How to Tango – Class 005 – Beginner Moves

We demonstrate three easy-to-follow moves for you to learn each week, including lead-and-follow instructions and timing. You will become more confident and proficient as you build up the number of moves you know.

Ballroom Tango differs from Argentine Tango. It has different timing from the dance that originated in Buenos Aries in the late 1800’s. Ballroom Tango uses quick, strong and dramatic movements and shapes, and is best described as a sensual dance. It is Ballroom Tango which is danced in International Competition.

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Tango Basic Moves – Progressive Link, Natural Twist Turn, Back Corte

LEVEL: Beginner
STYLE: Tango
A useful combination with the Promenade Position being achieved from the Progressive Link, any other method would be suitable. Natural Twist Turn could also be ended in Promenade with the man and lady facing the same direction. Take care to maintain contact particularly as the lady is stepping around the man as he uncrosses his feet. The Back Corte can make less or more turn depending on the following figure and space available.

Tango week 005 Class – Videos

Dance lessons are delivered by two video tutorials for each class. One video demonstrates three moves, and one shows how to put those moves together in a dance to music. (This class is for members – please Join the Site for access to all the classes).


Example of how to put the 3 moves together to make a dance. Music was by DJ Ice “Facade” if you want to play the tune to dance to and practice. (There is no sound due to copyright).

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