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Tango Ocho cortado: the traditional way + a new variation (leaders & followers)

Dear Tango Dancer Recently we were invited to a tango party organised by the Argentinian embassy London. It was at the ambassador’s house, and visiting the house alone was worth it 😉 A gorgeous white house overlooking Hyde Park with high ceilings, 3 dancing rooms with beautiful wooden floors, and windows, mirrors and ornaments all […]

What is happening in the tango embrace?

Tango.  Sometimes, for the rest of the world, tango seems so soft and controlled. From the outside, you can’t see what happens in the embrace.  It barely changes throughout the dance, and the dancers are focused, rarely showing emotions…  Yet you and us know:  When you’re dancing, so much is happening in your embrace. Those watching can’t […]

Perfect your sacadas & connect deeper with your tango partners

Dear dancer, 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 […]

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 […]