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Rare Tango Videos
If you want to study Argentine tango in depth and learn from tango masters, you've come to the right place. Scores of rare instructional videos are available for purchase (click here to learn more). The videos are in PAL or NTSC format on tape). Sorry, no DVD. Each tape is about 60 minutes in length. Numerous tango instructional vidoes at different levels are available including special videos for followers.
An interesting short tango animation. I didn't get the story until the end. Of course, it might help to know Spanish. :) See the video at http://www.entusbrazos.fr/
Pulpo's Chain of Chanchos
This tango lesson is based on an segment from the Art of Pulpo.
The moves described here are rather advanced and not for beginners. Here's a verbal description of "Chain of Ganchos" -- where ones moves from right to left along with some "out takes" from the instructional video. .
You may also see the video showing the Chain of Ganchos at the end of this tutorial. I suggest you read the tutorial first. Then…Continue
Carolina Zokalski from Argentina with Daniel Trenner and Diego DiFalco created a detailed instruction video on follower's technique. Carolina teaches in Spanish and Daniel Trenner immediately translates to English. Diego DiFalco leads and fills is as the a tool for Carolina (as all good men do for their women).
You can order the full video here. I've also found that this is a great tango video for leaders…Continue
Often more experienced Argentine tango dancers skip the traditional back step in the Argentine tango. Stepping back can be dangerous unless you are careful because you could step on another dancer approaching you from behind.
In a lesson called Adagio, Ozwaldo and Mora demonstrate starting a dance pattern with Step 2, they also show some other beautiful and somewhat advanced steps. Wowie. Nice! This is not a dance pattern you could easily do socially with someone…Continue
In this Argentine tango tutorial, I show an instructional video by Oswaldo and Morra on Ochos with Sacadas and clarify an important point that is easy to overlook.
To do this Argentine tango dance figure, start by doing the first 3 steps of the 8-count basic. (If you don't know the 8-count basic in Argentine tango, I suggest you study and learn it by clicking here.)
After count 3 of the…
Different teachers have different ideas regarding when and how the follower should cross. Also there are different opinions on how to lead the cross.
In the 8-count basic method, taught in a series of TV shows in Argentina, the follower crosses on count 5 of the basic.
Some teachers advise us that the leader must lead the cross by turning the right should back on 3, holding that shoulder position on count 4 and then turning the shoulder to the left on count…Continue