They say that if you can walk you can tango, and it's true. However, in tango, there's a little more to walking than the uninitiated might think. In Argentine tango the idea is not to walk alone, but together.
Just as learning to walk on your own two legs took a fair bit of practice at first, so does learning to walk while staying connected to someone else.
I've prepared some tips to help that walking feel and look beautiful, which you can apply either in your practice sessions or in social dancing. They are based on my personal learning and my teaching approach with my own tango students. There are 6 main points, complete with suggested exercises and games:
- Check your posture and balance every time you enter the embrace.
- Check your embrace.
- Check the moment of movement.
- Travel through water.
- Use your momentum.
(click on 'newer post' below to start reading the first tip)