ABOUT THIS COURSE
The technique classes with Santiago are complementary trainings for men to help them improve their tango skills. These classes can be completed in a small space without a partner. These classes build upon each other and focus on walking technique, posture, ornaments, musicality, combinations to use in “giros” and technical details about how to lead.
AVERAGE DURATION: 40 MIN
LEVEL: ALL LEVELS
This class covers: Distribution of the weight, rhythmic change of weight, forward walking technique, side steps, dissociation of upper body, leading “ochos” in a line, balance technique, pivot technique, lower body dissociation, basic ornament (front and back) with a stretched foot.
This class covers: rhythmic change of weight, basic coordination pattern (front-change weight-back), time and double time musicality exercises, leg and foot alignment. Walking technique (different ways to collect the legs, pushing the floor from the back leg, basic musicality, how to start leading the walking). Walking in diagonal and leading “ochos”. Pivot technique with dissociation of upper and lower body. Basic flexed front and back foot ornament.
This class covers: warming up and alignment, new basic coordination pattern to warm up, combining patterns and adding ornaments. Bending and stretching the standing knee. Rotating the free leg. Side steps bending and sliding. Review of walking forward and adding flexion in the knees. Walking backwards. Pivot with crossed legs. “Giros” and Lápiz (front and side)
This class covers: warming up, alignment and dissociation. Pivot, “ochos” forward and backward. “Enrosque”, “lápiz” and sequence for “giro” (sacada, enrosque, lapiz, parada)
This class covers: Warming up integrating side steps and ornaments. Foot alignment, half point and point. Walking with ornaments. Improvising alone and integrating the elements we have been learning. Pivot with the free leg behind. “Ochos” forward in a line. Dissociation: moving around your partner or leading your partner around you. “Giros”: integrating “lápiz” and “aguja” with the “enrosque” from last class.