The Tango Muscles


Orange/Stabilization Chain

Teres Minor & Infraspinatus: Shoulder stabilization by external rotation Triceps: Elbow stabilization Transverse Abdominus: (not in the image, near the spine) stabilizes the spine Piriformis: stabilize hip rotation. Quadriceps: stabilize hip flexion. Peroneals: Ankle Plantar Flexion

Blue/Directional muscles used during Mark’s Intention for Projection

Lateral Projection:

Oblique muscles: Rotate the spine for projection lateral to the Mark.

Supraspinatus: tiny abduction of the leading arm in lateral projection, relaxation prevents motion of the trailing arm during lateral projection

Projection toward and away from the Mark:

Psoas: Flexes hips for projection toward and away from the Mark

Anterior Deltoids: Stabilize the shoulder vertical flexion for projection toward and away from the Mark

Our Exercise Center has training for each muscle. You can get a pass at the Digital School.

BodyParts3D © ライフサイエンス統合データベースセンター licensed under CC表示 継承2.1 日本

Home Tango Practice

Do you want to be a better dancer

but don’t feel you are getting what you need from your teachers?

Or do you get contradictory advice from different partners?

I got tired of hearing men tell me to be “natural”, “don’t do anything”, and “you’re floppy”, followed by “you’re stiff” …  So I studied biomechanics until I could teach perfect connection quickly.

We now have video solo practice courses that you can do at home to improve your knowledge, confidence, balance, and grace.

Order from our Digital School. Or enter your email below to preview the course:



Personal Checklist



Download Checklist PDF

Log In