Argentine Tango Encyclopedia

We realign our legs in relation to every step.

In tango we take three kinds of steps: front, back and side. Here are the positions for each.

  • The hips/pelvis should be rectalinear to the direction of step. (Note the grid in the diagrams.)
  • The base leg should be in external rotation relative to the hips.

There should be no weight on the free leg during projection!

  • In ochos, we pivot to the correct alignment for a back or front step linear to the Mark.
Front step
Back step

Side step

Variations of Each Element


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