Partnering Technique. Simple Geometry

The beauty of partnership is hidden in the harmony, complicity, tensions and flows that both of you are creating while dancing together. Standing and walking in front of each other are powerful statements of both authenticity and skills. Both of them can be trained and improved in order to get to the next level, the level where magic happens – where we are perfect for the other while we remain true to ourselves. Enjoy this technical journey into the couple movement mysteries!


Recommended study time for this collection is 4 weeks.

Outside Partner Walking in Parallel System

Time for the most important basic geometry in Argentine Tango!! The moment that we no longer walk directly in front of each other in a line, our bodies can no longer have a linear body mechanic because we now have to respect a circular geometry. Understanding the relative positions of the bodies in outside partner walking helps us create the basis for quality and ease in more complex relationships.

14.07 min Technique Walk

Putting it all Together: Changing Systems and Hanging Tracks

Explore the possibilities by learning how to change systems and change tracks seamlessly! This is an important skill for improvisation because once we add changes of direction, we are able to create many different possibilities for the dance. Practicing fluid changes of track and system is a fundamental and essential skill in your tango toolbox!

18.56 min Technique Walk

Incomplete Weight Transfer - Rocking out with Rock Steps and Side Steps

So far we have explored complete transfers of weight, but with the rock step we enter into incomplete weight transfer land. Incomplete weight transfers are extremely useful because they allow us to learn how to pause, turn in a simple way, change direction and create a simple timing change – all of which is essential for floor craft.

13.37 min Technique Walk

Basic Timing Changes

The quality of our timing change depends on coordination and use of energy rather than on underlying technique. In this video we reestablish the difference between technique and style, and the importance of understanding how movements that are visually different actually have the same underlying technique. Applying these ideas to our basic geometries, we should already be able to move comfortably to the music in a milonga setting.

15.54 min Technique Musicality

Collection II Review with Music

Let yourself be inspired by watching the maestros performing all the elements in the lessons until now. This is a gift video, which you’ll discover inside this collection of lessons. (Music: orquesta – Di Sarli, “Y todavia te quiero”)

2.43 min Musicality Technique Walk