Tango Argentino > from salsa to tango

Discussion in 'Tango Argentino' started by olamalam, Nov 28, 2016.

  1. JTh

    JTh Member

    I would agree with this. Focus on the fundamentals of tango - things like balance, posture, frame, weight transfer, and the embrace. You goal would be to establish the connection and all the above feed into that.
  2. vit

    vit Active Member

    Well, most of that sound like fundamentals of any dance, with exception of frame/embrace/open hold/no hold depending on the dance ... those are fundamentals of dance movement and not of particular dance ... just that in salsa it's not that easy to get that, not because of dance but because of teachers (the same for some other social dancing genres) ...
  3. Lilly_of_the_valley

    Lilly_of_the_valley Well-Known Member

    It is decidedly so. And so is tango music, so I see a parallel here. The better you know the music, the better dancer you potentially become.
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  4. Angel HI

    Angel HI Well-Known Member

    Just thought that this needed to be reposted. Of course, it applies to all dances, actually.
  5. JTh

    JTh Member

    Yes absolutely.
    In class, our instructor keeps harping on about the basics and how they are the base for more advanced moves.
  6. itwillhappen

    itwillhappen Active Member

    So the basics are really the basics. Great! ;)
  7. JTh

    JTh Member

    the basics are also more important i found given the high level of improvisation required in AT; as a leader id be on my a** if i didnt have some of the basics ...wont be able to improvise and lead clearly; followers would be confused..could get messy.
  8. itwillhappen

    itwillhappen Active Member

    Listening to teachers and reading their Homepages about the long list what they teach very well, I'm in general more interested of what's not so important for them. What they omit, neglect and disregard for the things they consider to be more important. :cool:
  9. dchester

    dchester Moderator Staff Member

    Another way of judging a teacher is by how their students dance.
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  10. newbie

    newbie Well-Known Member

    Providing it's a dance teacher

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