Blog Category: tango

The Five Stages of Close Embrace in Argentine Tango



"Close embrace is impossible. I'm sticking to open." ...

How to take the follower's back step in Argentine tango


What is there to a simple back step in the dance of Argentine tango? ...

How to lead a clear, connected and comfortable step in Argentine tango


Argentine tango is the Great Humbler of dances. Learning it usually begins by substantially undermining our confidence in something we thought we had mastered at age two: walking. And for leaders, we are suddenly responsible for guiding the steps of two people, while we may not even be sure we should be responsible for one. So what exactly does a leader need to do to create a synchronized dance step, rather than a forced movement in a somewhat ambiguous direction? Let's take a look at the breakdown: ...

Leading molinetes that feel effortless to the follower


Often, we begin learning the molinete of Argentine tango in a way that goes something like this: ...

Is your tango embrace really too firm or too relaxed?


Followers, you may be familiar with the scenario where you dance with one leader, and receive feedback that your embrace is too firm, but when you dance with another leader, the same embrace is too light. So, which is it? ...