Level 4 March - May 2017

Week 7 (starting 22.05.17)

We focused on musicality, and particularly phrasing. The main song we focused on was 'Tres Esquinas' by D'Agostino. This song has very distinctive phrasing.

I searched for a tango display to this song and found a nice interpretation by a Greek couple dancing in a social tango competition.  Love their stable, serene posture, elegant walk and precise musicality - notice the phrasing and footwork to the triplets! 


... and like this display by an American couple - also lovely phrasing:


Week 6 (starting 15.05.17)
We reviewed Week 5 move -  alternative Barrida to the Right from Backward Ocho. We then focused on linking other Barridas covered this term, and applying musicality. No new moves introduced.

Week 5 (starting 08.05.17)
We reviewed Barridas from previous weeks and introduced an alternative version of Barrida to the right from Back Ocho  This version connects with the outside of the follower's foot:


and here's another by an American couple - Ney Melo and Jennifer Bratt:


Week 4 (starting 01.05.17)
We reviewed two of the three Barridas introduced in Weeks 2 and 3:
  • From Back Ocho to left and right
  • From side step to Cross
Week 3 (starting 10.04.17)
Barridas from side step to Cross
Optional endings: Forward Ocho/ Paradads or Giro to the left:
Not mentioned on the video is the optional side barrida on second side step.

**Remember no classes on April 17 and 24 


Week 2 (starting 03.4.17)
Barridas from Back Ocho (Sandwich entry)


Week 1 (starting 27.3.17)
Barridas from Back Ochos - to left and right:

In case you haven't received this from earlier terms...

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. 

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. 


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.