Argentine Tango MasterCourse
The 1990s Cochabamba Investigation Group deconstructed tango’s inherited sequences.
Dancers could then improvise every step.
This powerful perspective was eventually named “Nuevo Tango”.
Continuing this work, we identified the 25 distinct Elements of Argentine Tango,
and how to discover their variations without memorizing.
We distilled all tango technique to 5 biomechanical tools,
enabling dancers to rapidly master communication, balance, and quality of movement.
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COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUMwith all Training Resources
PRACTICE STRUCTUREFor solo dancers or pairs
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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...).
You can buy a single session in the Element Store. If you want to upgrade to the full MasterCourse, your previous purchase is credited against the price of enrollment.
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.
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.
- Start by just watching the 10 hours of the MasterCourse. By doing this you will grasp the scope of the tango curriculum, the logic of variations of the elements, and how technique concepts apply to different movements.
- Each MasterCourse session includes practice exercises for solo dancers and pairs. Plan a schedule to work through the MasterCourse. You can train on your own or invite a practice partner (or two) to work with you.
- On your own, use the Exercise Center for 5 minutes of daily exercise to improve your muscle strength and control. Use the Practice Courses for twice weekly solo tango training.
Every time I watch your videosyour clarity and accuracy amazes me anew.
It is rewarding to see my partner's transformation...He is more confident, and a lot more playful and creative.
I've been with 7 other Tango teachers in Melbourne, Sydney and New York.Your videos give more relevant practical info in 60 seconds than most students get in 10 years, if ever...
I really need to compliment you on your teaching methods, becauseI grow as a tango dancer very quickly with the MasterCourse, so I stopped doing regular group classes.