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A minor mystery solved, and a bit of Tango Terror

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The theme of this week’s Tango Space intermediate class was advertised as a cross-system sequence. This would usually be enough to send me running for the hills but for two things …

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Tango maths revisited, and the fragility of tango heaven

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Thursday’s lesson was on ‘dancing to the pause.’ This was familiar territory to me, but was still a really useful lesson – partly for one simple movement, and partly as a reminder of how far I’ve come from my mathematical days.

The lesson started with the 8-beat phrase, and an initial suggestion to slow on the 7th beat in order to pause on the 8th. This is a very slight variation on what I usually do when walking to rhythmical sections, which is to decelerate on the 7th beat in order to do a weight-change instead of a step on the 8th … 

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A fabulous lesson as always, and some (likely explicable) magic at Tango Terra

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Things have been pretty non-stop of late, and I did briefly consider skipping the class to just go to the milonga – but I’m so glad I didn’t! 

The Thursday intermediate class is always excellent, and tonight we started with what had to be the most ironic exercise ever for me …

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A really fun lesson, and a great evening socialising

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Tonight’s tango itinerary was the Thursday intermediate lesson with Luis and Natalia, and then … a dilemma! It was the monthly Tango Space drinks, which I always enjoy, but also Tango Terra.

It wasn’t feasible to do both, so a decision needed to be made …

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A double sacada I may actually be able to do, and introducing a tearful friend to Tango Terra

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I loved tonight’s intermediate lesson with Luis and Natalia.

The eventual aim was a lovely flowing circular sequence with a double sacada. It’s again the sort of thing that would have had me running for the hills a few months ago, but tonight I was able to keep up with the various versions along the way, and I think the final one too. We actually ran out of time on that one, so I can’t be 100% sure as there was no opportunity to video it, but I’ll try it at Saturday’s practica and we’ll see …

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An exciting class, and an excellent Tango Terra

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Tonight’s intermediate class was building on last week’s class, adding a couple of different ways to continue it.

I won’t bother describing the sequence in any detail, as that wasn’t the point of it for me. I’m never going to use it in a milonga, but I liked it for three reasons …

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A fantastic class, and a wow milonga at Tango Terra

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Intermediate classes can vary tremendously in focus, from long, complicated sequences to pure technique.

Tonight’s Tango Space class was my idea of the perfect group lesson: half technique, and then a sequence which was really also a disguised technique exercise …

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