Level 3 Feb - Mar 2019

Week 7 starting March 18, 2019

A lot covered this week! 
We focused on:
  • Cross System Cross
  • Giro to Left - from Cross System Cross
  • Paradas added to Forward (circular) Cross Steps:

Sandwich ending with Paradas


Paradas from Forward (circular) Ochos

Improvising with Paradas

Giro to Left

Note: Although this video is demonstrating Vals the same move can be used for Tango

and moves from previous weeks:
  • Short Cross (Week 1)
  • Short Cross to Giro to Right (Week 2)
  • Side Step to Medialuna to Leader's Right (Week 3)
  • Ocho Cortado from Salida / Rebounds (Week 4)
  • Difference between Forward Ocho and Ocho Cortado lead (at end of turns) (Weeks 5 and 6)
  • Ocho Technique (Week 6)
Please review videos from previous weeks.

Week 6 starting March 11, 2019
Reviewed
  • Short Cross (Week 1)
  • Short Cross to Giro to Right (Week 2)
  • Side Step to Medialuna to Leader's Right (Week 3)
  • Ocho Cortado from Salida / Rebounds (Week 4)
Introduced:
  • Difference between Forward Ocho and Ocho Cortado lead (at end of turns)
Practiced:
Ocho technique

Week 5 starting March 4, 2019
Reviewed moves from previous weeks:
  • Short Cross (Week 1)
  • Short Cross to Giro to Right (Week 2)
  • Side Step to Medialuna to Leader's Right (Week 3)
  • Ocho Cortado from Salida / Rebounds (Week 4)
Introduced:
How to end turns to the right with Ocho Cortado:

Ending turns with Ocho Cortados


Week 4 starting February 25, 2019
Reviewed moves starting from Follower's side step with Left Leg to Leader's Right side:
  • Short Cross (Week 1)
  • Short Cross to Giro to Right (Week 2)
  • Side Step to Medialuna to Leader's Right (Week 3)
Introduced Ocho Cortado entered from Salida. This move is also to the Leader's Right but involves Follower's Forward Cross step with Right leg. 

This is the most usual way for Follower's to step around the Leader's Right side. For this reason, if the Short Cross is not led by starting with an immediate pivot of the Follower's Right foot she is likely to quickly change weight to her Left leg and move forward with her Right leg as in this move of Ocho Cortado. 

The first example of  Ocho Cortado variations in the following video is entered from Salida.

Improvisations with Ocho Cortados


Here's the Ocho Cortado in more detail, here led from the Parallel Cross:

Ocho Cortado from Parallel Cross


Here is the Ocho Cortado from Salida
This particular example is danced to milonga music - the rebounds suit milonga songs and punchy tangos:

Ocho Cortado from Salida to Milonga


Here's how to fit your Ocho Cortados to melodic and rhythmic music:

Musicality for Ocho Cortados


Week 3 starting February 18, 2019
New move: First step of 'Short Cross'  (Follower's side step with Left leg) led to Giro to Right. In other words interrupting the Short Cross to lead a Giro:

Short Cross incomplete led to Giro to Right


Week 2 starting February 11, 2019
  • Added Giro to the Right from 'Short' Parallel Cross
  • Alternated with Full and Short Parallel Crosses:

Short Cross - Giro to Right


Week 1 starting February 4, 2019

Introduced 'standing start' Parallel Cross:

Shortened version of cross