No need for small movements unless that is what you want to do. I suggest that you look at the videos at http://www.tangoandchaos.org/chapt_6school/10walking1.htm and those that follow. Although Rick suggests you take a short step ("12 inches is plenty"), that is only part of the learning process. To see what I mean, I you might look at http://www.tangoandchaos.org/chapt_6school/29steplarge.htm Those are some big steps!! I often (50% of the time?) dance close embrace, but I don't dance with the lean that some on this forum prefer. Rather I dance essentially toe-to-toe with my partner with each of us keeping weight forward so that we connect, but no weight on each other. I find that, with a sensitive follow, I can step as big as I want and never step on her. See also Rick's comments in this regard on his 29steplarge page. BTW, the videos of the masters shown in his chapter five are occasionally nothing short of amazing, and almost always instructive.