Those of you who still believe that the number of possible versions of giros ends somewhere – stop hallucinating. There is always more to discover as giro is one of the most important and most often danced steps. Very often the entry to all the other elements.
This cycle we will be focusing on how to enter into giros (from forward or from back cross), how to change the direction of giros (from giro to the left to giro to the right) and how to incorporate other elements into the giros.
Last cycle we were analyzing giros with focus on system leading both parallel and cross system versions from the back cross or back ocho. In the version you were exercising the leader during his one step forward was were leading 3 steps of follower. This time we will be practicing giros where for each step of Leader there is one step of Follower, but they happen in opposition and using circular lead.
We believe that after intermediate level you shall have a high level of conversational tango. What we mean is that EVEN IF you never ever learn any new element like sacada, boleo, gancho etc you still shall be able to ‘speak tango’ and dance anywhere with anybody and enjoy it to the fullest. You shall also be able to understand and be able to repeat or recreate any tango combination that includes essentials.
We believe that tango turn, also called giro or molinete is one of the most challenging and at the same one of the most crucial tango element. That is why we dedicated the whole INTERMEDIATE level to turns/giro/molinete.
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 or names of elements like boleos, ganchos, volcada, just because they sound and look fancy – think twice. We will not teach them to you until you understand how to lead, how to navigate the floor, how to take responsibility. 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 to take time understanding and practicing details: technique, structure, musicality.
You are ready for this level if you are familiar with all elements taught in BEGINNER and PRE-INTERMEIATE Tango Classes. At this level you shall already be going to Milongas and Practicas practicing and making good use of the knowledge you already have.
Series 2: Focus on entrance. Giro from forward and back crosses/ochos
Series 3: Focus on axes. Giro with affixed and traveling axes
Series 1: Focus on system. Giro in parallel and cross system
After completing Intermediate level you will know: