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)
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54 students enrolled
Created by Adam Cornett
Last updated 2/2020
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  • 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
  • Best to have a partner

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

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
Leaders Walk Alone
Leaders Walking to a Beat
Followers Walking to a Beat
The Tango Embrace
Walking with a Partner
Side Steps Together
Backward Steps
Walking to a Beat with a Partner

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
The Secret Weight Change
Walking Outside In Parallel System
Walking Outside and Changing Systems
Walking Inline and Changing Systems
Switching Sides In Cross Foot System
Leaders Non Pivoting Ochos
Followers Non Pivoting Ochos
Non Pivoting Ochos

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
Pivoting Techniques
Push Pull Hands Down
Push Pull Arms Up
Push Pull In Embrace
Pivot With Frame in Exact Angle
Backward Ocho Technique for Followers
Ochos Backward
Forward Ocho Technique for Followers
Forward Ochos
Switch Between Back and Front Ochos
Settling Our Partner in the Ocho
Finding and Sandwiching Their Foot
Sandwich and Step Over (Pasada)

Get ready, this is a tougher quiz

Pivots and Ochos Quiz
3 questions
+ Giro
5 lectures 13:21
All Steps In Tango
Practicing the Giro
Specific Giro Technique
Practice The Giro Together
Dancing the Giro Together
Giro Quiz
2 questions
+ The Cross
8 lectures 19:18
Practicing the Cross
8 Count Basic
What Should We Feel at the Moment Of The Cross?
Eliminating Step 1 from the 8 Count Basic
Eliminating Step 2 from the 8 Count Basic
Eliminating Step 3,7,8 from the 8 Count Basic
Making the Cross More Subtle
The Old Rule of the Cross

We will test your knowledge of the cross.

The Cross Quiz
2 questions
+ Ocho Cortado
4 lectures 09:22
Ocho Cortado Intro
Standard Linear Ocho Cortado
Standard Circular Ocho Cortado
Circular and Linear Mixes of the Ocho Cortado

Let's see you're OC knowledge.

Ochos Cortado Quiz
1 question
+ Corrida
3 lectures 09:38
Corrida Explanation
Corrida Self Practice
Corrida with a Partner

Quick and Easy Quiz

Corrida Quiz
1 question