“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
TANGO TRAINING: The anatomy of the Tango Step. Alignment and Posture. Moving fluently while keeping posture control and balance. Look and feel elegant!
—BODY TRAINING: Body alignment and core activation: lumbo- pelvic- hip complex. back. Lower body stability
TANGO TRAINING: 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
TANGO TRAINING: 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: Core stability and lowerbody strength essentilas. Playing with contralateral motion
HOME DANCE: VALS TIME. Practice in real time using the elements and concepts studied in this series. Fun sequences to improve your dance in real time. Imporve your memory skills and musiclaity
—BODY TRAINING Training: Cardio time. Intro to endurance training, speed and agility
SERIES 2 TOPICS JANUARY
TANGO TRAINING:WALKING WITH FRIENDS ROCKS AND CROSSES
Polishing up walking mechanics. Understanding how and when in the walking is best to play with rocks and crosses and create rhymical fun combinations
BODY TRAINING: Dynamic posture and axis strengthening. Ankle mobility. Footwork anfd balance
TANGO TRAINING:THE 3 KEYS OF TURNING : ISOLATION, ROTATION & OPPOSITION
Mechanics: How the work, when to use them. Moving in functionof the axis
BODY TRAINING: Upper body mobility for better turning skills
TANGO TRAINING: MOLINETE VARIATIONS: CHANGING THE FORM AND TIMING (PART 1)
BODY TRAINING: Lower body strength variations to maximize balance
TANGO TRAINING: Geometrical forms ( square, triangle,milonguero, circular) Timing variations
HOMEDANCE: practice in real time using the elements and concepts studied in this series
Fun sequences to improve your dance in real time. Improve memory skills and musicality.
Combinations with crosses, ochos, embellishments, boleos and molinete. Phrasing and musicality.
BODY TRAINING: Core endurance for faster feet and balance control
SERIES 3 TOPICS FEBRUARY
WALKS COMBINATIONS : Changes of speed, va-y ven and embellishments
BODY TRAINING: Optimizing mobility through posture, core and back strengthening .
OCHOS AND FREE LEG ACTIVATION: embellishments and mechanics
BODY TRAINING: Torso mobility, balance and movement control
MOLINETE VARIATIONS 2 :Changes of directions in the molinete. Refining pivots, disassociation and balance
BODY TRAINING: Strengthening lower body in different directions to enhance balance
🔵 Week 4
HOME DANCE: Practice in real time using the elements and concepts studied in this series. Improve memory skills and musicality.
MILONGA: high embellishments, boleos and changes of direction in the molinetes
BODY TRAINING: Core endurance, footwork for speed and agility
SERIES 4 TOPICS MARCH
FREE LEG MOVEMENTS DURING WALKS
TANGO TRAINING: Posture and axis control during free leg movements. Smooth isolations and body tone awareness within the walking structure.
BODY TRAINING: Body alignment and core stabilization for better balance
OCHOS & BOLEOS
TANGO TRAINING: a deeper study of body spirals. How to use the energy of the pivot to create flawless ,controlled ochos and boleos.
BODY TRAINING: Core stabilization and thoracic mobility for optimal balance control
FREE LEG ACTIVATION AND USE IN MOLINETES
TANGO TRAINING: Reinforcing axis and core control, isolation and body tone within diverse tango elements in the molinete.
BODY TRAINING: Core rotational patterns, feet mobility and strengthening.
TANGO TRAINING: Practice in real time applying elements and concepts previously studied in this series. Improve memory skills and musicality.
BODY TRAINING: Cardio milonga! Improve your endurance, speed, agility and balance skills
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.