Level 3/4: March - May 2024

Events

Our Practilonga is especially designed for your group to help you build up skills and confidence for dancing tango socially (at milongas). It's not to be missed if you want to take your tango to the next level.  Your next Practilonga is on Saturday May 18, 2024, 2 - 5pm in North Sydney. 

The entry is included in the Level 3/4 course for March - May 2024.  Click below for more details...

You are warmly invited to Milonga SoFeliz in Surry Hills which is hosted by Sophia every 4th Saturday of the month.  Please let Sophia know if you'd like to reserve a place on the SoTango table. Click below for more details...

Lessons

Welcome to a new term of tango! This term we focus on  musicality, decorations and floor craft.

Lesson 3: Monday 15 April 2024

In Lesson 3 we switched the focus to dancing to rhythmic songs.  The songs we danced to were by Juan D'Arienzo: ''Pensalo Bien", . "Hotel Victoria" "Jueves" and "Paciencia." These songs are in the Tango Trad Spotify playlists. Otherwise, search for these songs on Youtube.

We introduced the 'Ocho Cortado with Forward - Side - Back - Step to resolve which works beautifully for this type of music:

Lesson 2: Monday 8 April 2024

In Lesson 2 we continued to focus on dancing to melodic songs.  The songs we danced to were by Carlos Di Sarli: ''Sonatina", "Verdemar" and "Nuestra Noche". These songs are in the Tango Trad Spotify playlists. Otherwise search for these songs on Youtube.

We introduced the 'Barrida to the Cross from Side Step' which works beautifully for this type of music:

Lesson 1: Monday 25 March 2024

In Lesson 1 we focused on  pausing and dancing half time to melodic songs.  The songs we danced to were by Carlos Di Sarli: 'Bailemos' and 'Tormenta'. Both songs are in the Tango Trad Spotify playlists. Otherwise search for these songs on Youtube.

We introduced the 'Two Step Cross' which works beautifully for this type of music.  We ended this move with a Parada to the left. The video below shows this move as an entry to other moves. For now just focus on the Two Step Cross part of the video.

Tango Music - for practicing 

Spotify 

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!

http://www.muraterdemsel.com/250TANGO.zip 

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