Level 3 Jul - Aug 2019

The theme for this term is combinations to the closed side of embrace and turns to the left

Week 7 Starting Aug 26
In Week 7 we reviewed and linked all the moves from this term, namely:
  • Parada from Cross System Cross (Week 5)
  • Giro to the Left from Cross System Cross (Week 4)
  • 3 Step Giro to the Left combination (Week 3)
  • Castigada Combination (Week 2)
  • Medialuna Combination (Week 1)
Week 6 Starting Aug 19
In Week 6 we focused on the Cross System Cross and combinations that could be linked to it, namely:
  • Parada from Cross System Cross
  • Giro to the Left
  • Resolution
Please refer to previous weeks' videos for the above moves.

Week 5 Starting Aug 12
1. Introduced Parada from Cross System Cross
2. Improvised with Giro to the Left from Cross System Cross (week 4 move) and Parada from Cross System Cross.

Week 4 Starting Aug 5
1. Reviewed 3 Step Giro to the Left combination (from closed side of embrace)
2. Introduced Giro to the Left from Cross System Cross (from open side of embrace).

Both combinations are entered from Cross System

3. Improvised with these two moves - alternating between open and closed side of embrace.

Week 3 Starting July 29
1. Reviewed Castigada and Angular Medialuna Combinations
2. Introduced 3 Step Giro to the Left combination:

All combinations start from the closed side of the embrace.
3. Improvised using all of the above combinations and other moves learnt in Levels 1 & 2, eg Cross, Sanguchito, Medialuna, Ochos.

Week 2 Starting July 22
  • Reviewed Castigada combination (See Week 1 video)
  • Introduced Angular Medialuna Combination:

Week 1 Starting July 15

Introduced Castigada combination:

Tango Music - for practicing 
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 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 (little less than a 1 GB file). 

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