Beginning Argentine Tango with US Champion Adam Cornett
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- 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.
- People who would like to have fun and join a new community
- People who would like to learn to dance
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.