Argentine Tango Classes
POLISH CULTURAL FOUNDATION
177 Broadway, Clark, NJ 07066
Cannot find us?
Call us: Anita 347-228-7856, Hernan: 646-316-0265
EVERY Tuesday 8 - 9:30 pm
BEG/INT with Anita
INT/ADV with Hernan
START ANY TIME
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No partner necessary, but we strongly encourage bringing a partner. This way you can support each other in your development, experiments and discoveries.
If you cannot find anybody - come anyway. We will work with you. And at the right time the right person will appear.
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Understanding axis of the individual body, axis of the couple and characteristics of Tango axis and how it shifts based one the movement, its purpose, intention and direction.
Understanding weight distribution in the body of individual dancer and couple. Weight shifts: left-center-right, front-center-back. Gaining the control to achieve basic and complete movement and all derivatives/shades in between. Precision of the movement.
Connection and Center
Finding and learning how to feel your center. Understanding center of a couple, center of movement. How to find the connection and clear communication between couple.
Meaning of the embrace as the crucial part of Tango language. Circles of energy. 9 points of connection.
Lead and follow
Understanding how to read the body, position and weight placement of your partner. Learning how to propose the movement and how to respond to it.
Characteristic of forward, back and side step. Finding the space for your legs and keeping the directions. Projecting the leg in any direction to clearly communicate direction of the movement and easily float between figures and combinations.
Forward walk, Back walk, Salida, 6 count basic, 8 count basic, Ochos Forward, Ochos Back, Giros / Molinete to the left and right, changes of direction, alternations.
Understanding how to generate infinite number of tango moves from 6 basic options: Left: F, S, B, Right: F, S, B.
Keeping and transmitting to the partner clean intention of direction of the movement.
Spiral and isolation
Regaining the control over your own body. Learning how to move individual part of the body without disturbing your own axis and axis of the partner.
Understanding the concept of the spiral, contra body movement, contra body position.
Understanding the concept of single time (tiempo), double time (doble tiempo) , counter time (contra tiempo), syncopation (syncopa), weak and strong beat.
Learning to hear the beat and how to be on time with music.
Culture of the Milonga
Customs of social Tango dancing. Understanding the rules of the Milonga. Invitation to dance. How to politely refuse the dance. How to encourage the dance. Understanding the structure of the Milonga: Tandas - the way they are build and their order. Learning basics about the Tango orchestras and its characteristic. Basic differences between Tango, Tango Milonga and Tango Vals. Dress code. Behaviour code.