Level 4 Mar - Apr 2019

Week 7, May 20
1) Reviewed:
  • Giro (3 step) to Left from cross system stepping to closed side of embrace - resolved with Parallel or Cross System Cross
  • Front Boleo from Cross Step walk to closed side of embrace
  • Giros to left and right from different entry points (Ochos, Crosses, standing start)
2) Integrated and linked the above moves to existing repertoire
3) Focused on Musicality - dancing the above moves to D'Arienzo (rhythmic) and Di Sarli (more melodic) to explore different ways of expressing these moves musically.

Week 5 and 6,  May 6 & 13
Reviewed Week 4 move (3 Step Giro) and showed resolution with both Parallel and Cross System Cross:

3 Step Giro resolved with Crosses


Introduced Front Boleo from Cross Step walk to closed side of embrace

with Front Boleo


Week 4 April 15
Introduced
move of Giro to Left from cross system stepping to closed side of embrace - resolved with Parallel Cross.

Giro to Left from Cross System stepping to closed side of embrace


Week 3: April 8

Focus was on Giros - technique and entry points, in particular from Ochos to left and right and from standing start.

Week 2: April 1
1. First part of lesson focused on: 
Leaders navigating in small space  - including angling their moves to use the outer space of the floor rather than directly in the line of the 'ronda'.
Continued with followers ornamenting to the
 to the piano triplets ending phrases in  the songs we played with in Week 1 (D'Agostino songs: 'Tres Esquinas' and 'Un Tropezon')

2. The second part of lesson focused on:
Identifying the most direct entry into moves such as Sandwich, Barridas (back cross steps) Ocho Cortado (forward cross step) and the Cross. One of the realisations was that in tight spaces circular moves (where dancers move around each other) are very useful and these are usually entered from Cross Steps (forward or back). 

Week 1: March 25
Focused on:
  • Slowing down and controlling movement - so not led by momentum
  • Musical Phrasing
  • Ornamenting 
We danced to two D'Agostino songs: 'Tres Esquinas' and 'Un Tropezon' and focused on ornamenting in particular to the piano triplets that often end D'Agostino's phrases.

Ornamenting and Phrasing