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Re: Oh, No!-Not A Ocho! Anyone help Please!
Posted by DivaGinger
10/26/2008  12:03:00 AM
The "everything happens below the knees" in tango conflicts- at least typographically- with what we've been taught, so now I'm curious for more perspectives.

We were taught to move from the hip still, like in all standard dances, BUT instead of placing the foot and rolling onto it, to snap onto it- or at least, the lead would put the lady's weight more quickly onto that foot than foxtrot, giving it the stealthy, expedient motion. The 'rubber band around the thighs" analogy also came into action, so that it LOOKED like the action was below the knees, but really, the whole leg was used still, just differently in application?

Re: Oh, No!-Not A Ocho! Anyone help Please!
Posted by terence2
10/26/2008  12:25:00 AM
The foot , leg and body action in T/Argentino, can, and does, vary greatly, dependant on what the sequences are.
The weight distribution may vary considerably when dancing specific figures. Also, the body action
and foot placement, will be different in a " driving " as opposed to a " walking " action .

The other major difference that this style of tango offers , is its requirement to occasionally use the arms quite specifically to lead and a " no " contact prom. is commonplace .

Unlike the B/Room style, there are many who oppose any format and it even " splits " farther in the style one chooses within the genre( Milonga, Salon, Nuevo etc . )
Re: Oh, No!-Not A Ocho! Anyone help Please!
Posted by scottyboysdoll
10/26/2008  8:44:00 AM
I am new to this Arg. Tango, a couple of things you said , I do not understand or confused on.
What is meant by driving action- I know what you mean by "walking action".
No contact Promenade?
I know the Bronze American, and I know about 3 steps in the Argentine. So, i am really just getting started, at learning! Thanks,ScottyBoysDoll
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