Movement Technique. Body Mechanics

Whenever we think, play or practice, our body has a natural tendency, a habit, an answer. Listening to that voice, to that answer helps. Our dance, our couple, our teaching and our lives are improved every time we find new ways to understand more about our amazing body reactions. Sara and Ivan start their journey with us by showing how to discover and train our body wisdom. Enjoy this beautiful collection and be aware that it’s the base for all their further work on Tangomeet.


Recommended study time for this collection is 5 weeks.

Posture & Balance

Our posture is the starting point of our dance. It sketches out the parameters of movement possibilities, its limitations and efficiencies (or inefficiencies). Posture and balance are intimately connected. In this video, Ivan and Sara share their secrets for posture and balance for a dance without limits.

7.32 min Embrace Technique

Articulation & Push

In order to dance we need two major things - energy and direction. Pushing the ground creates energy, and articulating our ankles generates (among other things :)) direction for movement of the body. Learn these principles of movement, and apply them everywhere in your dance! Your movement will be more clear, more controlled and more aesthetic.

9.46 min Embrace Technique

Linking Forward Rotated Steps

When we link forward rotated steps we need to make certain adjustments with our most important articulations - feet, ankles and hips. Conceptualizing pivots as changes of direction of the walk rather than as something separate from the step allows us to be faster, more efficient and more balanced in our movements.

8.12 min Changes of Direction Technique Walk

Linking Backward Rotated Steps

There is nothing scary about back ochos! If we connect, in a proper way, backward rotated steps, we can always be in our axis, in control of the movement and powering ourselves through all the positions. Starting from more linear to more lateral, learn how to ocho like a pro!

6.50 min Changes of Direction Ocho Technique Walk