Topical Series. Turns, Enrosques and Lapices

The impossible steps, the complicated sequences…. with the right explanations and a practiced technique everything becomes clear. Enjoy this advanced technical collection and have fun! It 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 6 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

Turns Sequences – Ivan’s Famous ¾ Turn

A favorite movement for many dancers, the ¾ turn creates a lovely rotated dynamic for the follower. And is extremely useful to change direction in the ronda. So not only helpful but very much appreciated by the ladies. What more could we want?

10.22 min Giro

Turns Sequences – Modified Doughnut Turn

Did you love the doughnut from the technique section as much as we did? Well, here is your chance to love it even more!! Using the doughnut to create a turn will allow you to turn on a dime – goodbye running into people in the ronda, hello super-turn!

10.44 min Giro

Turn Sequences – Turny Turns

All kind of good things are happening here – a single axis turn, exit into Americana, rock steps to change direction…. Wow. So much, and yet you will find that it all makes sense. Why? Because you have seen the technique videos, practiced, and now it is time for it to all come together!

9.07 min Giro

Turn Sequences – Single Axis Turns, irregular molinete. Whaaat?!

If you thought that the last turn was fun, this will be fun AND a challenge. Enjoy!

13.12 min Giro

Enrosque Sequences – Simple and Elegant Wraps for Leaders and Followers

A sweet little enrosque for him and her. These simple wraps are a real morsel of joy – light and fun, they will become an irresistible part of your dance vocabulary.

11.49 min Enrosque

Enrosque Sequences – Ivan’s Favorite Snappy Forward Enrosque

The effect of an Enrosque is the snap of the hips – and Ivan really does it with style. However, a good Enrosque for the leader requires excellent turning technique for the follower, so working on these movements is really an excellent idea for both.

9.22 min Enrosque

Enrosque Sequences: Embellishment + Front Enrosque Turning Backwards

While enrosques for followers can be led, like we saw in the first video, they can also be embellished. So while the followers embellish on their forward ocho, the leaders have a challenging front enrosque turning backwards!! You were asking for it, you get it!

11.29 min Enrosque Decorations

Enrosque Sequences – Leading Enrosques for Followers

And now Sara’s favorite – follower enrosque into a back sacada! Impossible, you say. Too difficult, you say. But actually having worked on our technique throughout the previous videos brings this difficult movement into the realm of possibility!

12.33 min

Lapiz Sequences – Simple Lapiz in a Combination Turn

The lapiz, a favorite element to adorn a turn, for both leaders and followers. But because the leg extends so far beyond the axis in a lapis, it is important to understand geometry and timing when attempting to execute this movement. In this introductory video, Ivan and Sara show a simple lapiz and the basic rules that we need to respect to make the lapiz smooth, coordinated and effective.

10.01 min Lapiz

Lapiz Sequences – Lapiz in a Parada, with Adornment

A very pretty lapiz into a parada for the follower, with some embellished smaller lapizes ;). Especially nice to use while waiting for the ronda to move, without twiddling your thumbs. A true combination of pratical and decorative, just for you!

11.29 min

Lapiz Sequences – A difficult, then more Difficult Lapiz

A reverse lapis followed by a regular lapiz in a single axis turn. With an aguja in between. Sounds difficult. And it is, because it requires understanding of and coordination between individual body mechanic and the geometry of the bodies. But once you master it, it will be very satisfying! We promise!

12.07 min Lapiz

Lapiz Sequences – The Fancy Follower Lapiz (led, and as an embellishment)

Instead of doing a simple calesita from a back step of the follower, followers can embellish and create a beautiful lapiz! And if you want to show this as partnerwork, then leaders can also create this movement for the follower. Lead or embellished, the movement is definitely worth learning!

14.24 min Lapiz Decorations