Level 3 Aug - Oct 2022

Here are the new moves and combinations introduced each week. Happy practicing!

Week 5: Sep 19
New combination introduced: Parada to Left from 3rd - Cross Over Step - Cross

Change of Direction Step introduced:
Shown here linked to Medialuna and Sanguchito:

Weeks 3 and 4: Sep 5 and 12
No new moves introduced. We reviewed and refined all moves from Week 1 and 2.

Week 2: Aug 29
We introduced Medialuna to Left from 3rd position, then Medialuna to Right (linked by a Back Ocho):

Week 1: Aug 22
We introduce the following combination:
  • Giro to Left from 3rd position
  • Cross Over step (Follower's cross Back step to Leader's Right)
  • Cross System Cross:

Here's some notes and resources from previous terms that you may find useful as a refresher...

Tango Music - for practising 
Check out Sophia's Spotify lists:
Tango (Trad) Best for practicing musicality - walking to single, double and half time.
Tango (Neo) contemporary songs (good for practicing technique)

Link to 250 songs
The following link will download a 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: 250 songs download
This link goes to a zip file (little less than a 1 GB file). 

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

Good habits for tango dancers
  • 'Steel vs spaghetti': Your standing leg is like steel - dynamic, strong and grounded, your free leg is like spaghetti: light and loose without tension.
  • Your free leg hip is stable yet loose and lower than your base leg hip (this removes tension from your free leg)
  • 'Collection' - Thigh or ankle (as you prefer) connection as you walk
  • Push off the floor as you walk - to make your walk more dynamic. 
  • Never lock your knees: You standing leg knee is softly flexed (not locked) - this gives you better contact with the floor.
  • Always find your axis - 'it's your beauty and your power'
  • Walk in the line of your hips - Imagine your hips are at the centre of 2 crossing lines: one going forward / back and the other - left /right. The first line is the guide for forward and back steps, the second line guides side steps.