Level Definition

ALL LEVELS

Classes, workshops or activities flag as such do not require any previous knowledge or level of expertise to participate.

BEGINNERS

The entry level for all those new to tango that want to experience their first steps in the dance. The main goal is to teach students to understand and experience first-hand important concepts such as weight changes, walking, embrace and leading and follower roles. These aspects are developed through the teaching of a series of simple tango moves. Permanent reviewing and refreshing is a fundamental component part of our teaching method.

Level 1A introduces the initial concepts of tango posture, walking for leaders and followers, weight changes and partners connection in the open embrace. Concept of walking the tango in parallel system is also introduced. Tango figures taught focus in the parallel system and aim to consolidate the technical aspects of the dance at this level: rock step, partnering walking on sync with the music, 6-count step basic box, forward ocho and left-turning check step. The concept of the close embrace connection is also introduce in this course module.

Level 1B completes the unfolding of the parallel system and introduces for the first time the concept of the cross system and how to navigate from the parallel into the cross system and back. Tango figures taught at this level includes amongst others: right turns and “ocho cortado”(half ocho) and backaward ochos.

INTERMEDIATE COURSE: LEVEL 2A and 2B

The pre-requesite for Level 2A or 2B is completion of Levels 1A & 1B (10 lessons). It is expected that students ready to start a Level 2 course are able to lead or follow on the beat all the basic steps taught at Level 1. If you can’t complete Level 1 course, or do not feel reasonably confident to go to the next level up, we advise to complete your course first or to consider private lesson/s to upgrade your skills for entry into higher levels.

The Intermediate course focus in crosses, giros (turns) and travelling turns along the line of dancing. In the Level 2A you will learn now how to lead and follow crosses either in the parallel or cross system. Other tango figures as “sandwiches” are also introduced. Level 2B focus in learning to turn in place (anticlockwise and clockwise) and travelling turns along the line of dancing (also both anticlockwise and clockwise).