We assume you know that in Milongas we actually dance to 3 different musics: Tango, Milonga and Vals. And no - Vals is not a faster and happier Tango. It definitely is faster, and definitely happier, but has its own steps, its own musicality and its own rules.
You have two choices - you can start to learn all 3 types of Tango at the same time. It will be difficult, but rewarding. Or: You can start with Tango and only after you advance you start learning Vals.
This class is meant for absolute Vals newbies as well as for people who dance Vals but have problems with understanding musicality and define musical accents.
Argentine Tango Classes NYC @ Adelante Studios
Hernan and Anita are highly praised by his students for ability to teach something very ephemeral, hard to demonstrate, capture or explain in words - ability to teach the connection in Tango, true lead and follow.
If you ever wonder how much of movement in Tango is actually led - Hernan’s answer is very simple - EVERYTHING. It is up to leader to decide the direction of the movement, the amount of rotation, placement of follower’s feet, size of the step, placement and speed of weight change, depth of the cross, height and type of boleo, speed of the giro… All this and more is all in leader’s hands.
And the followers? The response to leader's proposal of movement still belongs to follower who can interpret how to most creatively use given time, impulse and direction to respond to music and emphasize chemistry between partners created during dance. What will most surprise you in those classes is the epiphany of re-discovering your own body and regaining the power over it. The ability to feel instead of just letting your body simply fall into the movement. In those classes you will learn the power of vulnerability and the power of trust. Truly liberating.
Curious how this is done? How to master those exceptional skills (or ‘magic powers’ as some students call them) - come to the class! One warning though - miracles do happen, but very rarely. Don’t expect immediate transformation. Prepare for weeks and weeks of work. Be consistent - come to every class and do not let yourself miss a minute of it.