We’ve got a trick tango question for you…
What movement looks big and beautiful from the outside of a tango dance, but can barely be felt from the inside of the embrace?
Here’s a hint:
it’s a dancer’s favorite.
We should know, because throughout our 27 years of combined teaching experience, we’ve noticed that the workshops where we teach this movement are always full 😉
If you haven’t guessed it yet, we’re speaking about the sacada.
We love it as teachers because it requires deep connection between the dancers. The leaders can add sacadas at any moment during the dance, but they need to be truly aware of where their partner’s free leg is.
To help you make your sacadas more fluid and more connected every time, in this week’s lesson we’re breaking down how to add a sacada to your tango turns.
Join us to learn:
- What the leader needs to think about in order to fit a sacada into a turn (hint: it’s not the steps ;))
- What the difference between a high and a low sacada means and how it depends in you embrae
- How the followers can be the ‘engine’ of the movement, even if you feel a bit wobbly when doing tango turns
- How to adapt your embrace during the movement so that your partner feels comfortable in your arms
We really hope this helps!
Keep learning, and keep sharing your dancing, because the world of tango needs your embrace.
Pablo & Anne