Level 3 May - Jul 2018

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
Week 7: Starting July 9
1. Review and linking of all previous moves.
2. Increased focus on the embrace - with reference to the 4 connection points (one on the open side of embrace, and three on the closed side. It was stressed that we need to be active and engaged and present in our embrace, actively connecting at each of the four points.

Week 6: Starting July 2
Review of:
  • (Walking to Follower's Right) with Giro to the Left and Right from the Parallel Cross
  • (Walking to Follower's Left) with Angular Medialuna and Castigada Combinations.

Giro to Right from Parallel Cross

See previous week Lesson Review videos for other moves covered.

Week 5: Starting June 25
Introduction of Giro to the Left from Parallel Cross:

Giro to the Left from Parallel Cross

Week 4: Starting June 18
Review of refinement of moves covered in previous weeks.

Week 3: Starting June 11
Review of Week 1 and 2 combinations.
Introduced concept of walking '3 lanes' :
(from leader's perspective)
  1. To left of follower (her right side)stepping with right leg
  2. Inside - in front of follower stepping with left or right leg
  3. To right of follower (her left side) - stepping with left leg
We improvised with:
  1. Combinations from this term of Level 3 which all start to the right of follower (her left side) 
  2. Linear combinations from Level 1 and 2 which start to the left of the follower (her right side) i.e. C-Step, Parallel Cross.
  3. Walking the 3 lanes
Week 2: Starting June 4
Review of Week 1 combinations:
Added to Combination 1 - Retracing Medialuna ending with internal Parada to the left.
Added to Combination 2 - Double Castigadas - to the right, then left, ending with Parada (internal or external) to the left.

Multiple Medialunas

Double Castigada


Week 1: Starting May 28
Introduced two Combinations related to the theme of 'Unpredictable but surprisingly easy combinations for social tango'
  1. Cross System Stepping to Follower's Left ending with alternative (angular) Medialuna:
  2. Cross System Stepping to Follower's Left ending with Castigada