Complex Geometry. Giros

Turns are difficult and they make most of our dancing. So, as you are guessing, this is a benchmark collection. You’ll find in these lessons fundamental and extremely important technique that will prepare you for more complex movements such as Enrosques, Agujas, Lapises. This collection is strongly intertwined with the previous ones and for best results, we strongly recommend their deep study and practice, before exploring the present collection.


Recommended study time for this collection is 3 weeks.

A Guide on how to Enjoy our Lessons Better

Watch this video before starting your learning. Ivan and Sara's lessons program is a well put together whole, comprised of all the collections you'll find on Tangomeet. For best results, we strongly recommend you don't skip collections or lessons. Buckle up! Enjoy this marvelous ride! And get ready to wow your past, present and future dance partners :)

5.44 min Technique

Preparation for Giros

Turns are difficult, and this is why it is important to have a good transition movement to help leaders and followers understand how to still keep leading in the turn, and also what the underlying geometries are. In this video Ivan and Sara show the preparation for turns in both the parallel and the cross systems. 

13.22 min Giro

Turns around a Common Center using Sacadas

Turns around a common center are like walking on the dough of the donut. Yes, we actually say that in this video… Why? Because it is a good image, and when we add sacadas, we really begin to understand the relationships the couple requires for smooth and powerful turns. 

18.45 min Sacada Giro

Turns around a Common Center Changing Systems

Understanding whether a certain step is an open (side) step or a forward step in a turn becomes especially important when we begin to change systems throughout the turn. And once we are able to change systems, we start to understand all of the possibilities for different relationships in giros. So if you want to turn, turn!

11.15 min Sacada

Turns around the Leader

Fundamental and extremely important technique that will prepare you for more complex movements such as enrosques, agujas, lapises! If you want to execute any of the above mentioned movements with ease, study this video with care!

13.53 min Giro

Turns around the Follower

Single axis turns around the follower are a great opportunity for followers to showcase their adornments. However, these turns can be uncomfortable if leaders and followers both lack proper technique. In this video Sara and Ivan show you the correct body positions and geometries to make beautiful turns!

13.39 min Giro

Combination Turns

Combining everything we have learned so far, we create a combination turn! These turns are important because most turns are in fact combination turns. For good measure we add some embellishments to entertain and delight! Enjoy!

15.01 min Giro Elements