Beginning Argentine Tango with US Champion Adam Cornett
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Beginning Argentine Tango with US Champion Adam Cornett

Finish this course and you'll be ready to go out dancing. Complete beginners course.
4.4 (9 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
54 students enrolled
Created by Adam Cornett
Last updated 2/2020
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  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Beginning Argentine Tango
  • Social Dancing
  • Connection concepts used in many social dances
  • Walking with a partner
  • Corrida or the little run
  • The cross
  • The giro
  • Back and Forward Ochos
  • Ocho Cortado Circular and Linear
  • Foot Sandwich
Requirements
  • Best to have a partner
Description

Learn to dance Argentine Tango with a world-traveling teacher, 2016 US Champion, and world champion semifinalist Adam Cornett. Adam has taught thousands of people to dance. He has taught for the students of MIT, Harvard, Yale, Brown, Northwestern and The Beijing National Dance Academy (Julliard of China).   

In this course you will learn how to connect with a partner so you two-step together and not separate. You will learn the basic and most common movements that exist in tango which will get you to dance about 70% of everything we do when we go out dancing.  If just a few short weeks you'll be ready to go out to your local tango dance and enjoy the night, make new friends, and have a whole new hobby in your life.

Who this course is for:
  • People who would like to have fun and join a new community
  • People who would like to learn to dance
Course content
Expand all 58 lectures 02:23:13
+ Introduction
1 lecture 03:07

Learn Argentine Tango with US Champion Adam Cornett. Beginners Level Argentine Tango class designed for an individual or a couple learning together.

Preview 03:07
+ Connection
5 lectures 09:56

The friction connection is something that we always have with another person when we are connected to them in dance. We will learn how to create that friction connection and advance upon it in the following lessons.

Preview 01:48

In tango we want to have all of our weight on one foot or the other, generally speaking. The leader can lead the follower to change their weight simply by having a friction connection with the follower and then changing their own weight. If we are synced up together then when the leaders weight is on their right foot than the followers weight is on there left. This is on the same side of the couple. That means the the leaders left foot and the followers right foot are both free. When we begin to walk, we will be able to walk in these two tracks.

Preview 01:49

The extension of the followers leg is simply a preparation to step backward. When the followers feel the leaders movement in a direction then we extend our free leg in the direction we feel them intending to move. In this lesson the followers learn to feel the extension for a backward step and the followers will extend their leg backward.

Preview 02:47

The side extension is similar to the forward extension except that the free leg will be moving side instead of back for the follower. The resistance is felt through the frame when we dance. The leader will be attempting a side step and the follower will feel that movement, resist slightly, extend, then step with the leader. In this video we prepare to take that side step by connecting and sending just the free leg of the follower.

Preview 01:18

Just like the back and side extensions the follower can extend forward before the forward step. In this lesson we will look at creating that forward extension.

Followers Forward Extension
02:14

Check your knowledge of the last four lessons.

Connection Quiz
3 questions
+ Walking
18 lectures 40:40

Followers technique for forward walking is essentially the same as the leaders movement.  All of our movements I try to keep our most organic abilities in life and bring them into the dance. Tango is a more natural movement oriented dance unlike some others that put your body into strange positions to accomplish the movements.

Followers Walk Alone
01:07
Leaders Walk Alone
02:08
Leaders Walking to a Beat
01:15
Followers Walking to a Beat
01:55
The Tango Embrace
01:19
Walking with a Partner
02:18
Side Steps Together
02:46
Backward Steps
01:33
Walking to a Beat with a Partner
03:00

Walking is a very important part of tango. It's a dance we can do at nearly any age because it can be as simple or as complex as we make it.

Walking Quiz
2 questions
Understanding the Tango Track Systems
01:42
The Secret Weight Change
03:43
Walking Outside In Parallel System
01:44
Walking Outside and Changing Systems
01:35
Walking Inline and Changing Systems
02:29
Switching Sides In Cross Foot System
02:43
Leaders Non Pivoting Ochos
03:05
Followers Non Pivoting Ochos
03:27
Non Pivoting Ochos
02:51

Let's be sure you understand the track systems. This is when tango starts to get more complex and more fun.

Track System Quiz
3 questions
+ Pivots
14 lectures 37:51
Push Pull Exercise
02:51
Pivoting Techniques
03:00
Push Pull Hands Down
03:45
Push Pull Arms Up
02:00
Push Pull In Embrace
01:56
Pivot With Frame in Exact Angle
02:19
Backward Ocho Technique for Followers
02:27
Ochos Backward
04:21
Forward Ocho Technique for Followers
01:51
Forward Ochos
02:21
Switch Between Back and Front Ochos
01:31
Settling Our Partner in the Ocho
02:48
Finding and Sandwiching Their Foot
04:07
Sandwich and Step Over (Pasada)
02:34

Get ready, this is a tougher quiz

Pivots and Ochos Quiz
3 questions
+ Giro
5 lectures 13:21
All Steps In Tango
02:05
Practicing the Giro
02:31
Specific Giro Technique
04:02
Practice The Giro Together
01:33
Dancing the Giro Together
03:10
Giro Quiz
2 questions
+ The Cross
8 lectures 19:18
Practicing the Cross
02:58
8 Count Basic
02:17
What Should We Feel at the Moment Of The Cross?
02:27
Eliminating Step 1 from the 8 Count Basic
01:48
Eliminating Step 2 from the 8 Count Basic
01:23
Eliminating Step 3,7,8 from the 8 Count Basic
02:15
Making the Cross More Subtle
02:40
The Old Rule of the Cross
03:30

We will test your knowledge of the cross.

The Cross Quiz
2 questions
+ Ocho Cortado
4 lectures 09:22
Ocho Cortado Intro
01:36
Standard Linear Ocho Cortado
02:18
Standard Circular Ocho Cortado
03:59
Circular and Linear Mixes of the Ocho Cortado
01:29

Let's see you're OC knowledge.

Ochos Cortado Quiz
1 question
+ Corrida
3 lectures 09:38
Corrida Explanation
04:05
Corrida Self Practice
02:36
Corrida with a Partner
02:57

Quick and Easy Quiz

Corrida Quiz
1 question