Tango Routine for Tuesday Class

Welcome new students! Linda and Larry Pittman, Harvey and Jennifer Barton, and Nat and Debbie DeBruin.

Here is the routine from the class last night:
2 Straight Basic (see parctice page for step example)
1 Corte (Single)
2 Circular Basic
1 Corte (Single or Double)

If you would like to add the Promenade with Left turn, just put in another basic step and then do the turn.

Here are a few notes:
– The basic step timing is: Slow, slow, quick, quick, slow
– The Single Corte timing is the same as the basic, but begins with the leader taking a step back with the left foot right into the dip.
– The Double Corte timing is: Quick, quick, slow, slow, quick, quick, slow, slow, quick, quick, slow. The step begins with the leader stepping forward on the left foot and then replacing weight to the right foot (quick, quick) then stepping back on the left foot into the dip. Repeat for the second corte.
– One of the most important things to remember about the promenade left turn is for the follower to keep the legs together at the ankles when making the turn so that when the turn is finished she is right in front of her partner 90 degress from where she started. The timing for the promenade turn is: Slow, slow AND, quick, quick slow. (The “AND” is the turn.)

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