Level 3 Mar - May 2018

The theme of this 7-week course is Vals and Milonga.
For Sophia's Spotify lists for Vals, Milonga and Tango go to 'sophiatangos' and look for the lists:
  • Vals (trad) - for students
  • Vals (neo) - for students
  • Milonga (trad) - for students
  • Milonga (neo) - for students
  • Tango (trad) - for students
  • Tango (neo) - for students
Week 6 - May 14
Milonga - Part 3 of 3
We introduced the 'Cuna':

Week 5 - May 7
Milonga - Part 2 of 3. We added to this combination:
  • Ocho Cortados
  • Parallel Cross (single and double time)
Week 4 - April 30
Milonga - Part 1 of 3. We started a 3 lesson series on Milonga. Introduction to the Milonga rhythm using a variation of the C-Step with double time (traspie steps) to side step to the right.
Video to be published soon.

Week 3 - April 23

Vals - Part 3 of 3 lessons
We added circular moves to the mix: ie, Medialuna and Giro to the Right from Parallel and Cross System Cross. Continued emphasis on musicality.

Here's some improvisations from previous Vals courses to give you some ideas on how to link these moves...

Week 2 Starting April 16 
Vals - Part 2 of 3 lessons

We added Ocho Cortados to the mix. They work well with 3/4 timing
Here's an improvisation using Ocho Cortados and Cross System Cross combination...

Week 1 Starting March 27

Vals - Part 1 of 3 lessons
Moves focused on:
  • Cross System Cross 
  • Parallel Cross (double time) 
  • Cross System Cross combination (Cross - Forward - Side - Back step - and start again).
Cross System Cross:

Parallel Cross:

Music Notes
  • Rhythm is 3/4
  • The double time in Vals feels faster than double time in Tango. 
  • The space after last double time step in Vals and next single time step feels longer than in Tango.
Songs used in the lesson (and good for practicing) were:
  • Desde el Alma - by Francisco Canaro
  • Adios Juventud - by Francisco Canaro
  • Francia - by Tubatango