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Lessons with Osvaldo Zotto

Lesson 1 Base for Tango - Posture and Embrace http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TE3oJkrsZwk

Lesson 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_LjwPXLkpc

Lesson 3 Backward Ocho http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCp0I_1yn_Q

Lesson 4 Sandwich http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFGqLJ8oJgY

Lesson 5 Media Luna / Half Turn http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJa4x97i7CI&list=PL99DFE7F21C106A6A

Lesson 6 Cambio de Frente http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPfH6hzzRvE

Lesson 7 Ocho with Sacada / Displacement http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nfy2EuppYqM&list=PL99DFE7F21C106A6A

Lesson 8 Parada http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMZDCk6dT6c&list=PL99DFE7F21C106A6A

Lesson 9 La Caida http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ij_li1z5p8M&list=PL99DFE7F21C106A6A

Lesson 10 Giro con Rulo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRe7verxzu8&list=PL99DFE7F21C106A6A

Lesson 11 Sandwich con Gancho/Hook http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bgg3nQCoPs&list=PL99DFE7F21C106A6A

Lesson 12 Rulo con Sacada y Castigada  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iM_f2DqBEmg&list=PL99DFE7F21C106A6A

Lesson 13 Sacada con Cambio de Frente  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKEvmBwsVzg&list=PL99DFE7F21C106A6A

Lesson 14 La Hamaca - The Swing  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=388WO9jhRKo&list=PL99DFE7F21C106A6A

Lesson 15 Sandwich con Arrastre http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPXwp9BFwps&list=PL99DFE7F21C106A6A

Lesson 16 Parada con Calesita  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZ4AJaTI6eI&list=PL99DFE7F21C106A6A

Lesson 17 Sacada con Ocho Adelante  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qyFOP3jAcI&list=PL99DFE7F21C106A6A

Lesson 18 Empujadita con Sacada  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAji-VkYYiI&list=PL99DFE7F21C106A6A

Lesson 19 Arrastre con Boleo  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbYiYEfnSis&list=PL99DFE7F21C106A6A

Lesson 20 Medio Giro con Arrastre, Planeo and Boleo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbYiYEfnSis&list=PL99DFE7F21C106A6A

Lesson 21 Giro Completo con Arrastre, Planeo y Boleo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osER51ReeUU&list=PL99DFE7F21C106A6A

Lesson 22 Pasito con Cadencia  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMPgbeajFD8&list=PL99DFE7F21C106A6A


Lessons with Homer and Christina


Dario's Tango Lessons
Dario's Tango Guide


The Basics

Posture and Balance
Posture and Elegance

Pivoting and Curving

Basic step with walking step

Playing with the basic step – Homer

Basic Step – 6 count
Walking with hands on chest

Tango Torsion
Henk’s Basic with Molinette



The Embrace

The Embrace
The Embrace - Sophia and Pedro
The Embrace (Dario’s Guide #1)


Rock Step

The Rock Step

The Lead
Beginners – Intention of the Lead


Linear Salidas
Salida with Running Step (Corrida)
The Salida with forward Ochos
Salida and  Cadencia (The Rock Step) – (Dario’s Guide #2)

New Tango Step – Salida con  ‘Loko  (close) ‘



The Rhythm
Playing with the Rhythm 1
Playing with the Rhythm 2
Playing with the Rhythm 3
Playing with Asymmetrical Rhythms
Taking Musicality one step further
Musicality – Suspension and movement – milonguero style
Musical Phrasing – Homer


Traspie and Tango Traspie


The Cross


The Cross
Forced Crosses


Cross System
Demystifying the Cross System
Cross System Review
Understanding the Pendulum Motion

Front Ocho (Dario’s Guide #3)
Ocho for leaders
Ochos 2
Ocho Milonguero
Suspended Ochos
Overcross Ochos
Forward Ocho with Parada
Ochos in Alternate System
Turns from Ochos
Back Ocho (Dario’s Guide #4)
Back Ochos to Right Turn

Ocho Cortado

Ocho Cortado
Follower Styling in Ocho Cortada
Sprung Cortado - Hugo and Miriam
Ocho Cortado and dynamic turns in close embrace


The Sandwich

The Sandwich
The Sandwich (Dario’s Guide #6)

Sandwich Ganchos
Sanguchito – the little sandwich

Giros 1
Giros – Contragiro 1
Giros – technique 2
Giros with Ganchos and Sacadas
Giros (rebotados) - rebounds

Giro derecha
Giro Izquerda

Giro Arastre
Giro 1 – Leo and Eugenia
Choreografia cheia de giros
Arte y Technica  - Giros and Combinations

Managing Weight And Weight Changes

Managing the weight of the woman
Weight Change

Change of Weight and Change of Front (Dario’s Guide #17)
Split weight with Follower Spiral – Homer and Christina
Split weight turns
Communicating Rhythmic Weight Changes – Homer
Quick Weight Change – Sean and Charity


Change of Direction

Change of Direction – 1
Change of Direction

Changing Direction – Basic



Boleos – Homer and Christina
Boleos – Fabian Salas and Carolina
Boleo sequence (Alejandra and Adrian)
Boleos – Arce and Montes
Contra Boleo (David and Mariana)
The Boleo – (Dario’s Guide #9)



Paradas Milongueras

Parada (The Stop) – Dario’s Guide #5





Sacada - Basic Form
Sacadas - Arce and Montes
Sacadas - Roberto Herrera

Follower Sacada
Multiple Sacadas
More Sacadas
Sacadas with Enganche (hook)
Sacadas – combinadas y encadendas
Sacadas Combo Demo

The Sacada ( Dario’s Guide #7)

Sacadas with a graceful exit – Homer and Christina




Colgadas Demo - Fabian Salas
Colgadas - Homer and Anna
Colgadas - Guillermina
Colgadas y Volgadas – Diego y Mecha



Basic Volcado
Volcada Demo
Volcada Demo

The Volcada – Homer and Christina
Gabriel’s Volcada Class
Volcada – Basic Elements 2
Volcada – A Step for Advanced Dancers

Volcada Grouping Review
Tokyo Drift – Back Volcada

Leg Wraps

Leg Wraps with Introduction
The Wrap – 1 - Homer
The Wrap – 2 - Homer

The Wrap – 3 – Homer
The Wrap – 4 – Homer
The Wrap – 5 - Homer
The Wrap – 6 – Homer
The Wrap – 7 – Homer



Ganchos – Tango Figure 2
Gancho Trabado - Bryan de Valdivia & Sara Falasco

Ganchos - Fabian Salas and Carolina del Rivero
Practice Ganchos
The Gancho – (Dario’s Guide #14)





Soltadas – Capriotti and Romeo
Soltadas, Tornadas, Pasadas – Fabian Salas and Caroline del Rivero
Soltadas and the anti-molinete – Homer and Christina

Soltada, Sacada, Milonette, Ganchos



Tango Tornadas - Demo
The Hurricane – Homer Ladas



Combinations - Alberto and Valerie


The Drag (El Arrastre) – Dario’s Guide #15
Leader’s Planeo with arrestre


Barridas - Sebastian Arce & Mariana Montes
The Castigada  (Dario’s Guide #8)
Stops, Catches, and Grabs – Homer and Andrea
The Grapevine (Giro) – (Dario’s Guide #11)

Alterations (Homer and Anna)
Tango Figure – funny legs
Elasticity-Homer and Christina

Tango Review (Dario’s Guide # 10)
Emotions in tango – Homer and Christina
Tango Freeze
Planeos, Lapiz, and Boleos
Gabriel’s Planeo


Tango steps – John Henry  and Robin Berry





The Pencil (el Lapiz) – Dario’s Guide #12)



La Calecita


The Carrusel (La Calecita) – (Dario’s Guide #13)




Lifts 1
Lifts 2

Tango Nuevo


Tango Nuevo - Ricardo and Gladys
Tango Nuevo - Voleos and Ganchos - Fabian Salas

Pre-Milonga Lesson - Kate and Stan
Milonga Rhythm
Milonga Beat
Milonga Walking
Milonga - Capriotti and Romeo
Milonga Class – Intermediate
Milonga Workshop
Milonga Step
Milonga Step
A Milonga Step – Melo and Alverez
Funny Step

Traspie and Tango Traspie
Milonga con Traspie
Milonga con Traspie 2
Milonga Traspie – Guillermo Garcia and Andrea Fuchilieri
Milonga con Traspie Steps

Milonga traspie workshop with Rikkardo
Milonga Traspie – Ricardo Maceiras and Veronica Lorenz

Milonga step for beginners
Jorge Firpo – Milonga Demo




Tango Vals – lesson 1
Tango Vals – simple lesson
Tete’s Vals lesson
Vals - Right turn with Sacada
Vals turn with Sacada

Vals for beginners - Eddy Hernandez and Helene Destombes
Vals step for beginners
Tango Vals – Musicality
Musicality, Vals explanation
Vals step by Ruben
Vals steps - advanced

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