Argentine Tango MasterCourse
People say it takes 10 years to learn tango. Only if your teacher is incompetent.
The MasterCourse gives you the confidence to understand tango’s 25 Elements and dance all their variations.
It conveys actionable instruction on how to move smoothly and keep your balance.
It’s 10 hours of video.
The rest is up to you.
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We walk together in systems, on tracks, and we can change feet in different combinations.
Side steps and Ochos
We step lateral to the partner with open or crossed steps, also called ochos, which are lateral step beginning with a pivot of 90-270 degrees.
Molinete lineal is tango's custom for walking sidewards.
In sacada the partners step perpendicular to one another, with one partner displacing the other.
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There are three Giros. double-giro and two single-giros, the Mark’s single-giro and the Revel’s single-giro (also known as Calesita).
The free leg crosses in front or behind the base leg.
A stop, during any point of a step or pivot.
A barrida moves the Revel's free leg by direct contact with the Mark's free leg.
A rebote is an elastic step which returns to the origin. Alteración is a rebote which pivots and releases at a different point than the origin.
Voleo Circular maximizes front and back projections during a pivot. Voleo Linear maximizes front, back, and side projections.
Ganchos hook a voleo through the partner's leg or around the body.
Contra block to the Revel's Pivot produces a Rebote Cadera. To a projection produces a kick, often between the partner's legs.
These are the off-balance elements. In Volcada the partners lean on one another. In Colgada the partners hang on one another.
Adornos are unmarked autonomous embellishments.
Soltada is any nonstandard embrace.
Salta is a situation in which the Revel's weight is off of both of her feet (jump, lift, drag, sostenida...).
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If you prefer to start with a single session or enroll in tranches, purchase what you want in the Element Store. You can always upgrade later.
Most students go to class and see a new sequence each week. They have difficulty remembering this sequence and integrating what they learn into their dance.
Students also know that to dance more smoothly and gracefully they need to train their bodies, but they aren’t sure what exactly to practice.
How TangoForge can help
Of course group classes are more fun and social than videos, and of course it’s helpful to feel expert execution directly with a teacher.
But many teachers don’t offer clear, actionable instruction for both roles. Our Digital School provides precise, empowering information.
Just sit down and watch the 10 hours of the MasterCourse. Just by doing this you will grasp the scope of the tango curriculum, the logic of variations of the elements, and how technique relates to seemingly different movements.
Invite a practice partner (or two) to work with you and plan a schedule to work through the MasterCourse.
On your own, use the Exercise Center for 5 minutes of daily exercise to improve your muscles. Use the Practice Courses for twice weekly solo tango training.
Students also receive detailed study guides.
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