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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Sunday Class and Verdict Milonga

This Sunday's Class will start at the earlier time of 4pm - 5.30pm to accommodate the Verdict Milonga which kicks off at 5.30.

The class will focus on connection in the giro.  Here is one definition of the giro (using traditional language):

"Giro is a move in which the follower faces the leader with her upper body while she is led to step around her leader - progressively taking backward, open/side, and forward steps before pivoting 180 into another open/side and backward, open/side and forward steps and so on.  The move can include any number of the individual elements and can begin and end on any step although there are favoured entry and exit points and variations on the timing of the steps.  Classically, the backward, open and forward steps are completed in the same time as the pivot, open, pivot part; a four-step 360 box around the leader.  If executed well, with the eager rotating steadily to face his follower and maintaining his central axis and the follower taking uniform length steps, keeping her pivots separate from her steps, thinking of real ease, transfer and collect phases of each step, and staying close to the leader, there is an enormous potential for leg play - barridas, boles, gauchos and saccades - that is the essence of Tango!" La Yuega

For a really clear look at some giros with barridas, saccades, lapices etc have a look at Sebastian and Roxana.

See you all on Sunday for Class!

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