Tag Archives: tangodancing

Tango Variation: Changing Dynamics In The Americana (For Musicality)

Okay, picture this… It’s Saturday evening. You’ve put on your most beautiful clothes, show up at your favorite milonga, greet your tango friends, put on your shoes… You’re already getting excited listening to the beautiful music that’s playing but instead of feeling worried you won’t be able to fully express the music, you’re confident and […]

Tango Technique: How To Use The Hips For Better Connection (3 Tips)

Dear dancer, I’ll be completely honest with you.  Your tango teacher has been lying to you all along.  I know they have, because we do too… See, when you start your tango journey, you teacher probably told you to use the center of the chest to lead or follow.  Want to know the truth? There […]

How to Sacada: 4 Technical Details to Make Your Sacadas Work (Tango)

Hi dancer! 4 sacada tips we wish we’d known sooner “Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” – Eleanor Roosevelt   ^smart lady right there.    Mistakes are a part of life, but the fewer things you have to learn the hard way, the better, am I […]

Tango Steps: 4 Tips To Make The Sandwichito More Elegant (Easy Tips)

Hi dancer, There are a lot of assumptions out there when it comes to tango steps… …that there is a ‘wrong’ and ‘right’ way to dance a movement …that the fancier and more sophisticated the step, the better …that once we have learned a movement, we don’t need to revisit it None of these things […]

Tango Perfect Combination: Off-Axis + Giro + Enrosque (Giro Steps)

Dear dancer, Do you have a mantra? A meaningful sentence you’ve chosen to help you through your tango dancing, a challenging time, your life journey…? I’ve never really thought of this, to be honest, but we recently started working with a new coach who asked us to choose a mantra for our new project. And […]

Tango Off-Axis: How to go Off-Axis from the Side Step (Technique)

Is off-axis 💀 dead?   You’ve probably heard whispers that tango Nuevo and its off-axis movements is dead, that it’s over, or that the axis sharing moves are oh-so-passé.     (People will say anything if it excuses them from challenging themselves and learning new technique)     But a quick look at all maestro […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tango Turns: Giro with Acceleration (Molinete)

Tango dancer, Do you know that moment at the end of the tango songs when the music speeds up? It’s called the variation. It’s the moment when I used to ‘panic’ and do too much, anticipate, lose my balance… whereas tango is inviting us to stay grounded and speed up in a controlled way… So, […]