Calesita

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See giro for disambiguation. There are three giros: double-giro (both partners walk), single-giro (Mark is in the center of the circle, Revel walks), and calesita (single-giro with Revel in center of the circle, Mark walks). Technique Both partners support the movement through: Vigilant attention to their arcs. Using obliques to pivot. Supporting one another with […]

Double-giro

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See giro for disambiguation. There are three giros: single-giro (Mark is in the center of the circle, Revel walks), calesita (single-giro with Revel in center of the circle, Mark walks), and double-giro (both partners walk on the circle). Technique In double-giro, the partners are moving lateral to one another in opposite directions. As in any […]

Enrosque

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An enrosque is a mark’s adorno during pivot. It’s most common during single-giro. Either before or during the pivot, he crosses one foot in front of the other and pivots with it crossed (either in front or in back). When crossed in front he usually points his free leg’s toe straight down to the floor for […]

Giro

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The word ‘giro’ in Castellano just means turn, which is pretty vague. If you take classes in Buenos Aires you will see all kinds of things referred to as turns. English speakers generally reserve the term ‘giro’ for sequences in which the partners are walking around one another on a circle. Note that a giro refers to progress […]

Lapiz / Pencil

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The Lapiz is a mark’s adorno. He draws a semi-circle on the floor with the toe of his free leg. He can do multiple semi-circles or change the direction. Use flexion in your free leg’s knee to create the circle, keeping your ankle extended with pointed toes. The mark may also pivot during the adorno. When performing any […]

Molinete lineal

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Molinete lineal is a lateral walk, meaning continuous steps in which the couple moves laterally (as opposed to moving front or back). The molinete is tango’s default method of walking lateral, by interleaving back and front steps with side steps. The pattern can start at any point. Molinete lineal can be used to walk in the […]

Obliques

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Obliques Anatomy The Oblique muscles rotate the torso. Tango Shows intention lateral to the Mark. This is the muscle that drives all pivots for both partners.

Single-giro

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See giro for disambiguation. There are three giros: double-giro (both partners walk), single-giro (Mark is in the center of the circle, Revel walks), and calesita (single-giro with Revel in center of the circle, Mark walks). In a single-giro, the Revel walks around the Mark using the default method of lateral walking, molinete. Single-giro is the […]