Tango Argentino > Perfecting boleos _ with a chair!

Discussion in 'Tango Argentino' started by MadamSamba, May 3, 2004.

  1. MadamSamba

    MadamSamba Member

    Here's a tip for those of us struggling with boleos...use a chair.

    It sound so simple, but it's seriously effective and I can now do boleos...OK I have a LONG way to go, but they're better than they were a week ago.

    Simply hold onto a chair and flick away...

    If you do it, side-on, in front of a mirror, you get a better idea of what your boleos look like and you can start holding the chair with both hands and, as your balance improves, you can do it with one.
  2. DanceMentor

    DanceMentor Administrator

    I recently had an Argentine Tango class where we walked around a chair....forward, side, back, side repeat. It was supposed to be an excercise to help the ladies practice moving in a circle around the man. We haven't done boleos using the chair YET.
  3. bordertangoman

    bordertangoman Well-Known Member

    A wall or kitchen worktop works equally well.
    Keep practicing MSM and keep relaxed.
  4. MadamSamba

    MadamSamba Member

    DM, I like the idea of practicing around a chair, but would that work for females? I'm trying to picture it. Would our steps be huge, if we did that? Perhaps chairs are bigger in Australia. ha ha. :)

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