Level 3 - 4 Mar - May 2018
The theme of this 7-week course is Vals and Milonga.
For Sophia's Spotify lists for Vals, Milonga and Tango go to 'sophiatangos' and look for the lists:
Vals (trad) - for students
Vals (neo) - for students
Milonga (trad) - for students
Milonga (neo) - for students
Tango (trad) - for students
Tango (neo) - for students
Week 6 Starting April 14
Milonga (Part 2 of 3) We focused mainly on the 6 and 8 step combination. See Week 5 video. In that video spot the following moves, which are also well suited to milonga:
'Fake' and retraced steps
Double and triple crosses
Weeks 5 Starting April 7
Milonga (Part 1 of 3) We introduced a 6 and 8 step combination that works will with Milonga:
Week 4 starting April 30
In Week 4 guest teacher was Sergio Torres Pacheco. We took a break from Vals and Milonga so that Sergio could show us one of his favourite Sacada - Gancho combinations for tango:
Week 3 starting April 23
Vals - Part 3 of 3 lessons
Introduced a walking turn to the Right.
Here it is shown in single time but double time would also be possible in parts of the turn:
Week 2 starting April 16
Vals - Part 2 of 3 lessons
Introduced a simple 4 Step turn to the Left...
Week 1 Starting March 27
Vals - Part 1 of 3 lessons
Moves focused on:
Walking Ochos to Cross System Cross
Cross System Cross with Giro to the right
Parallel Cross (double time) with Giro to the right
Two improvisations using the above moves and Ocho Cortado
We will play more with Ocho Cortados in Week 2.
Remember no classes in the Weeks starting April 2 and 9 due to Easter and Pablito's Festival.
Rhythm is 3/4
The double time in Vals feels faster than double time in Tango.
The space after last double time step in Vals and next single time step feels longer than in Tango.
Songs used in the lesson (and good for practicing) were:
Desde el Alma - by Francisco Canaro
Adios Juventud - by Francisco Canaro
Francia - by Tubatango