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  1. Chrisa Assis

    TEDx talks on Tango...What do you guys think?

    Hi you all! I was looking through youtube like a good Tango junky...haha...and I found these TED talks on Tango. Thought to share them with you see what you guys think... I haven't watched them all but the ones I did watch, had some interesting points to share along with some cliches..so here...
  2. Chrisa Assis

    Tango Priorities…#1: Embellishments..! ;)

    Originally written for bautanz.com by Chrisa Assis A friend and student recently told me this: “I want to change my Tango priorities. Maybe do some work on embellishments.I would like to focus more around the dance itself instead of myself IN the dance.” hey hey… I know… You are probably...
  3. Chrisa Assis

    Ochos, how you can make them better..!

    Originally published for bautanz.com In the past, we had talked about how the false dichotomy of Heel or Toes first: when you are doing forward ochos, can become a barrier in your progress. We saw how practicing both, is the option that will give you more options on the dancefloor. And how...
  4. Chrisa Assis

    Are your partners enjoying the dances you share? How can you tell?

    Originally published for bautanz.com by Chrisa Assis Last week we looked at how small details may reveal to you the ideal dance partners. Poor attention to detail may cost you a great dance experience. Transforming to Sherlock Holmes might not be an easy task, it is well wroth it though! So...
  5. Chrisa Assis

    If Sherlock Holmes danced Tango…

    Originally written for bautanz.com, by Chrisa Assis So Tango dancers, can you answer this question in detail: What do you need to see in a dancer, that will make you choose them for your next tanda, as leader or follower? This is how we usually answer this question: I have no idea, I just...
  6. Chrisa Assis

    How social skills, can transform your milonga experience

    Taking advantage of some free time during the holidays I spent some time reading on social skills. During some basic research I found a podcast hosted by Tim Ferriss, talking about how you can become the best version of you. At some point Ramit Sethi, an established author an owner of...
  7. Chrisa Assis

    Decline dances in a milonga, without being mean

    This article was originally posted in bautanz.com, by Chrisa Assis We ALL get dance invitations, that we really want to decline. What do we usually do? Well, we either say yes, and regret it later, or we ignore the leader hoping that they will go away. Wouldn’t it be though so much better if...
  8. Chrisa Assis

    “How to ask someone to dance” –Christmas Edition

    Originally published for bautanz.com by Chrisa Assis Happy new year everyone! You know what Christmas brings? Letters to Santa! What happens when letters to Santa, fall in the hands of a Tango- addict..? They become an inspiration for "How to ask someone to dance"-- Christmas Edition! ;) Ask...
  9. Chrisa Assis

    Forward Ochos...Heel or Toes first? This is the question..!

    An article originally written for bautanz.com by Chrisa Assis Last week we talked about how better is better than more, looking into ochos specifically. Which brought up one of the classic Tango questions: Do we walk into our forward ochos using our heel or toes first? This reminded me of this...
  10. Chrisa Assis

    A drill for a BETTER ocho-- You need BETTER not MORE!

    When I started dancing Tango–I am referring to the very first milonga I danced in–I had only taken 4 classes, so I knew–or thought that I knew–how to walk, how to do an ocho and possibly some basic sequence combining the two…That’s it! Thinking…WHAT? HOW? The “how” is now obvious to me, though...
  11. Chrisa Assis

    Balance, Posture & Flexion–A Drill, tips and common mistakes

    An article originally posted at Bautanz.com by Chrisa Assis Chrisa is a dance and fitness professional currently teaching in Toronto I don’t know about you but when I started Tango any of these three was messing with ALL the others. You get in position and you are feeling like a million...
  12. Chrisa Assis

    Argentine Tango drill on Balance, posture and projections

    This article was originally published at Bautanz.com from Chrisa Assis. Chrisa Assis is a Dance and fitness professional in Toronto. DO IT LIKE CR7! I am not sure about you, but I used to get so bored working out in the gym…SOOO BORED! Until one day I thought to myself: “Who cares about...
  13. Chrisa Assis

    A Tango Embrace _ 12mins in the arms of a stranger..!

    Have you gotten off the dancefloor feeling frustrated? Wondering where did all the good dancers go? Or why they are not dancing with you? Do ever get off the dancefloor mumbling: “Oh my back!”, “My arm too!!!” Thinking: “She is such a heavy follower...” Or “Oh dear...when is he is going to stop...
  14. Chrisa Assis

    Tango...It is a Man's world too!

    Dear Tangueros, I went around and chatted with a few male friends and students, asking what their biggest challenges are in Tango and what they focus on the most when they are dancing. Connecting with the follower was at the very top of the focus-list for every single one of the leaders I...
  15. Chrisa Assis

    The Art of a follower in Argentine Tango..!

    I have been chatting with friends and students of mine and thought I should put an article together with what we came up with...so this is for all dear followers!!! To all dear Tangueras! Have you ever been out in a milonga and felt like this: Are you thinking: “I don't know, I feel bored” or...