Technique

Simple, Sensual and Smooth: How to do a Double Planeo (tango steps)

We all have something in tango that we are known for. No I’m not speaking about the fact that you’re the last one standing at every milonga or your ability to name every song the DJ plays (though if it’s the case I’m impressed!)… but rather the quality that you bring to your dancing. Some […]

Technique

Followers Technique: How Not to Lose Your Balance in the Close Embrace

Tango dancer, Have you ever felt uncomfortable in the close embrace – or worse – lost your balance while in the arms of your tango partner? If yes, I used to, so I completely relate! The uncomfortable truth, ladies, is that it is often our fault, and not our partner’s… See, it’s easy for us […]

Technique

The Open Side of the Embrace: Where to put the hand? (help for balance)

Tango dancer, Recently a student of ours came to ask me why she was regularly losing her balance during the dance, despite all her efforts. Indeed, her and her partner had worked hard at doing individual exercises for balance. When they practiced the movements in practice embrace they both felt comfortable… but when they went […]

Technique

Tango: What To Do When You Are Dancing With Less Experienced Partners

Tango Dancer, Do you ever dance with less experienced dancers than you, in milongas, classes or practicas? We do, and we love it! But if you sometimes feel a bit frustrated when your partner is not at the same level, or unsure about how to keep dancing when your partner is not clear, then this […]

Connection

Tango or not Tango? How To Keep The Physical Connection (3 Common Mistakes)

Tango dancer, We often say that people come to tango for the movements, and stay for the connection… Can you relate?!? Our theory is that it is such a surprisingly challenging dance, that we stick to it once we have felt the incredible warmth, power and intimacy of a connected embrace. There are so many […]

Connection, Technique

Tango Embrace: How to Start and Finish a Tango (Tips to Better Connection)

Dear dancer, There is this big thing in Tango about “looking the part”. Have you ever sat at a milonga table looking in awe at those dancers on the dance floor and wondering how they look so “at ease” in this world? Most of them don’t seem to do anything you couldn’t, they don’t dance […]

Connection, Technique

Tango Close Embrace: 3 Tips for a Comfortable Embrace (Common Mistakes to Avoid)

Dear dancer, If you’re anything like us, you really want your partner to feel comfortable in your embrace… (Isn’t it niiiiiiice, when people compliment your embrace at the end of a tanda?…) Yet there are some common mistakes we see (and that we have had to correct on ourselves to) that sometimes make the embrace […]

Technique

How To Dance Around The Leader: A Succession of Sacadas (Tango Lesson)

Tango dancer This week, we want you to have fuuuuun! How about a movement that makes you take the boredom (if there was any…) out of any tanda and makes both dancers feel connected and powerful? Nice, eh? In this video, we teach you a playful combination of sacadas, so you can add power, playfulness […]

Connection, Technique

How To Be More Connected: One Number and a Mindset Change

Tango is not a number’s game. Yet there is one number that sticks with us, as teachers, and that we see transform our students’ dancing. Contrarily to what it might sound like, it is not set in stone. It can vary. But it matters. See, we know that when you dance your attention tends to […]