“Because Tango is more than just Tango”
WELLNESS TANGO / INTEGRATED TRAINING
Body conditioning & Tango
Welcome to our online Tango program WELLNESS TANGO/INTEGRATED TRAINING.
Our approach is based on a well thought program designed for dancers who want to stay active, body conditioned and to sharpen their tango skills during these challenging changing times. Our goal is to develop functional tango training classes in a progressive consistent manner, to achieve better and more tangible results
Through focused body training, students will go through body mechanics and movement training oriented towards enhancing Tango skills. Body alignment, posture, core activation, body weight strength, stability and overall mobility. Such training will help improve muscle memory, create all types of isolated and complex movements with greater smoothness and better quality, and push one's dance skills to the next level.
- Improved alignment, posture and mobility
- Stronger core and greater overall stability
- Enhanced balance and movement control
- Improved confidence on your individual technique
- Enhanced awareness of partner connection
- A healthier and safer way of dancing, reduced low back pain and lower risk of injury
- More enjoyable pleasant dances
- Look and feel great on and off the floor
1- BODY TRAINING-MOVEMENT PREPARATION WORKOUT
(Program designed by Certified Personal Trainer Adriana Salgado) (40 min)
Warm up and activation exercises focused on developing mind-muscle connection and preparing the body for the Tango practice.
Exercises are functional, safe, effective and related to improving Tango mechanics and skills. Posture stability, coordination, disassociation,balance and movement control
2- TANGO TRAINING (Program designed by professional Tango dancers with over 20 years of experience)
Concepts and movement’s study (40 min)
We will analyze and study the specific topic of the week by breaking it down accordingly, emphasizing technique elements concepts, and learning movements to use in the dance practice.
3- COOL DOWN (5 min)
We will go through a brief stretching sequence of main muscle groups used in class to free tension and enhance recovery
4- Q & A: to help you maximize your learning experience we will dedicate a few minutes to answer your questions.
*Wednesdays 7pm and Saturdays 1pm (ET) class duration 90 minutes
*Day 1 Concepts and study movement. Application and practice
*Day 2 Review and reinforce information. Application and Practice
*Individual session $20
* 4 sessions $60
*Full month pack 8 sessions $100
Pre-Registration: email@example.com. Payment via ZELLE firstname.lastname@example.org
SERIES 1 TOPICS NOV-DEC 2020
The anatomy of the Tango Step. Alignment and Posture. Moving fluently while keeping posture control and balance. Functional exercises. Look and feel elegant!
—BODY TRAINING: Body alignment ,core activation: lumbo- pelvic- hip complex. back. Lower body stability
Ochos with fluidity. Finding our own axis and defining body isolation to keep balance and movement control. Spiraling for quality!
—BODY TRAINING: Mobility exercises for thoracic spine(mid back) and hips. Core stability and upper body strength
Molinete. Understanding the mechanics and characteristics of each element in the molinete structure and connecting them all without sacrificing fluency and smoothness. Flow through the molinete!
—BODY TRAINING: lowerbody exercises to promote core stability and leg strength. Playing with contralateral motion
HOME DANCE: VALS TIME. Practice in real time using the elements and concepts we studied in previous sessions
Fun sequences to improve your dance in real time. walks, ochos, molinetes, and basic embellishments
—Body Training: Cardio time. Endurance drills, speed, agility and balance. Full body stabilization.
SERIES 2 TOPICS JANUARY
🔵 WALKING WITH FRIENDS ROCKS AND CROSSES
BODY TRAINING: Dynamic posture and axis strengthening. Feet mobility.
TANGO TRAINING: Polishing up walking mechanics. Understanding how and when in the walking is best to play with rocks and crosses and create rhymical fun combinations
🔵THE 3 KEYS OF TURNING : ISOLATION,ROTATION & OPPOSITION
BODY TRAINING: Upper body mobility for better turning skills
TANGO TRAINING: Moving in function of the axis. Playing with the free leg. Embellishing the ochos, & musicality
🔵MOLINETE VARIATIONS: CHANGING THE FORM AND TIMING (PART 1)
BODY TRAINING: Lower body strength for optimal stability
TANGO TRAINING: Geometrical figures in the molinete. Variations changing form & timing & using different musical elements
🔵HOMEDANCE: practice in real time using the elements and concepts studied in previous sessions
Fun sequences to improve your dance in real time
BODY TRAINING: Endurance, Speed and agility. Improve your cardio
TANGO TRAINING: combinations with crosses, ochos, embellishments, boleos and molinete. Phrasing and musicality.
SERIES 3 TOPICS FEBRUARY
🔵WALKS COMBINATIONS ;CHANGES OF SPEED
BODY TRAINING: refining posture & lower body stability and strength
TANGO TRAINING: Mixing up rocks and crosses to create playful rhythmical combinations
🔵 OCHOS AND FREE LEGACTIVATION (ganchos-boleos)
BODY TRAINING: Core stabilization to enhance posture, balance and movement control
TANGO TRAINING: optimal body placement for ganchos and embellishments in the parada position
🔵MOLINETE VARIATIONS 2
BODY TRAINING: Lower body strength for optimal stability when changing directions
TANGO TRAINING: Mastering the molinete and changes of direction. Refining, pivoting, disassociation and balance
🔵 HOME DANCE: practice in real time using the elements and concepts studied in previous sessions
Fun sequences to improve your dancing in real time
TANGO & MILONGA
BODY TRAINING: Endurance, speed and agility.
TANGO TRAINING: combinations with crosses, ochos, crosses. Phrasing & musicality.
SERIES 4 TOPICS MARCH
🔷️WEEK 1: FREE LEG MOVEMENTS DURING WALKS
BODY TRAINING: Core alignment and back strengthening for optimal posture and balance.
TANGO TRAINING: Axis, posture and core alignment reinforcement. Smooth isolations and body tone awareness within the walking structure.
🔷️WEEK 2: BOLEOS AND OCHOS
BODY TRAINING: Core stabilization and thoracic mobility for fluidity and balance in all turning movements.
-TANGO TRAINING: A deeper study of body spirals
-Optimizing the use of energy provided by the pivot, to make the boleo happens without losing balance, form and control during the process.
🔷️WEEK 3: FREE LEG ACTIVATION AND USE IN MOLINETES
BODY TRAINING: lower body strengthening/ contralateral rotation.
Ankles mobility and strengthening.
TANGO TRAINING: Applying axis control and alignment, core stabilization, isolation and body tone, to add different Tango elements to the molinete structure.
🔷️WEEK 4: HOME DANCE
BODY TRAINING: Improving your endurance while integrating skills: speed, agility, balance and movement control
TANGO TRAINING: Practice in real time applying elements and concepts previously studied in this series. Memorization, music- dance connection enhancement.
PROPS FOR THE CLASS:
- a broom stick
-a medium heavy object ( liter or gallon of water, backpack with books)
-Resistance bands set. When registering ask for the link to buy the bands
IN PERSON TEACHING
We care very much about offering the best learning tools to students, so they can reach their Tango goals in a fun and efficient way. Our teaching style focuses on building a strong foundation where essential elements like posture, connection, embrace, technique and musicality become a vital part in the learning process. Our methodology involves a well planned individualized program that targets each individual goals and need in a very clear, detailed and functional way.
We encourage students to increase their sensitivity towards Tango, the connection with their own movements, with the partner and the music, as well as to develop the habit of practicing on their own. We strongly believe that to achieve the goals and rewards of Tango,learning should be a pleasant, relaxed and friendly experience.
Our strong recommendation is to take private lessons,since they are quite simply the fastest way for you to learn how to dance well. Individual attention ensures the most rapid understanding of the material you want to master and the subtleties of the dance.You will be able to improve at your own pace and you will learn to dance with complete confidence.