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Patio de Tango Special Holiday Workshops Continue . . . Thursdays 10 & 17 January - VALS CRUZADO with Pedro & Belen - pre Milonga La Catedral - BOOK NOW!!

Patio de Tango SPECIAL HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS CONTINUE . . .

Pre-Milonga workshops with PEDRO & BELEN
8-9pm at St John's Darlinghurst before Milonga La Catedral

Thursday 10 January 2019
Thursday 17 January 2019

TANGO VALS CRUZADO
One of the three principal forms of Argentine Tango, along with Tango and Milonga, is Tango Vals. The immigrants who entered Argentina brought dances and music from their native countries and one was the Viennese Waltz. In Buenos Aires, the tango musicians of the day incorporated it into their repertoires and by 1910, quite a few composers were writing tango composition in 3/4 time, and the Tango Vals was born! THe Vals is often called Vals Cruzado because in order to turn around each other, the lead and follower have to move into cross-step.

Vals has the following attributes:

•    Danced to Waltz music (more precisely, Viennese Waltz played with tango instrumentation).
•    Either in open or close embrace.
•    Danced in a smooth, continuous and flowing movement - no staccato.
•    Played and danced in 3/4 beat rather than the standard 4/4, with the accent on the first beat.
•    Lots of circularity and rotation: incorporates the calesita (a carousel, where the leader takes the follower on axis and steps through a circle or arc around her) and molinete (windmill, in which followers dance small circles around the leader).


BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL - CONTACT PEDRO 0418 219 188





 
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