Level 3 Oct - Dec 2016

Week 6: 28.11.16
We continued simulating a milonga and linking all the moves from previous lessons. Strong focus on using the space well. Walking when there is space and going circular when not.

Week 5: 21.11.16

We simulated a milonga and continued with mixing same moves as in Week 3 and adding Giro to the Right from Cross System Cross (introduced in Week 4).

Week 4: 14.11.16
We worked with the Giro to the right from the Cross System Cross:

Week 3: 7.11.16

We simulated a milonga with confined dance space to enable practicing of floor craft and linking moves. 

We started with moves that could be entered from a Backward Ocho - in particular:
  • the Sandwich
  • Cross System Cross
  • Giros to leader's right and left
Then we played with moves that could be entered from Parallel Cross, in particular:
  • Forward Ocho
  • Giro to leader's right
  • Ocho Cortado
  • Americana
No new moves introduced. The focus was on integrating and consolidating what you already have learnt.

Week 2: 31.10.16
We used the Americana as a resolution to the Sandwich.

Week 1: 24.10.16
We introduced the Americana from Ocho Cortado

Reposting this in case you missed the following link...

Tango Music - for practicing

You can find tango music on Spotify. I recommend the following album: 'Serie de Oro' by Carlos di Sarli. This album has good songs for practicing. Avoid the last song 'Tu Palida Voz' as it's a vals.

Re posting the following link for music in case you haven't yet received it. There you will find many of the traditional tango songs we use in class. The 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. It's a little less than a 1 GB file. 

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

Happy listening!