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)

Vals (Trad)

Milonga (Trad)

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:

See previous week Lesson Review videos for other moves covered.

Week 5: Starting June 25

Introduction of 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)

We improvised with:

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.

Week 1: Starting May 28

Introduced two Combinations related to the theme of 'Unpredictable but surprisingly easy combinations for social tango'