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The Tango Dancer’s Guide to core muscles –

If you’ve taken tango classes – or any type of dance class for that matter – you’ve probably heard about core muscles a few times. We’ve heard so much about abs, crunching and 6-pack abs that I remember being quite confused about what core muscles are…. I tended to over-contract my abs muscles instead of gently activating […]

Fundamental Tango Movements

5 fundamental movements of Tango The 5 movements below are the 5 fundamental movements of tango dancing. Once you know them well, you can combine them to dance full tango songs. If you know these movements, you will be able to dance tango all over the world with any partner. The walk Walking from Tango […]

How to do the Ocho cortado: More playful dancing

Not sure how to do the ocho cortado? Struggling to stay connected in the quicker movements? Need clarity about how to the ocho cortado’s rebote (rebound)? Want to add some ‘sharpness’ to your dancing so you can play more? Looking to reflect the music with some playful movement? We show you in detail how to […]

Transitioning from Class to… Milonga – Not as scary as it sounds :-)

How do I use the tango movements I learn in class… in a milonga?!?  Do you find the transition between class and milonga a bit challenging sometimes…? Do you feel that you can manage in class, enjoy getting challenged and learning with all of your partners “on the same page”… and find yourself losing your […]

How to stay balanced when my partner is losing his/her balance?

Tango dancer…   You’ve worked hard! You’ve practiced a lot in class & practicas, taken technique workshops, even maybe invested time & money in private classes… You’ve worked on alignment & core muscles, have done countless projection exercises on your own to improve your balance… And now that you are finally stable in your dance… […]

Opposite Energies for connection in close embrace

Close embrace! Again! Yes, challenging, frustrating, but the journey is soooo worth it. Master the close embrace and: 1/ You get to dance the amazing, beautiful tango moves… while being **hugged** by your partner (tell me, what tops that?!?) 2/ You have muuuuch more possibilities to improvise, be creative, express yourself as you can switch […]

One tip for Better Balance in Tango

Tango Ladies Balance… soooo important in tango and yet soooo frustrating! Isn’t it?!? It took me years to be able to dance in close embrace without losing my balance (because I got ahead of myself and stopped going to close after six months, ahem, then spent a fortune on private lessons to compensate for lost […]

Playful dancing: tips to dance to the 4 main tango orchestras

Ever listened to tango music and thought…  “The dance is very beautiful, but really, I don’t understand the music”. ?? You are not alone.  A decade ago, I didn’t understand tango music at all. It was too serious, too complex, too different… and I didn’t understand how to play with it. Pablo, on the other hand, has lived and […]