Tag Archives: tangoconnection

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 Embellishments: 3 Ways To Decorate (Follower’s Role)

Tango dancer, There’s this “paradox” happening in the tango world… We see strong, independent women coming to class. They have a successful career, a busy life, lots of friends, great control of their body… They rock! And then, suddenly… They’re asked to become “tango followers” and are afraid of doing everything wrong! I’ve been there. […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tango Dancing: How To Connect With Anyone // With Pepa Palazon

Tango dancer Do you sometimes feel that you can’t read your partner well? Have you ever been unsure about what your partner is trying to lead? Do you sometimes feel disconnected from your partner? Have you ever been confused about how your tango embrace should feel like…? Relaxed? Firm? Would you like to know how […]

Tango Connection: Adapting To Your Partner (How Anne does it)

Tango Dancers, A few years ago, I took a tango private class that completely changed my tango nights. With one small comment from the teacher, I suddenly started having partners dancing with me non-stop. And no, it wasn’t about changing anything about my technique…. but rather, it was about how I connected with the people […]