ochos, change of weight and resolution
Back Ochos from side step:

Parallel Cross, Forward and Back Ochos, Resolution:

Parallel Cross, Forward Ochos, Resolution:

In case you didn't receive this in previous term...

Tango Music - for practicing

You can find tango music on Spotify. I recommend the following album: 'Serie de Oro' by Carlos di Sarli. This album has good songs for practicing. Avoid the last song 'Tu Palida Voz' as it's a vals.

The following link will download a fabulous collection of 250 of the most popular songs (tango, vals and milonga) played in milongas around the world!  Focus for now only on the tangos. Also focus on instrumental songs as opposed to vocals as these are easier to find the beat. Di Sarli is one of the better orchestras to start with.

This link goes to a zip file. It's a little less than a 1 GB file. 

Here's a link to help you better understand tango music for dancing.