TANGO SPACE PROGRAMME

Theme:

Laying out the fundamentals and meeting dance partners

How Long:

10 weeks

What you need to know before moving to the next level:

Walk, posture, embrace, cross, ochos forward and backward, half giro, half giro with parada. You will know how to dance those movements if you follow the full programme.

Rotating Weekly Programme:

  • Week 1: The Cross
  • Week 2: Forward Ocho
  • Week 3: Medio Giro
  • Week 4: Changing Directions 
  • Week 5: Planeos      
  • Week 6: Ocho Cortado
  • Week 7: Back Ocho
  • Week 8: Americana
  • Week 9: Pivot changing ochos (Back & Forward Ochos)  
  • Week 10: Calesita

Practical Details:

  • Each week, all the classes are focused on the same topic, with a different movement. If you take more than one class per week, you will learn the technique better, and know how to use it in more than one movement
  • We rotate the programme every 10 weeks, so whichever week you start, you will have covered the full programme after 10 weeks
  • We recommend to take at least one class per week. If you miss one week, do not worry: you will easily adjust to the next week’s topic. If you need some extra help, do not hesitate to ask your teachers.
  • After you have gone through the full programme, ask one of your teachers if you are ready to move on to the next level

Theme:

Building on the fundamentals, adding fluidity, and getting ready for social dancing

How Long:

10 weeks – 3 months (though the programme is 10 weeks, we recommend to stay for 3 months at this level before moving onto to improvers level)

What you need to know before moving to the next level:

  • Fluidity in all the fundamentals, with good walking, posture, embrace and ocho backwards and forward.
  • In addition to the movements of the beginner programme, you need to know how to dance the full giro.
  • You need to know how to transition from circular to linear movements.
  • You need to feel comfortable dancing in small spaces and improvising – so we recommend you start going dancing socially.
  • You will know all this if you follow the full programme.

Rotating Weekly Programme:

  • Week 1: The Cross in cross system
  • Week 2: Variation of the Forward ocho
  • Week 3: Medio Giro with parada
  • Week 4: Changing directions in the cross 
  • Week 5: Variations of planeos      
  • Week 6: Variation of the ocho cortado
  • Week 7: Sequences with back ochos
  • Week 8: Sequences using america
  • Week 9: Movements with prediction in the pivots  
  • Week 10: Movements including Calesita 

Practical Details:

  • Each week, all the classes are focused on the same topic, with a different movement. If you take more than one class per week, you will learn the technique better, and know how to use it in more than one movement
  • We rotate the programme every 10 weeks, so whichever week you start, you will have covered the full programme after 10 weeks
  • We recommend to take at least one class per week. If you miss one week, do not worry: you will easily adjust to the next week’s topic. If you need some extra help, do not hesitate to ask your teachers.
  • After you have gone through the full programme, ask one of your teachers if you are ready to move on to the next level
  • Note that a lot of our students take both the beginner and improvers classes together so we have created the programme so that the classes flow smoothly from beginner level to improvers level.

 

Theme:

Finding freedom and creating a dance that is yours

How Long:

6 months minimum – Most students keep taking intermediate classes for up to 2 years after they start dancing, as there is always a way to improve the technique & gain dance vocabulary for more artistic expression

What you need to know before moving to the next level:

  • You will know all this if you follow the full programme.

Rotating Monthly Programme:

  • Month 1: Build a stronger base and challenge yourself to have a fluid walk!
    • Mastering the cross
    • Flexibility and Dissociation – Ocho forward
    • Flexibility and Dissociation – Ocho backward
    • Balance in the Pivot
  • Month 2: How to use and change the energy flow during the dancing – without losing the connection?
    • Giros and Dynamics
    • Challenge your giro habits: Contragiros
    • Connection: the elements to keep a constant connection with your partner
    • Dancing to the pause
  • Month 3: How switching from linear to circular moves adds elements and fun to your dancing?
    • More elegance in the walk: Cross system
    • Alignment and Axis
    • Flexible embrace
    • Changing directions (cambio de frente)
  • Month 4: Balance & Connection
    • Changing dynamics
    • Balance & Connection in Forward Ochos
    • Balance & Connection in Back Ochos
    • Sacadas in the walk
  • Month 5: Adding layers to your dancing to make it more yours
    • Boleos and Changing direction
    • Cross System and parallel
    • All about Giros
    • Decorations
  • Month 6: Axis, balance & challenging movements
    • Enrrosques
    • Giradas
    • Enganches
    • Double time with crosses

Practical Details:

  • Each week, all the classes are focused on the same topic, with a different movement. If you take more than one class per week, you will learn the technique better, and know how to use it in more than one movement
  • We rotate the programme every 6 months, so whichever month you start, you will have covered the full programme after 6 months
  • We recommend to take at least one class per week. If you miss one week, do not worry: you will easily adjust to the next week’s topic. If you need some extra help, do not hesitate to ask your teachers.
  • After you have gone through the full programme, ask one of your teachers if you are ready to move on to the next level
  • Note that in Intermediate classes we give flexibility to our teachers to adjust the theme of each class depending of the level of the students – so the programme is not a rigorously followed as at the Beginner & Improver levels

You are invited to this group after 1+ year of dancing.

By invitation only. Starting early 2018

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