Date(s) - 09/01/2019 - 06/03/2019
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
1313 Hollis St
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Discover the organic relationship connecting the balanced pivot of an ocho to the sending point of a boleo, the turnabout of the callecita, or the falling leg spill known as volcada. No previous experience with these “steps” is required*. Originally entering the tango lexicon via accident and improvisation, these moves are less steps to be learned than the consequences of changes in timing, angles, degree of turn, and dynamics of the embrace. … what they all have in common for leads is working around the axis of the follower’s ochos they are already leading (at this level of tango).
*Pre-requisites: facility with ochos, crossed-system walks, balanced pivots, and basic turns. Okay passing-thru moments of close embrace, regardless of your embrace of choice. You may lead everything in open, but be forewarned, that’s less my approach. Note that these moves can be gentle, small and simple – not need to be an athlete. Above all, we want comfort in our dance!
Followers: practice maintaining connection on & off axis, using a strong core with a relaxed and responsive free leg. Special attention re leg shaping, spirals and styling.Registration Details
8-9:30 pm at 1313 Hollis St
8 weeks or two 4 week sessions! Both series will follow the same method and focus, with different, but not necessarily harder, combinations in round two. You may take either 4 week session, independent of the other, but taking them together will give you more of a chance to really master the material.
COST per person = 4 weeks :$60 / 8 weeks: $100
Single class attendance by request, based on your experience level.
Some concepts I will introduce and combine in this series. You can see why I want to offer it twice!
Back boleos (leg whips)
Axis Turnabouts (i.e. callecitas)
Volcadas (leg spills)
Enganches (a kind of wrapping leg displacement)