Tango Argentino > Rockstep Rut

Discussion in 'Tango Argentino' started by Subliminal, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. opendoor

    opendoor Well-Known Member

    heres is a class summary with lots of rockstep variations with the left foot in || and X system:

  2. salthepal

    salthepal New Member

    I would call that a rebote...
  3. opendoor

    opendoor Well-Known Member

    Ja, these are rebotes (so as the classical rockstep is also one)

    0:19 small mirrors on either side in double tempo
    0:28 the latter of the three back sacadas in double tempo

    2:28 the quick change from left to right foot in double time
  4. dchester

    dchester Moderator Staff Member

    Here is another demo from a class on rebotes.

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  5. bordertangoman

    bordertangoman Well-Known Member

    I quite agree with this this. I cant find a useful definition of rebote.The only rebound I ever learned was a cross lead, where the woman arrives at a cross, doesnt transfer her weight but exits to the man's left in a forward step; and that it was an energetic change of direction, wwith a feel closer to a linear boleo than a rockstep.
  6. UKDancer

    UKDancer Well-Known Member

    I don't want to try and turn this into another 'crossover' discussion, but there is a useful parallel to draw with a Latin 'checked forward walk' (at least for leading these steps). It gives me an off-the-shelf understanding of the essential difference between taking a step which I intend to reverse, and one where I intend to come over the standing foot into another. It has a lot to do with dividing body weight, and using muscle effort in the legs to cause the torso to make quite small but definite movements between the feet.
  7. piimapoika

    piimapoika Member

    I always start off a rockstep with the right foot. I know why this is - when I started ballroom tango in 1962, that was the way I was taught. Now rocking on the left just seems awkward.
  8. newbie

    newbie Well-Known Member

    I do rock steps with the left foot when starting like a "6" of the 8CB, and with the right foot when starting from a "3". In each case I turn CCW.

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