Know The Basic Principles Of Tango


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When I first met my partner, we were taking some time to decide on what we wanted to do together. He asked me if I wanted to learn the Tango? I was just thinking about joining a group in the future and hadn’t yet planned any actual lessons. At that time, I didn’t know the actual principles of Tango.

I thought Tango was a formal dance form, and this was a possibility only if I wanted to enter competitions. However, he was interested in learning a different form of dancing. He said, “You’ve always enjoyed watching movies, right?”

I wasn’t sure what movie he was referring to. I knew he wanted to watch something romantic, but I couldn’t remember a movie that had dancing in it. It could have been one of the Italian films that are becoming very popular. I don’t know which one, but he might have mentioned it. I have fond memories of watching such movies.

My partner was actually quite a pretty good dancer. I would watch him move and sometimes the movements looked a little like Tango.

Know The Basic Principles Of Tango
Know The Basic Principles Of Tango

Tango- A Type Of Classical Dancing

So, I did some research and found out what Tango was all about. It’s a cross between tango and jazz. It is also described as classical dancing with elements from Latin music. In Tango, it is not just the footwork, the pelvic thrust, or the toe-touching, but rather a mixture of all of these things, and sometimes you get to see this in a couple dancing.

Tango music is a form of both Spanish and Latin music, in other words, it’s from the Mediterranean. Tango dancers employ the use of both footwork and ballroom dance styles. Most people know that Tango involves twists, turns, and a lot of leg lifts. But if you watch a couple dancing in Tango, you can see some elements of Ballet and Rondinella too. The point of a Tango performance is for the audience to identify with the dancers.

We had heard of such exercises, or a woman’s legs twisted, but I hadn’t realized they were called “tango twists.” At the beginning of my search for Tango basics, I found that this word seemed to confuse me, and even though I didn’t understand what it meant, I felt intimidated when I first heard it. It’s still hard for me to say “tango twist,” as I am not used to hearing such words. That is why I chose to call the twist “tango twist” for the rest of this article.

Know The Basic Principles Of Tango
Know The Basic Principles Of Tango

New Dancers Must Learn The Principles Of Tango

I found it very important for new dancers to learn how to apply the twists to music. I knew my partner was serious about learning the Tango, so I suggested that he get a songbook with video instructions. Also, I said that I thought it would be great to see him at work.

First, though, he wanted to take a class to get the feel of the movements. We were in luck because we lived in a neighborhood that offered dance classes. He joined a class on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. We were lucky because we were able to do some practice at home, and for the next couple of weeks, we practiced. But he hadn’t yet performed in a class.

We decided to go to a dance studio in the evenings. During the classes, I noticed that he was getting better at performing. He made a few mistakes during our practice. I made sure I looked closely at the video of the dance and helped him correct his mistakes. I don’t think he would have learned much if he had to show the mistakes.

The classes were great; we went over what we had learned during the week, and we continued to practice at home in between classes. Eventually, I encouraged him to take a full class. Afterward, I suggested that we watch the video, and I took him along with me to the studio so that I could see him dance. how he was doing.

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