Tag Archives: Basics of Tango

What are figures good for?

What are figures good for? I think first we need to define, what is a “figure” in Tango? For me this is pretty obvious. A figure is a part of a choreography. For example a sequence of steps a dancer … Continue reading

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Tango lessons at La Rogaia. The things we value

A few of the students who participated at our tango lessons at La Rogaia, some of them making their first tango steps here, became tango teachers, running their own tangoschools. Steve and Debbie Morrall, two excellent tango dancers and teachers … Continue reading

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Which Tango shoes should I wear? About the “right” Tango shoes

About the “right” Tango shoes Every now and then I am asked for my opinion about the right Tango shoes. Actually Tango shoes are one of the most discussed things among Tango dancers. Specially women (YES!:-) can be seen at … Continue reading

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Why you should laugh, or at least smile when dancing Tango

Why you should laugh, or at least smile when dancing Tango I noticed that I am dancing Tango much better when I laugh or at least have a smile on my lips. I´m a curious guy. So of course I … Continue reading

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Tango with fun. Do you want to become a better Tango dancer? Well, then…

Tango with fun. Do you want to become a better Tango dancer?  Well, then… Tango, a “sad thought you can dance”? Maybe, but not all the time… It has been a while now that I saw Ricky Barrios and Laura … Continue reading

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About Tango and Rhythm. Ritmo! Ritmo! Ritmo!

Tango and rhythm. Ritmo! Ritmo! Ritmo! In all the years I have been dancing Tango and organizing tango travels I have known a lot of Tango teachers. I learned something from everybody of them and from some I learned a … Continue reading

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My Tango lessons: Gentlemen, resist the temptation

Gentlemen, resist the temptation to demonstrate how many fancy figures you can (or cannot) perform on a crowded dance floor. Believe me there is no lady going to complain about you performing too few figures and sequences if you only…, … Continue reading

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My Tango Lessons: How to do the embrace right

Argentine Tango  is very often described as “walking together in an embrace, following the sound of the music…” This means the embrace is one of the most important things when we are dancing Tango. Actually the embrace can influence strongly … Continue reading

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My tango lessons: The trick with the left arm

My tango lessons: The trick with the left arm Many Argentine Tango dancers specially among those who consider themselves traditional dancers, seem to think it to be important to keep their left arm held in a very strong, even rigid … Continue reading

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Why is it so important to walk the tango first?

Sebastian Arce posted this on Facebook, October 21, 2010 and I completely agree. Probably this is one of the most important lessons in Argentine Tango. For those who don´t know Sebastiàn Arce: Sebastiàn is one of the best known Tango … Continue reading

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