When a woman starts with tango, she will fall in love with the connection to another person. The follower enjoys the state of being guided and as a result she will let go of all tension. Almost every woman will get mesmerised due to all the beautiful excitements of partner dancing. Probably, she does not give importance to the necessity of basic techniques. Small, little invisible details, which you learn from experienced teachers for ladies tango techniques.
Enjoy tango with full enjoyment and elegance.
Therefore, prepare yourself to avoid disappointments. Incorporate the basics of tango as a result your balance will satisfy you and your partner. Get in shape with tango.
“Everybody can enjoy the benefits of tango which reduce stress, rescue relationships, get in shape with tango, help you to stay healthy and young.”
– Stefani Kang –
Ladies Tango Techniques
Letting go and surrender to the partner does not mean letting go of responsibilities. Most noteworthy, is developing awareness for yourself. Awareness for your own body, coordination and balance.
Also, misunderstandings between partners often lead to disharmony. This happens when dancers have a wrong interpretation of their specific role.
Building Awareness for Yourself.
In my ladies tango techniques classes you will grow awareness for yourself and your specific role as a follower. In conclusion, the student understand the follower role as well from the perspective of a leader.
- Does my body respond correctly?
- Do I actively express my intention?
- How is my balance, my connection?
Strong Foundation for your Dance.
Most beginner followers are difficult to dance with, due to balance problems and the habit of controlling every movement. Well developed basic tango skills enables every lady to reach a satisfying level. As a result, she will become a good follower.
Further, your dance will reach full enjoyment and elegance, while master the following:
- profound foundation
- additional tango skills to interpret and express the music
- a well defined body language.
Therefore, let’s get in shape with tango.
Beginner Level – Ladies Tango Techniques
1. Posture, Balance, Embrace and Connection
First of all, let’s get started with the fundamentals. Discover your body, get aware of your weakness and strength. Understand to work on unfortunate habits and learn to embellish your strength.
While discussing posture and balance, you will explore on the importance of two essential elements in tango, the zero position and weight changing.
Furthermore we experience connection in the open and close embrace.
2. The Walk
The walk is the most important part in tango dancing. First element is the open step. A link to open and close a figure.
In addition we will follow on with simple tango walking. Linear to the front and back. While exercising, you will learn to apply the walk to different timings in Tango, regular beat and the slow beat. Most important you will learn about the differences in the tango walk compared to normal walking.
Finally I introduce you to a new element, the cross. Students will learn all secrets about this fundamental element of tango dancing.
3. Pivots with Ease
This topic focuses on the pivot as a tool for changing directions.
While we learn to pivot properly, we understand why and where to use the pivot with different techniques. Furthermore we discuss the basics of front and back ochos in detail. The ocho is the most frequent element for the follower. We will put our main emphasis in front and back ochos in this class.
Beginner – Intermediate Level – Ladies Tango Techniques
4. The Giro
The giro is an element where different interpretations and techniques apply.
The giro is the only exception, where the follower has to remember the sequence. Therefore it is important to absorb the matrix of tango well.
Frequently used in all styles of tango dancing, the giro serves as a specific element in the vals.
Regardless of whether it is Tango, Vals or Milonga, the giro demands special attention.
5. First Embelishments
Embelishments are a dream for all tangueras. This workshop is the bonus class after passing the first 4 topics. In addition the students will learn clean interpretations of planeos with different variations.
Furthermore ladies will get to know the basic introduction to voleos on the floor.
First of all, we observe more closely the cross as an embellishment. From here, we develop the movement into a voleo on the floor. Finally we understand the evolution of the voleo in dynamic.
Intermediate – Advanced Level – Ladies Tango Techniques
6. Graceful Legs
Finally we practice all tango movements to different rhythms in the music.
Most of all we will discuss the walk elaborately step by step. Further we will practice Ocho combinations with embellishments and voleos/ganchos in different styles.
We will exercise the fundamental milonguero style element “ocho cortado” especially relevant, with different musicality.
Finally the repetitions of correct application is the secret of any elegant dancer.
Students for this class shall have passed the basic classes 1-5 of my Ladies Tango Techniques program.
Get in Shape with Tango
This special weekend is designed for single women, who need an urgent break and comprehend, that having fun does not mean to miss out on new skills in tango dancing. Elegance comes first. In tango, elegance is the main attitude. Not every dancer has it. With good coaching and training every dancer can get it.