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02/24/2013 at 11:47 PM in blog folder icon Music History
An examination of more complex structures of Argentine Tango music with analysis of Caminito and Poema.


02/24/2013 at 10:11 PM in blog folder icon Music History
In this article, we look at measures, phrases, rhythm and melody.


02/23/2013 at 11:38 PM in blog folder icon Music History
In this article we will learn about the basic structure of Argentine Tango with examinations of Carlos Di Sarli's "Bahia Blanca" and Juan D'Arienzo's "Pensalo Bien." We also compare these two songs in terms of tempo.


05/19/2012 at 11:09 PM in blog folder icon Tango Classes
This class demo is from a class on adding rhythmic embellishments to the ocho cortado using the music of Juan d'Arienzo. We looked at embellishments for both men and women.


05/01/2012 at 04:24 PM in blog folder icon Milonga Classes
A baldosa is a large tile. You are considered a great tango/milonga dancer if you can dance on a baldosa (i.e. in a small area). The baldosa box is a basic and very useful figure of tango, vals, and milonga


04/29/2012 at 12:31 AM in blog folder icon Traditional Tandas
This is a fun and playful tanda by Ricardo Tanturi with Alberto Castillo singing.


04/09/2012 at 11:38 AM in blog folder icon Traditional Tandas
This weeks tanda is one of my favorite tandas to dance to by Osvaldo Pugliese. It has everything that makes Pugliese great. These songs are bold but tender, calm and then energetic. To enjoy dancing to his music, you have to be able to enjoy the silence. It is about the moments between the steps. Many believe that you have to have a large vocabulary to dance to Pugliese, but actually I probably do less when dancing to his music. It is about patience, balance and the connection to your partner.


12/14/2011 at 01:33 AM in blog folder icon Tango Performances


07/20/2011 at 01:32 AM in blog folder icon Tango Classes
This step is a very famous and popular move in the milongas of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Many, if not all, of the older milongueros perform this step. The joy of this move is in the musicality and the swoosh feeling it gives the followers during the dips (changes of our vertical plane). Everytime I teach this move, it always recieves lots of positive feedback from the followers. They love it.


07/15/2011 at 04:20 PM in blog folder icon Tango Classes
This step is part of our Popular Steps for the Social Dance Floor series. The interesting thing about this step is that while walking (caminata) the followers keep switching sides and switching systems (parallel vs cross) during the step.


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