Hello, fellow Tango enthusiasts! We’re thrilled to share with you a fascinating aspect of Tango that can truly elevate your dancing skills. Today, we delve into the world of Volcada, an off-axis movement that introduces an alluring dynamic to your dance. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced dancer, mastering the Volcada is essential for adding depth and elegance to your performances.

In this video lesson, you will learn:

  1. The Basics of Volcada (0:30 – 0:36)
    • Understand the difference between ‘Vol’ (where the axis goes inward) and ‘K’ (where the axis goes outward), crucial for executing the correct posture and movement.
  2. Demonstration of the Volcada Step (1:10 – 1:20)
    • Watch how the leader guides the follower into an off-axis position, playing with the free leg to initiate a cross step. This visual demonstration is key to grasping the movement’s fluidity.
  3. Step-by-Step Breakdown for Leaders (1:24 – 2:10)
    • Learn the importance of a normal side step transitioning into controlling the follower’s free leg. This section is vital for leaders to ensure clarity and ease for the partner (Timestamps: 1:27, 1:40, 1:51).
  4. Tips for Followers on Core Engagement and Balance (3:43 – 4:40)
    • Followers will discover how to maintain balance and core strength while being invited off-axis. It’s about being strong yet relaxed to allow for a smooth, flowing movement.
  5. Full Demonstration with Tango Music (6:07 – 8:17)
    • Experience the entire sequence set to traditional Tango music, enhancing the understanding of timing and rhythm.
  6. Additional Tips for Expressing Musicality (8:30 – 9:09)
    • Uncover how to interpret and express different musical nuances through your movements, adding a layer of emotional depth to your dance.

Join the Tango Journey!

We encourage you to watch this video lesson to see these techniques in action and integrate them into your dance repertoire. Remember, each step you master brings you closer to the true essence of Tango. Engage with our Tango community online where we share insights, tips, and encouragement to help each other grow.

Feel the music, embrace the learning curve, and keep dancing with passion! We know you can do it! Ready to sway into the beautiful world of Tango with us? Click on the video, practice your moves, and let’s dance our hearts out together!

Don’t forget, if you’re looking to enhance your skills further, check out our free mini-course on social dancing, perfect for crowded milongas. Dive deeper into the connection between your movements and the music, and become a part of our vibrant Tango family. Dance on, and let the world feel your passion!

Happy dancing, and we look forward to seeing you shine in your next Tango session!