18 and older
Complete Course Title: Intermediate Tango: Molinete, Giro, Molinete – Giro – Turn Enlightenment (Drop-In)
This course is NOT for you if you started your Tango adventure last week or took couple of lessons here and there. And we mean it. All of our Tango classes are structured certain way for a reason. We want to create not just good, but fantastic Tango dancers. If what matters to you is the name of level – think twice. At the end what you don’t even know that you don’t know bites you back.
This course is for students who are fascinated by Tango deeply enough that they can take time understanding and practicing details: technique, structure, musicality.
Intermediate Tango Course focus mostly on tango turns: molinete, sometimes also called giro. In 3 8-weeks courses we will be discovering, analyzing and practicing this one of the most interesting and most widely used tango steps. Few other elements such us: lapiz, enrosque, rebound, sandwich, mordida, parada, barrida and arrastre will be introduced in addition.
You are ready for this level if you are familiar with all elements taught in BEGINNER and PRE-INTERMEDIATE Tango Classes. Read through the description and make sure you know it all. At this level you shall already be going to Milongas and Practicas practicing and making good use of the knowledge you already have.
- Series 1: Focus on system. Giro in parallel and cross system.
- Series 2: Focus on entrance. Giro from forward and back crosses/ochos
- Series 3: Focus on axes. Giro with affixed and traveling axes
After completing Intermediate level you will know:
- Possible shapes of giro: triangle, square and derivatives.
- Generating spiral and rotation for pivots.
- Leading and following turns.
- Importance of direction and distance.
- Axes of couple during giro.
- Musicality: dynamic of giro.
- Giro from forward crosses/ochos.
- Giro from back crosses/ochos.
- Giro in parallel system.
- Giro in cross system.
- Changing system during giro.
- Giro with lapiz.
- Giro with enrosque.
- Difference between and execution of barrida and arrastre.
- (‘Hamaca’ and ‘bicycle’ steps might be added if time allows.)
- Creating parada at any desired moment, not just for sandwich.
- Difference between sandwich and mordida.
- Possible dynamics of sandwich and mordida.
- Prerequisite: Beginner and Pre-Intermediate courses.
- No partner required. Join at any time or wait for the beginning of next cycle.
Intermediate Tango Classes consist of 3 8-weeks series. You can take them in any order. Each class is 90-minutes.