Level 4 May - Jul 2019

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 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: 250 songs download
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

Here's what we've covered so far...

Week 7: July 9
1. Reviewed all combinations covered this term
2. Introduced a navigation friendly version of the Week 6 move:
Follower's Sacada to Leader's Forward Step ending with:

Barrida from Back to Side Step
or Parada / Sandwich on Back Step:

Week 6: July 2
No new moves introduced.
Giro to Right combinations (from Weeks 4 and 5) using:
Follower's Sacada to Leader's Forward Step ending with:
  • Barrida from Back to Side Step
  • or Parada / Sandwich on Back Step
This involved a lot of focus on technique for leading and executing a follower's sacada

Please note that these combinations will take you to the left of the line of traffic so you need to have plenty of space on the floor. In Week 6 we will introduce an alternative version of these Follower's Sacada combinations which are more navigation friendly. 

Week 5: June 24
Introduced a Giro to Right combination using:
  • Follower's Sacada to Leader's Forward Step 
  • Barrida from Back to Side Step:

Week 4: June 17
1. Introduced Follower's Sacadas
Ended with Giro to Right or Parada / Sandwich:

2. Reviewed and refined Sacadas from:
  • Giro to Left (Week 3)
  • Giro to Right (Weeks 1 and 2)
  • Sandwich to Left and Right (Week 1)
Week 3: June 10
1. Introduced Sacada to Follower's Side Step, then Leader's Lapiz - from Giro to Left:

2. Reviewed moves from Weeks 1 and 2 - all involving Sacadas from Giros to the Right. 
Here's new videos for those moves...

Week 2: June 3

1. Introduced:
 Sacadas to Giro to Right. 
Sacadas to Follower's Side and Back Steps :

2. Reviewed: 
Sacadas from Sandwiches ('Sanuchitos') to Left and Right 
Here's Sandwich to the Right ( to Giro). 
(video was not ready in time for Week 1 Review)

Sacadas are to Follower's Forward and Side Steps. 
Parada to Back Step to end:
See Week 1 for Sandwich to Left video

Week 1: May 27

This term's focus is on Sacadas

Sacadas from Sandwich to the Left and Right.
Here's to the Left...

(see Week 2 Review for Sandwich to the Right / Sacada combination)