Tango Argentino > Leading people of different sizes in AT - help

Discussion in 'Tango Argentino' started by Sagitta, Jun 23, 2004.

  1. Sagitta

    Sagitta Well-Known Member

    Okay, with previous dance experience I know all about adjusting to followers. But I'm having greater difficulties in AT. If a follower is quite a bit taller then me I find it hard to be in closed position...and as I'm about 5'3"? I think it happens quite a bit. To compensate I use a more open position. I know that I could take larger steps, but there's a limit to that. And then they wear high heels!! :roll:

    So is this what you do? Or do you have any other suggestions?

    (I started to realize these sort of issues as I have become more comfortable with AT. Practice really makes a difference. I've already showed one really confused follow how to do turns by just following. And follows in my class comment on it as well. :) )
  2. newbie

    newbie Well-Known Member

    I never dance close (need to see the feet...) so my answer is somehow academical, but as you sometimes get in the follower's shoes (e.g when you demonstrate turns), you may be able to imitate, when you dance with a slightly taller follower, the way a slightly smaller follower finds her place in your abrazo.

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