Counterpositions and Other Subtle Tango Secrets

Unity, balance, contrast, and wholeness. It’s time for the fine in the fine tango! It’s time for the subtle, the delicate, the precise. It’s time for what’s beyond the seeable. This is a small, but strong collection, one "pour les connaisseurs"!


Recommended study time for this collection is 3 weeks.

Counterposition. Deep Technical Study

A lesson about understanding the opposite lines and fine-tuning your relationship with them, while exploring such an essential element like Ocho. What Sebastián and Roxana will share here is crucial to know if you want to experience their elegant, comfortable and gentle embrace.

6.54 min Ocho Elements Technique

Combination for Crowded Milongas Inherited from Old Milongueros

A very simple but stylish combination. And with a contraposition, you get a different feeling. Plus it’s one of Sebastian’s favorites, that he uses a lot in the milongas, too.

4.05 min Elements Technique

Counterposition in a Combination with Sacada

A new counterposition, a new challenge. With a Sacada this time. Watch this lesson and you’ll find out what you’re going to achieve by combining these two, and of course how to achieve it, too!

5.52 min Sacada Elements Technique

Counterposition in a Combination with Enrosque

Do you want to see what happens if you try to use counterposition during an Enrosque? You’re in the right place then! You already know from one of their previous collections, Sebastian & Roxana’s technique for Enrosque, and how to respect the three key moments in order to make it beautifully. Now, it’s time to bring everything to a next level.

8.19 min Elements Technique Enrosque

Counterposition in a Combination with Showy Step

Now, you’ll use the counterposition to do something a little bit more showy - a combination of steps you can use in an uncrowded milonga or in a performance. Sebastián and Roxana are using this idea of creating counterpositions when they are performing in order to make the movement look stronger. Enjoy, practice, delight others!

7.28 min Elements Technique

A Conversation on Tango Exhibitions between Sebastián Achaval & Roxana Suarez (What you Won’t Learn in a Lesson)

When dancing tango we can all be artists. Some for just a few hours a week in a milonga. Others live and create inside tango their entire life on a stage or on a dance floor. But no matter in which category you fit, there’s so much beauty in honoring that artist, by enjoying and diving deep into the various expressions he or she can have. Immerse even more into tango by listening to Sebastián and Roxana! 


This lesson is in Spanish and it has English subtitles. To activate them, please, click on CC in the down right corner of the video, then select English.

15.25 min History