Tools for improvisation – Session 3   Leave a comment

The topic for this session is the Media Luna, a classical figure that travels on the floor following the shape of a half moon or crescent. In the first lesson of the third session, the code of the tango is defined as the sequence of steps executed by the woman when dancing around the man.

In the second lesson we use a boleo or a planeo to interrupt or alter the media luna on the first step of the return, and we finish with the cruzada in place and a resolution.

In the third lesson of the third session of classes taught by Alberto Paz and Valorie Hart at La Thai Uptown we use the media luna as the movement of choice. In this installment we use a sacada with traspie to make the curvature of the media luna more compact and circular.

In the final lesson of this session we incorporate a boleo to interrupt the media luna and convert the woman’s back step into a forward cross resolving to the down side of la base.

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Posted December 11, 2009 by Alberto & Valorie in Gotta Tango

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