September 2009: Beginners Tango course syllabus
3rd August 2009
- Week 1: Embrace, connection and walking
- Week 2: Dissociation and ochos
- Week 3: Giros
- Week 4: Crossing
I will be teaching a 4-week "Introduction to Tango" course in September.
This course will largely aim at getting you familiar with the fundamentals of dancing Tango, focussing on key concepts such as connection, posture, and the core steps.
Each week will have a technique theme, and will also introduce one or more steps using that theme.
Dates: Sunday 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th September.
Course cost: £40 per person, or £70 per couple.
Introduction: Walking around in connection.
Technique: Achieving a connection with your partner, walking correctly, getting the correct embrace (hold).
Steps: fowards, back, rocksteps, sidesteps. We will also introduce the pivot (ocho) step.
This week focusses on the pivot step (ochos).
Introduction: Sheet of paper
Steps: Ochos - forwards, backwards, and changing between the two.
This week focusses on the turn (giro) movement, and also introduces the gancho (flick) step.
Introduction: Snake giros - walk like an Argentinian...
Technique: Rotation, leading and following.
Steps: Giros - clockwise and anti-clockwise - and ganchos.
This week focusses on the cross, how to get into it and out of it.
Introduction: Role reversal
Technique: Changing tracks seamlessly.
Steps: The cross, and the barrida.
- David Bailey, 3rd August 2009