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    (Geneva, Switzerland) Argentine Tango, Milonga and Canyengue workshops

    Workshops & Guided Practica in Argentine Tango & Canyengue at CERN Dancing Club - Geneva, Switzerland Date: Saturday, 23rd August 14:30 - 16:00 Effortless voleos and ganchos 16:15 - 17:45 Sacadas and back sacadas 18:00 - 19:30 Canyengue - Part 1 19:30 - 20:30...
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    Argentine Tango course for beginners, Cambridge, UK

    Today last lesson before the summer break. :)
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    Argentine Tango course for beginners, Cambridge, UK

    Exceptionally, there is no class on 2nd July.
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    Argentine Tango course for beginners, Cambridge, UK

    Dear tango lovers, a new Argentine Tango regular class in Cambridge, UK, is about to start. Classes will be held at Kelsey Kerridge Fitness Club (parkside) every Wednesday, 8-9 pm If you are interested, curios or you know somebody who could be interested, you are more then welcome! No prior...
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    Cabaceo: does your local milonga use it?

    It depends on the milonga; there's a really crowded one in Geneva where I use to go and where you can find a lot of people coming from other Countries that you have never seen before and that you'll never see anymore in a couple of weeks: here the cabeceo is used. There's another milonga I use...
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    Warm up before Tango dancing

    Well, my point is that AT is a kind of dance and as all dances, even if smooth, it needs some warm up expecially before classes. Of course, I can't warm up in a milonga. :) But you don't squat in a gym without warming up: have you ever thought that a low planeo for a follower is like a gym...
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    Warm up before Tango dancing

    I was wondering if you have a favourite warm up routine before dancing Tango. The one I usually do is made of a grapevine walk on tempo and on double tempo: this warms up legs and waist. Then I add some shoulder rotations and a stretching yoga position, the following one, really useful for...
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    Milonga workshops and Argentine Tango practica at CERN Dancing Club, Geneva, CH

    Milonga Lisa Workshop for Beginners and Intermediates and Argentine Tango Guided Practica at CERN Dancing Club, Geneva, Switzerland Date: Sunday 25th November Time: 16:00 to 17:30 Milonga Lisa Workshop for beginners 17.45 - 18.45 Guided Practica 19:00 to 20:30 Milonga...
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    How not to ask someone to dance

    kah-beh-seh-oh
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    How not to ask someone to dance

    A woman tango dancer recently came back from BsAs saying: "I've been to a lot of milongas and never got an invitation! Guys looked at me, but they never invited me!" Mirada (the glance) is the first part of an invitation to dance; then you should reply with a cabeceo (the head move) if you...
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    To claim or not to claim...that is your milonga!

    I agree to that: tango, milonga and vals are three dances with their own characteristics, but have enough in common to be not separated each other. Saying "I dance tango but not vals and milonga" is like saying "I dance Standard. But not Foxtrot".
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    To claim or not to claim...that is your milonga!

    Do you distinguish between tango milonguero and other kinds of Argentine tango? ;) You just adapt your way of dancing on what is being played. The distinction is made on the musical pattern and not on the style: that's why we talk about tango, milonga and vals, but we do not separate nuevo from...
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    To claim or not to claim...that is your milonga!

    It is a kind of Salon style from the barrio of Villa Urquiza. Most of the styles in AT refer to the way used to dance in a region of Rio de la Plata or in a barrio of Buenos Aires. Being tango a popular dance, made by the people, tango styles are not something fixed and crystallized and in the...
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    A few sandwiches short of a picnic

    As you stated, there are infinite possibilities starting at the sandwich; the most common resolution for a beginner is to lead the follower into a ocho forward.
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    best exercises for top tango shape

    Stretching for tango dancers: http://www.dekay.org/blog/archives/tango-stretching-excercises Ochos on your own to improve dissociation between the torso and the legs. Edit: it seems that the link is not working by clicking it in this post. Copy the address and past it in the browser to get...