Argentine Tango – The First Steps:
In the links below you will find video lessons and information for beginners and complete beginners.
Some advice before you start:
1. Don’t worry if you do not understand everything the first time around.
2. Be patient and watch the videos over and over again. Practice both by yourself and with a partner!
3. Ask your teacher what he/she thinks about the videos.
4. Show to your teacher what you have learned, to be sure your movements are correct.
4. If you have never danced before, it is best to begin with the video on posture-embrace!
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Instructional Video Lists:
Basics of Argentine tango: backward ocho
Backward ocho is one of the most important basic sequences of Argentine tango. Watch the best video lessons here!
Basics of Argentine tango: forward ocho
Ocho is one of the most characteristic, well-known figures of Tango. Check out some of the best video lessons on ocho!
Basics of Argentine tango – the sandwich-step
The sandwich is a basic step combination in tango. Explanations and video tutorials…
Argentine Tango: best tutorial videos of Ocho Cortado
Ocho cortado is a frequently used basic figure. Its name means 'cut eight'. Despite of its frequent appearance in classes this figure is very controversial. Why is it so controversal? 1. Due to its name: is it ocho cortado or ocho milonguero? Although ocho cortado is...
Basics of Argentine tango: leading the cross and the notorious 8-step-sequence
Although in Argentine tango there are no pre-defined figures or steps, leading the cross - often in the 8 step sequence - is one of the first things taught in all dance schools. You might have heard of this sequence as 8 count basic. The methods used to teach leading...
Basics of Argentine Tango: parallel and cross systems (or walk)
Parallel and cross systems are terms often used during Argentine tango lessons. Understanding what these mean is equally important for men and women! You can come across different names for these - parallel walk -cross(ed) walk, parallel system - cross(ed) system......
All about tango embrace in argentine tango! For beginners and for all!
These notes are mainly for those who recently started learning tango, and also for those who would like to be introduced to the world of tango. But naturally for the sake of repetition, advanced students can use this information to refresh their knowledge. It's a...
Tango Embrace by Diego Blanco and Ana Pedrón
This instructional video shows the Argentine tango embrace, close and open embrace and the basics points of dance embrace. Diego and Ana express the most important points and gestures. Embrace is the most important connection we use in Argentine tango. A soft, loving...