Designed for those who want to learn how to dance the tango, individually or as a follow-up to a class. This book/DVD package teaches how to dance the authentic Argentine tango, as it evolved from the streets of Buenos Aires. It illustrates and explains the fundamental concepts and techniques, while the DVD demonstrates the lessons.
This work is designed for anyone who wants to learn how to dance the tango, individually or as a follow-up to a class. This book/DVD package comprehensively teaches how to dance the authentic Argentine tango, as it evolved from the streets of Buenos Aires. Master teachers Alberto Paz and Valorie Hart take readers on a journey through the rich culture, history and music of Argentina that inspired the passion, creativity and natural elegance of the dance. The book illustrates and explains the fundamental concepts and techniques, while the DVD visually demonstrates the lessons first as an individual exercise, then how this translates into dancing with a partner. Readers will learn how to improve partner connection and manage the body in terms of balance, motion and posture. It offers helpful tips on how, why and when to do certain moves, including the six fundamental movements of the legs in the tango.
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Argentine tango experts Alberto Paz and Valorie Hart have earned a solid reputation for their superb, thorough, conceptually clear and fair methods of instruction. They are well known for a smooth, creative and elegant dancing style that expresses their enthusiasm and zest for tango. Together they own the House of Tango in New Orleans, which hosts a widely successful annual tango festival. They have given many master classes, lectures and workshops worldwide.
Table of Contents
Part I The Intrigue of the Tango; Chapter 1: The Everlasting Tango; Chapter 2: The Romance of the Bandoneon and the Night; Part II How to Dance the Argentine Tango; Chapter 3: Welcome to Tango Boot Camp; Chapter 4: To Hug or Not to Hug; Chapter 5: Exit Strategies; Chapter 6: What Goes Around Comes Around; Chapter 7: A Sleigh of Legs; Chapter 8: Taking the Time to Smell the Roses; Part III Doing Argentine Tango On Your Own; Chapter 9: Fancy Dancing on a Crowded Floor; Chapter 10: The Social Milieu and Beyond.
Gotta Tango by Alberto Paz
Used - Good
Human Kinetics Publishers
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.