Date(s) - 17/01/2018 - 14/03/2018
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
1313 Hollis St
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There is nothing quite as exciting as a well-executed tango turn!
This is a class for Leaders and Followers. Please come prepared to give equal attention to both roles, even if you only do one. Learning about turning is an endlessly humbling process in tango. Leaders tend to master a few turn patterns and use them to death. Bored followers get lazy with their grapevines. Sacadas become a distant dream!
Phase I (4 weeks) = Wednesday, Jan 17 – Feb 7 = Adv-beginner & Intermediate
Phase I Focus on Tango turning systems, such as the grapevine steps and other methods. Emphasis on distinguishing lead and follower tasks and accuracy in technique.
Phase II (4 weeks) = Feb 14- March 14 = Adv-beginner thru to Intermediate/advanced!
Phase II: Moving Interventions/ exits, entrances & blocks. More accuracy!
About the topic and focus of class:
How many ways are there to turn in tango? Why do they have in common and how do they differ?
Learn to execute the grapevine with perfection (followers!) and how to make use of it (leaders!).
Not all grapevines are created equal. To begin with there is the shaping of the grapevine according to the embrace. The grapevine provides a predictable stable pattern upon which leaders may build, or intervene or alter. Specific figures proceed from there.
Who is turning whom? Learn to recognize your structural role in a variety of turning situations.